Many people like to tan their skin without risking being in the sun. Commercial products can be purchased to tan your skin that does not need sunlight. Sun fake tanner can be tricky to use, but if you follow the following tips you may have a better experience with this type of product.
Go for a gradual tan by choosing a starting color close to your natural skin tone. Many sun faker tanner lotions have a starting color tone, and going too dark quickly may result in an unnatural look.
Exfoliate and moisturize before using the product. Exfoliation beforehand will remove dead skin cells and may lengthen the time sun fake tanner can be seen by others on your skin. Moisturizing, in the days before applying sun fake tanner, will help distribute the color on knees, elbows, and ankles for a smoother unified look. However, it is important not to overly moisturize directly before application as it could lead to uneven distribution.
Carefully distribute the sun fake tanner onto your skin as instructed on the product. Making sure that no spots are left uncovered could lead to a smoother color result that will be more natural looking as long as you follow what is written in number 1 above. If you are unsure about coverage you can ask a fried or a sunless tanning professional to help.
Let the product dry before putting on anything that will cover the area. Different sunless products may have different drying times. Waiting until the product is fully dry may prevent any clothing from being stained or any product rubbing off.
In the days following sun fake tanner application avoid exfoliating or indulging in a long bath. By doing so, you will extend the time that your tanning results will last before having to reapply. You may also wish to avoid shaving your legs, if you tanned them using sun fake tanner, for at least two days this may also help lengthen the time between applications. Some people may even choose to wax their legs prior to sun fake tanner application. If you also choose to wax it may be a good idea to do so a few days before using a sun fake tanner. This way any leftover waxy residue won’t be on your skin covering any areas that may need to be colored with a tanner product.
Sunless tanning is a way to avoid harmful sunlight exposure. Following the tips above may help to not only lengthen time it takes for your tan to fade, but also help achieve a natural looking coverage of your sun fake tanner. If you are worried about making mistakes, during application which could lead to an unnatural tan look, some tanning business also offer sun fake tanner application by a professional.