Whether you want to have slightly sun-kissed skin or a bronzed beach babe look, the safest and the quickest way to do it is through self – tanning. It is the best way of faking a holiday glow. Regardless of what depth of colour you want to achieve or what type of tanning product you use, the key to having a glowing dark fake tan depends on how you apply it.
The following steps can help you in going through the process from start to finish. Are you ready to have glowing, gorgeous dark tan skin?
Shaving before Tanning
No matter what type of hair removal methods you use, it is important to keep it hair-free and silky smooth right before tanning. You should shave at least 24 hours prior to applying fake tan, ensuring that the hair follicles are already closed to avoid having a speckled look.
Exfoliating Before Tanning
You have to keep your skin as smooth as possible. That is why you must exfoliate. To ensure that you will have an even smooth base, you need to get rid of your previous tan evidence. In this way, you can enjoy having a beautiful new glow that looks flawless.
Using Perfume or Deodorant
When using fake tan, be sure that your skin is absolutely clean. It means that it should be really clean. Even just having a bit of perfume or deodorant can already cause a disastrous effect. When the deodorant gets in contact with the tan, it will likely go green. Although it does not remain green all the time, it does not look good. If you can get a shower before your tan, then try to go for a cold rinse to close the pores all over your skin. In this way, your tan will become smooth. You should avoid using perfume before and after your tan to avoid messing with your tan’s development.
Moisturizing the Skin
After moisturizing your skin, how long will it take before you can apply your fake tan? To achieve an even tan, you should keep on moisturizing and nourishing your skin. However, you should moisturize your skin at least 24 hours before applying your fake tan product. It is because the moisturizer can shield your skin from the tanning formula.
When it is time for you to apply the tan, you could use a light moisturizer on specific areas such as the ankles, toes, knees, knuckles, elbows, inner wrists, and between the fingers. These areas tend to build up and can look darker compared to the rest of your skin.
How to Apply Fake Tan?
In applying your dark fake tan, start from the legs, then move gently upwards. Don’t be in a hurry. Take your time. Is it helpful to use a mitt? A mitt can prevent the tan from absorbing into your hands. At the same time, it can also help in evenly distributing your tanning product. However, if you are using tanning drops or waters, there is no need to use a mitt. You can wash your hands using micellar water.
To make sure that the tanning product is evenly distributed all over the entire mitt, you should place it on the mitt base, then close your palms to fold the mitt.
Hope that these tips have given you some ideas on how to apply fake tan effectively to attain the tan you have always wanted.
Author name: Alison Lurie