A sunless tanning lotion is the perfect solution for those who are looking to give their skin a boost of color without exposing it to harmful rays. It is easy and it allows you to avoid tan lines on your body. Below are some useful tips and tricks on how to choose the right sunless tanning lotion and how to apply it for flawless results. [youtube:5ylwogv2gAw?version=3;[Sun Laboratories Tanners];http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ylwogv2gAw?version=3&feature=related]
First and foremost, you must buy the right sunless tanning lotion for you. To be on the safe side, always choose one that is only a few shades darker than your own skin color. This will help you avoid the well-known “Oompa Loompa” look caused by an oxidation reaction between the product and the skin. Always go with an animal-friendly product as well. The animal proteins used in most brands of sunless tanning lotion are what causes the repulsive smell they have and can speed up the oxidation process even more.
Prepare your skin properly two to three hours prior to using the sunless tanning lotion. This can be done by removing any body hair that you may have as well as the dead skin on the surface. Gently exfoliate your skin with a soft sponge under the warm water, shave using a razor with a sharp blade, then pat it dry to create an even surface for the application of the sunless tanning lotion.[I:http://brucewood.net/homebusiness/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/HaywoodHunter1.jpg]
For a realistic finish, apply the sunless tanning lotion all over your body, but be sure to avoid applying it on and around your genitals. However, if you only want to add some color to your face, make sure you still apply some sunless tanning lotion on your neck and chest so they match. In order to prevent creasing, rub some colorless body lotion on areas with rough skin, such as your knees and elbows.
A sunless tanning lotion is very likely to stain your hands. To avoid that, invest in a box of latex gloves from the medical supply store and put them before using the fake tan. For added protection, wash your hands with soap every several minutes.
For an even application, rub a thin coat of the sunless tanning lotion all over your skin and let it dry for several minutes. Keep in mind that the color of a sunless tanning lotion does not start developing until 3-6 hours later. This means that you should not try to add more layers if you do not see your desired skin tone within minutes.
If you are new to sunless tanning, definitely choose a sunless tanning lotion over a spray. A sunless tanning lotion is easier to work with and will help you avoid mistakes. It also helps if you chose something with a built in pigment so you can see the areas where you have already applied it.
Many people say that a sunless tanning lotion has a tendency to ruin their clothes. It is true that the pigment can rub off onto tight clothing and stain it, but it is something you can easily avoid. Read the instructions on the packaging of the sunless tanning lotion. They should specify how much time it takes for it to become completely dry. It is recommended that you wait double that time before you put your clothes on.