Tanning doesn’t only make you feel healthier, sexier but even skinnier. More people these days are realizing the harmful effects of the sun, and natural sun tanning is being avoided. Sunbathers are becoming conscious of the sun’s damaging UV rays on the skin as well as increasing the chances of developing the most fatal disease, melanoma, skin cancer.
With this realization in mind, fake tanning is becoming more popular everyday. It can give you that bronzy look with glowing skin without having to lie under the sun and be exposed to all the harms of the sun.
Below are five tips to provide you with the best fake tanning tips for face and body:
- Salon Tans are the best fake tans If you can afford the salon tans then you can get a flawless and professional fake tan. If you pay a little more then you can even get a whole package of full body exfoliation followed by a fake ID professional application of self tanner. You can also get the airbrush bronzing where an aesthetician sprays a fine mist of tanner over your entire body. The least expensive option is the spray tanning booths where you get sprayed on all over your body and sides.
- Fake tanning your face The face is a very gentle yet tricky place. Before you start with the process, you need to pull your hair up using a headband to avoid those small flyaways. First start by cleansing and exfoliating your face to prepare it for the fake tan. Second step is to apply your usual under eye cream since you always want that area to be lighter than your face for a younger look. Third step is to blend your favorite fake tanning solutions with a few drops of your face moisturizer in the palm of your hand. Then you can apply the fake tan to your face and neck. Don’t forget your earlobes and upper ears for a more natural look. The last step is to let the color develop for about 3 hours followed by your favorite bronzer on your forehead and cheeks where the sun naturally glows for a more sun kissed look.
- Fake tanning your body You start this process by first exfoliating your skin with a body scrub in a hot shower. Give more attention to rough areas such as your elbows and knees since dry skin tends to absorb more tanner than hydrated skin leading to a darker spot than the rest of your body. You also need to shave before applying the fake tan and avoid using body moisturizer after your shower. In addition, try applying Vaseline to your nails and cuticles to protect them from staining. Begin the fake tanning process by applying the tanner slowly starting from the bottom with your legs down to your ankles, up to your thighs, hips, stomach and torso, followed by your shoulders and arms. Wait for about 15 minutes for the tan to settle and dry – best time to call a friend or skim through some magazines. Stay away from water drops or any activities that might make you sweat in order to avoid streaking. Bonus Tip: To remove the fake tan from your palms but not the tops of your hands, try using a washcloth, not forgetting the spots in-between your fingers.