Sunbathing to get a suntan is now known to be risky. Many more people are turning to the use of self tanning lotions to produce that healthy bronzed glow. Not all the commercial products are effective or produce a good result so be prepared to try a few before you get the results you want.
You may find that some of your acquaintances look great with a bottle suntan. However, the product they use might not have the same effect on your skin. Save yourself some money and try a skin test with their product before you buy. It is a good way to find out if your skin will react badly to any of the ingredients.
It is best to allow the patch test 24 hours to work. If you think the test patch color is not quite right, it is advisable not to purchase that product. Using it all over just makes the end results look worse and it may look very streaky or like and orange.[I:http://www.tweetarticle.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/VeronicaCappelletti9.jpg]
A cheaper and often safer option is to make your own cream or lotion. You can download instructions from the internet that are easy to follow. You will find plenty of advice on the ingredients to use, how to mix and store the lotions and how to apply it for best results.
In addition, you will find instructions on how to prepare and moisturize your skin so that you get the best results. You have the advantage of knowing exactly what is going into the lotion. You are avoiding the use of chemicals and other unknown ingredients that are found in store brought products.
Health stores sell a range of natural and herbal products for self tanning. These natural products are beneficial if your skin is sensitive because they do not contain chemicals. They are made from herbs and plants and should not cause any adverse skin reactions.
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