Tips for achieving perfectly bronzed
Begin by exfoliating your skin, paying special
attention to your elbows, knees and other rough spots. Smooth skin
helps make the application of a self-tanner uniform, and prevents
streaking or blotching.
Recommended products: Philosophy Gingerbread Man, Clarins Exfoliating Body Scrub.
If skin is dry and dehydrated the self-tanner will
deposit in these areas and may appear uneven. This is especially true
for the face which is constantly exposed to the summer sun.
Face self-tanning has become easier with innovative products that
combine self-tanner, sunblock and moisturizer in one. These lotions
should be applied with a delicate touch, similar to the way you apply
concealer avoiding the eyelids and ensuring that the lotion does not
come in contact directly with the eyes.
By using self-tanners and sunblocks regularly you will protect your
skin from the signs of premature aging caused by sun exposure and you
will be able to achieve a beautiful bronze glow.
Recommended products: Neutrogena Build-a-Tan Face SPF 15, Dr. Brandt Skincare Bronze Barrier Face SPF 30.
3. Apply with care.
Start with your feet and work your way up.
Using a sunless tanning spray, such as Neutrogena MicroMist Tanning
Sunless Spray, helps to tan those hard-to-reach areas for even
Another highly recommended product - Minesol Bronze.
4. Dry for five minutes.
Allow about five minutes for the tanner
to dry. A beautiful tan should develop within a few hours and will last
for days. The medium tint produces a tan that is two shades darker than
your skin tone, ensuring a natural-looking, golden tan that will fade
gracefully. You can determine how deep or dark a tan you want and layer
the tan, but within the day or two.
The result: a beautiful tan without the damaging effects of the sun's rays.