When it comes to fake tan, there are some things that you just don’t do.
More often than not, it’s the committing of tanning sins that leave people stuck with an awful looking tan and out of pocket for the privilege. However, steering clear of these sins will result in a beautiful, golden tan to show off to the world. Let’s look at some of these sins and how you can avoid them in order to ensure the best results in the future.
Exfoliation is the biggest thing standing between you and your perfect fake tan. If you don’t exfoliate your skin thoroughly and carefully in the run up to applying your fake tan then you shouldn’t be surprised when you’re left with an uneven and streaky mess. People often fail to realise just how important exfoliation really is when it comes to tanning; the formula will only take to dead skin cells and the more dead cells there are, the shorter your tan’s lifespan. Exfoliating properly will leave you with a single layer of dead cells, which will both extend your tan as well as making it smoother and more even. Exfoliating afterwards is also important in order to aid tan removal, and products like BeauBronz Exfoliese or even using a sea salt and olive oil scrub will help to get the tan off whilst leaving your skin smooth and moisturised.
You’ll hear plenty of times how the hands are a problem area when it comes to tanning, and this is for one simple reason: orange palms are a dead giveaway that you’re faking it, which is the last thing you want. The problem here is that people are failing to use gloves when applying their fake tan. Tanning mitts and latex gloves will prevent the formula from seeping through and staining your fingers. Luckily, this is a sin that’s really very easy to avoid, so you’ll gave no excuses the next time you bring out the bottle.
It might seem obvious to most, but this is a problem that continues to manifest over and over again. Clearly tanning fans get it into their heads that more is best, and that layering on the formula will give you a better result. This is not the case at all; the more formula you put on, the darker your skin tone will be. Whenever you see people sporting a burnt orange skin tone, you’ll know where they went wrong. Just remember that less is more in this case and don’t apply more than is necessary. The aim is for the tan to complement your skin tone, not to cover it up completely. There’s also the issue of putting too much formula on around the trickier tanning areas where the skin builds up thicker, namely the ankles, knees and elbows. With these areas you need to ensure that you apply less there than you would with the rest of the body to get the even tan you’re looking for.
AbiO from BeauBronz