10 TIPS to apply Self-tanners without getting orange


Young people having fun on the beach

Are getting a tan slowly or you have no time to sunbathe or the weather isn’t quite alright? Then try to use a self-tanner. You always can go to a tan studio but with the following DIY Tips to apply Self-tanners it’s easy, it just does need some exercise.

Self tanning products

1. Buying the right product
If you want to buy a self-tanner, you have several options.
. The degree of browning, there are products with a light, medium and dark coloration. Do you have a fair skin then you better start with a light shade.
. Colored self-tanners, the color has no effect on the result, but a self-tanner that is already colored, is easier to apply because you can see where you apply.
. Sprays, creams or wipes.
You can spray the product as a cream application or u can use wipes soaked with self-tanner.
. With SPF
You have self-tanners that contain a Sun Protection Factor (SPF). This is highly recommended because your tanned skin isn’t protecting against the sun.

It's imporatant to take time when using self tanners

2. Make sure you have enough time
With the proper preparation and proper execution, you can achieve perfect results with self-tanners. If you start not prepared or in a hurry the risk of getting some nice orange colored streaks is a risk.

Application and drying
Choose a time of the day that you have at least 90 minutes for yourself to apply and drying time before you pull your clothes again. Tanning begins after a few hours. The result of the self-tanner is usually visible after a few hours. Most self -tanners you can use daily until you reach the desired color. To prevent the color from fading, repeat the treatment 2 to 3 times a week to keep the perfect color. If you want a nice tan on a certain day start a few days in advance to avoid any panic if something might have gone wrong. You can then repeat the coloration until you are satisfied with the color.

Mr. Bean in a bath tub

3. It starts with exfoliate or a nice body scrub
To get a good result, it is necessary that your skin is clean, smooth and cleaned of dead skin cells.Please do this properly then the chances that your skin is not evenly brown, but spotty is minimal. Do not forget to exfoliate your elbows and knees to avoid a buildup a orange color.

4. Use Plastic gloves
Because the self-tanner adheres well on rougher skin, it is recommended to use plastic or latex gloves when applying self-tanner this is to avoid your palms getting orange.

5. Dry your skin.
For best results it is necessary that you apply the self-tanner on a “dry” skin. So if you want to apply the self-tanner after showering and exfoliating be sure your skin is fully dry. Do not use the self-tanner in a bathroom that is completely full of steam. A self-tanner on a damp skin creates spots and an uneven tone.

6. Apply a thin layer body lotion.
To make your skin supple and well prepared for the self-tanner you can apply a thin layer of lotion to moisturize any dry areas on your body and to avoid different colors.

Applying spray tanners

7. Applying the self-tanner
Is your skin exfoliated, smooth and dry? Then it’s time to apply the self-tanner whether it’s a spray, cream or wipe, please use it with care, and not use to much at your hairline, knees and elbows leave too much self-tanner. Apply some extra body lotion at the hairlines it’s better to apply some self-tanner afterwards then to walk around with an orange hairline.

Girls sun bathing

8. Drying time
Let your self-tanner dry thoroughly before you put on your clothes or going to bed. Your skin may feel dry and smooth after half an hour but follow the instructions on the package. And add if you have the time a half an hour extra. If you let your skin dry well you have the best chance to get a nice and even tone.

Girl to orange from self tanner

9. First Aid by any mistakes
If you wake up in the morning and look in the mirror and the results are shocking then you still can do few things.
Is your whole color ugly, than scrub again firmly? One comfort, after a few days the color will fade naturally.
If you have only some uneven spots make sure you have some hydrogen peroxide on hand. Dab with a cotton ball onto the dark spots. Rinse and ready.

10. Protection against the sun
A tan from a bottle has no protection against the sun. So use a good sunscreen, because you still can burn.

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