The Ultimate Guide to Self-Tanning:
Are you tired of looking like a ghost while others are sporting a healthy looking glow? Get ready to embrace your inner bronze goddess my pale friends, because this is the ultimate guide to self-tanning. First things first, exfoliation is key, think of it as the secret weapon of self-tanning. Scrub those elbows and knees like they owe you money, you want to get rid of any dry or dead skin cells, or you'll end up with a leopard-like look. Scrub away, my friends, scrub away.
Clean, fresh, well exfoliated skin is your best friend. Now, it's time to choose the right product for you. With so many options out there, it can be overwhelming. Do you want a spray tan, a mousse or a gradual/ subtle looking tan? Are you looking for a subtle sun-kissed glow or a deep , dark tan? Decide your desired level of bronze before you begin your self-tanning journey. The possibilities are endless, but just remember, the key is to find the one that will make you look like you just got back from a tropical vacation and not from a clown convention.
Before you apply the self-tanner, make sure to moisturise any dry areas, such as elbows, knees, and ankles. This will help avoid streaks and unevenness. And remember, a little goes a long way, so don't go overboard. Now, it's time for the fun part - the application! But before you start, make sure to wear gloves or use a tanning mitt to avoid discoloured palms. When applying self-tanning mousse, it's best to use circular motions. This will ensure an even and streak-free application. Long strokes can be more prone to leaving streaks and missing certain areas. Using circular motions allows the self-tanning mousse to blend seamlessly into the skin, ensuring a natural and even tan. It's important to take your time when applying self-tanning mousse and make sure that you cover all areas of your body evenly. When applying self-tanner to the face and hairline, use a small amount and blend it well with circular motions. Make sure to blend the self-tanner well into the hairline and down onto the neck for a seamless blend. Don’t forget the back of your neck and your ears. The Hands, Feet, Elbows and Knees Conundrum: How to get it right Alright, we've reached the final frontier of self-tanning - the hands and feet, elbows and knees. These are the areas that often get neglected, but trust us, they can make or break your whole tan.
So, let's make sure we do it right. The most important factor here is to use only leftover tan on the mitt on these area… less is definitely more here! First, let's tackle the hands. Make sure to apply a moisturiser on your nails and cuticles before applying self-tanner. This will ensure that your nails don't end up looking like they've been dipped in a vat of orange paint. Next, let's move on to the feet. Make sure to pay extra attention to the ankles and the tops of the feet. These areas tend to be drier, so make sure to moisturize them before applying self-tanner to avoid any streaking. And don't forget, when it comes to self-tanning your feet, it's all about the blend, blend, blend! The elbows and knees can be tricky areas to get right. These areas tend to be dryer and can absorb more self-tanner, resulting in darker and uneven patches. Bend elbows and knees when applying and gently swipe your mitt over these areas. Good news! Your self-tanner dries in no time, so you won't have to wait long, a few minutes wait and you can put on loose, dark clothing and show off your newly bronzed skin to the world. Most importantly, don't forget to moisturise regularly to keep your tan looking fresh and drink plenty of water to keep your skin hydrated from the inside. And there you have it, the perfect tan, from head to toe.
You've worked hard, you've scrubbed, moisturised, and blended, and now it's time to show off your hard work to the world. Go forth, beauties and flaunt that bronze goddess glow! And always remember, a little bit of self-tanner goes a long way in boosting your confidence and making you feel like a million bucks. When you look good, you feel good, and with a perfect self-tan, you'll be radiating confidence and positivity.