Thanks to technological advancements, today there are self tanning lotions that give impeccable long lasting results just like sun tanning results. More and more people are moving away from the sun and the tanning bed in favor of tanning lotion thanks to the long lasting tanning lotion outcome they guarantee. Basically, the process involves the use of sunless tans that come in form of lotions and body sprays.
For your information, if you think that the tanning bed is better than sun bathing and that the results last long enough, you should think twice. Statistics show that tanning beds increase your cancer risk by up to 75%. No doubt you might have had your share of streaks all over your body and specifically the legs when you use lotion and sprays. Most people have experienced these streaks in their pursuit for long lasting tanning lotion results.
The two main reasons why most people end up with unsightly streaks is because for one, they chose the wrong fake tan supplies to use. And secondly, because they did not follow basic application and body preparation guidelines. Here is what you need to know and do for a long lasting tanning lotion outcome.[I:http://www.tweetarticle.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/HaywoodHunter4.jpg]
First and foremost, you need to ensure you exfoliate your skin as much as possible, preferably a week prior to the scheduled day of tanning. Exfoliation is meant to aid in shedding of the top dead layer of the skin. If the dead layer is present, the tanner will be trying to penetrate through, hence the results may not be as visible, or as long lasting as you would want.
Moisturize. Just like ex-foliation, you need to ensure you moisturize for a period of up to one week prior to tanning. This is where you apply your body lotion evenly and liberally throughout your body. While at it, you might want to pay close attention to your knees and ankles and all areas that are prone to being overly dry. Moisturizing guarantees an even tan and just like exfoliation, it guarantees a long lasting tanning effect.
Such parts of the body will soak up the tanning lotion since they are often drier, hence leading to the blotchy colouring that most people have. However, plumping up your skin with enough moisture will often do the trick. For the most long lasting tanning lotion results, you should never apply your lotion in your steamy bathroom.
Avoid applying the lotion while in a steamy bathroom or when your body is hot. Another important thing that will guarantee long lasting tanning lotion effects is applying the lotion when you are completely cooled off from the bathroom. Avoid applying while in a steamy bathroom since it will melt off the lotion, leading to drips and ultimately the unwanted streaks.
You also need to know that self tanning lotions will take more time to dry than other tanners, but the good news is the results are always longer lasting. As such, you should take as much time as possible with the application, starting with one part of the body and working your way liberally all through. Move slow and pay close attention only to the part you are working on for even, long lasting tanning lotion results.
Applying self tanning lotions is not a hard nut to crack, but no doubt it will take a lot of practice and patience. The internet can be a good place to look for information on long lasting tanning lotion products to use, and tips on how to apply for that uniform, lasting, streak-free appearance.
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