After posting my blog on sunscreen I decide to post one showing a healthy way to tan. So, here we have my thoughts about sunless tanner and how to use properly use it!
First, when picking out a sunless tanner pick one based on your coloring. For someone who is fair like myself I usually pick something that is more of a moisturizer to slowly give me a glow verses something that’s straight up tanner which would turn me too dark too fast or worse… ORANGE!
Someone with a medium or deep skin tone could use something like a sunless tanning moisturizer, but would most likely want to use a spray or gel sunless tanner. Using a spray or gel would give you direct pigment darker and faster!
Another thing to think about when picking a sunless tanner is your skin type. If you have a dry skin type I highly recommend using a moisturizing sunless tanner. This will help with relieving some of the blotchiness that could occur on dry skin. Someone who has an oily skin type should use something like a gel or spray.
All in all, anyone could actually use any type of sunless tanner, it really matters the most in how it’s applied.
Here are a few tips on how to apply sunless tanner to achieve the best looking results.
Step 1: Prep your skin. To prep your skin use something that has tiny beads in it to exfoliate your skin. You could also use a loofa, of which any type will work just fine.
Step 2: Dry your skin. Make sure to do a thorough job of drying your skin by removing every drop of water from your body. If you don’t, it could result in your tanner streaking unevenly on your body.
Step 3: Apply sunless tanner. With any type of sunless tanner I would make sure to apply as evenly as possible!
Step 4: Let it dry! After applying your tanner, let it dry for 10 to 15 minutes before getting dressed.
That’s it! And definitely worth trying over sitting out in the sun!
Here are my Top Sunless Tanning Picks:
Jergens Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer
*Best gradual sunless-tanning lotion! Retails for $6.22
Neutrogena Micromist Airbrush Sunless Tan
*Best for instant results! Retails for $9.99
St. Tropez Self-Tan Bronzing Mousse
*Best sunless tanner! Retails for $42.00
Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Glow Pad for Body
*Best tanning wipes! Retails for $51.00
That’s all there is to it! I hope you have found this helpful and enjoy tanning the safe way!