A sunless tanning lotion is the perfect solution for those who are looking to give their skin a boost of color without exposing it to harmful rays. It is easy and it allows you to avoid tan lines on your body. Below are some useful tips and tricks on how to choose the right sunless tanning lotion and how to apply it for flawless results. [youtube:I69UvMOijm0;[Best Suntan Lotion, tanning bed tips, hempz lotion];http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I69UvMOijm0?version=3&feature=related]
First and foremost, you must buy the right sunless tanning lotion for you. To be on the safe side, always choose one that is only a few shades darker than your own skin color. This will help you avoid the well-known “Oompa Loompa” look caused by an oxidation reaction between the product and the skin. Always go with an animal-friendly product as well. The animal proteins used in most brands of sunless tanning lotion are what causes the repulsive smell they have and can speed up the oxidation process even more.
Two to three hours before applying your sunless tanning lotion, create a smooth canvas for it by getting rid of body hair. You can do that by either shaving or waxing. Taking a warm shower and exfoliating will kill the harmful bacteria on the surface, remove the dead skin, and help you achieve a streak-free application. Pat your skin dry before you rub the sunless tanning lotion onto it to avoid mixing it with water.[I:http://www.articleslayer.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/HaywoodHunter1.jpg]
Sunless tanning lotion can be applied anywhere on your body, avoiding the area of the genitals. If you are going to apply a sunless tanning lotion on your face, make sure you drag it down to your neck and your chest area if they are going to be exposed. Before applying the product onto your arms and legs, rub some regular body lotion onto your elbows, knees, and feet. This will prevent the sunless tanning lotion from settling into fine lines and looking unrealistic.
A sunless tanning lotion is very likely to stain your hands. To avoid that, invest in a box of latex gloves from the medical supply store and put them before using the fake tan. For added protection, wash your hands with soap every several minutes.
Apply no more than one thin coat of the sunless tanning lotion evenly all over your skin for the best results. You may not see the dark color right away, but it will start to appear over time. You do not need to have several layers of tan on your skin for it to be visible.
If you are new to sunless tanning, definitely choose a sunless tanning lotion over a spray. A sunless tanning lotion is easier to work with and will help you avoid mistakes. It also helps if you chose something with a built in pigment so you can see the areas where you have already applied it.
If your sunless tanning lotion is not completely dry when you put on your clothes, it is very likely to rub off onto them. In you read the directions on the back of the box, they will tell you exactly how much time the sunless tanning lotion needs to be absorbed by your skin. Wait about double that time, then put on some dark, loose-fitting clothes and you will be ready to go with a beautiful glow.
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