Tanning can be done in various methods. The common ways of getting a tan is through sunbathing and indoor tanning. Unfortunately, these methods of tanning have become more and more hazardous. Did you know that these methods make use of UV rays? Consistent exposure to UV radiation will raise your chances of getting skin cancer. In fact, melanoma has been found in one of every five individuals which is an alarming rate. That factor has caused skin cancer to rise as the fourth most common cancer across the globe.

With that perilous thought, a lot of individuals have begun to find an alternative to their tanning needs. It's due to this that self tanner has gained traction in the community. Dubbed as a fake tan due to the absence of the sun in getting your summer glow, self tanning uses chemicals to give you the tan you need. While this may be the healthiest method to obtaining a tan, self tanners are not the easiest to work around it which is why it can deter some individuals. In order to make the most out of your self tanning experience, you can follow these rules:

– Before getting your self tan, make sure to wax and exfoliate your skin. Waxing helps remove body hair that can cause the tanner to stick to. This also helps avoid in streaking and blotches. Exfoliating gets rid of the layer of dead skin cells. By putting on self tanner on younger skin, it lasts longer and has a much flawless output. Another factor to consider, younger skin is a much easier palette for self tanners.

– Choose the self tanner that works with your skin. You don't want to have skin ailments such as rashes or allergic reactions due to the self tanner you picked off the shelf. Make sure to check the ingredients and do a skin test before getting one beforehand.

– Make sure to proof the area you're going to do your self tanning. If you're going to do it indoors, move furniture away and line the floor with some old newspaper or the like. You don't want to worry about having to clean stains after your self tanning sessions.

– Try to choose colors that work with your tan. Be familiar with the spectrum of how warm or cool your tan is. This information helps you on how to bring out your tan without wearing clothes that clash with your skin tone.