Best Practices in Self-tanning

With the days growing colder and colder as the roads grow slick with the much frigid climate, it can be difficult to commit yourself to a good tan. Though it has been said time and time again that tanning through the aid of the sun, sunbathing, or using your tanning salon’s tanning bed, has been proven to be quite hazardous. We always avoid the damage that might be caused by UV rays but did you know that sunbathing and tanning beds use precisely this element to help you tan?

Now that you’ve been enlightened, it’s best to shift your means of tanning to self-tanning. While a much healthier approach, it’s surely not the easiest. You don’t need to worry about how this and that works as here are some tips that you can use to guide you on what you’re getting into once you purchase a self-tanner.

  • Before getting anything, you’ll want to test the self-tanners first. Certain self-tanners might cause allergic reactions. No one wants to have rashes instead of a good tan, so you’ll have to the skin test, numerous self-tanners, prior to getting one. Additionally, self-tanners don’t work the same way as the other. Some tanners could be darker than you’d expected while some others are more saturated. Testing out is key.
  • You’ll want to try it out for a bit before you get the right shade down. If you’re nervous, try to put a small, light amount on an area and gradually work from that.
  • Make sure you have all the tools that you need to avoid having a bad tanning experience.
  • Set a specific area for tanning. Lay down some old newspaper or scratch paper that you don’t need in a wide area.

Since self-tanners are topical products, there’s a chance of it dripping off of you. You don’t want to ruin your rug with a quick tan now, would you?