Every year people spend the warm spring and summer months out in the sun. And, for many of them, the time spent out in the sun means getting a tan. And, it’s certainly an option, as the sun’s ultraviolet rays can help you get the tan you want. Of course, there is some downsides to using the sun to this benefit.
– First, you can get a sunburn…especially if you are fair-skinned.
– Second, the sun can cause premature aging of your skin, which means more wrinkles.
– Third, you could be diagnosed with skin cancer.
How To Apply Self-Tanning Lotion To Produce An Even All-Over Tan Look
Most folks understand how bad the sun’s ultraviolet rays are for their skin. And, it’s why many people are opting for sunless tanning lotions and sprays. Of course, to get a proper tan using the self-tanning lotion, you need to do it correctly. After all, you don’t want any orange streaks on your body that shows that you are using a lotion and not getting an “actual tan”. With that in mind, here are some helpful tips to ensure you get the tan without any unnecessary streaks.
1 – Exfoliate Several Days Before Applying Your Tanning Lotion
This is the most important step you can take for your skin. You must scrub away the layer of dead skin cells so the tanning lotion doesn’t have to get through it. Thus, when you’re taking a shower, scrub your body all over. Be sure to spend time on regions that are typically dry and scaly like your elbows and knees.
2 – Use Moisturizer Each Day Before You Want To Tan
Use moisturizer for several days, if not a week before you decide to tan. Apply it copiously after you take a shower or bath. If you’re looking for an even coat on your skin, you need to begin each time in the same area. Bear in mind that some areas of your body are drier than other such as your elbows and knees. Self-tanning lotions will soak up the concoction, which will cause blemished coloring. Ensure your skin is full of moisture to keep this from happening.
3 – Apply Self-Tanning Lotions Away From Steamy Bathrooms
Steamy bathrooms will cause you to sweat, which can melt the self-tanner lotion, which will result in streaks. It’s also a good idea to get cool after the shower before you apply the self-tanning lotion. Hot skin will also cause streaks.
4 – Don’t Rush Through Your Application
It’s imperative that you take your time when applying the self-tanning lotion. If you can, get someone to help you apply it. Begin with one section of your body. You want to pay close attention to the areas you’re working on and you can only do this if you’re working slowly. You’ll get far better results that way!
5 – Thin Down Your Self-Tanning Lotion for Problem Areas
The first areas on your body that will show an inaccurately applied lotion are:
To get a more natural look, have a half moisturizer/half self-tanning lotion concoction.
6 – Repeatedly Wash Your Hands During Application Process
You really have two options on this part if you want to get a streak-free tan.
– Use latex gloves when applying
– Wash your hands repeatedly
Be sure to apply the concoction to the back of your hands using a damp triangle. This ensures that the lotion won’t stay on your palms.
7 – Wait To Get Dressed
After you’ve applied the lotion to your body, be sure you wait to get dressed. If you fail to wait, it could stain your sheets and clothes.
Use the above seven tips to ensure your skin gets the tan you want without any streaks that can occur with self-tanning lotion. Above all else, it’s imperative you have patience during the application so you have a streak-free tan to enjoy during beach season. It’s time to have a good time!