There is no dearth of quick and efficient skin tanning options, but if you’re one who likes to do things on your own or are not willing to spend too much on getting a skin tan then using bronzers or skin tan lotions at home is certainly the best option for you.
You don’t have to burn yourself in the sun or torture yourself on the tanning beds to enjoy a gorgeously tanned look. You can enjoy a tan anytime, as these bronzers and tanning creams are fairly easy to apply.
However, you must understand that this tanning method lasts only for a day, so if you’re looking for a longer lasting tan this may not be the best option.
Most of the tanning lotions and creams get washed away with water, making it completely ineffective for a day on the beach or at the swimming pool. But some of the latest self-tanning products are available in a waterproof formula, which don’t come off so easily with water.
Since, you would be doing this yourself without any professional guidance; here are a few tips which will help you to get the best skin tan with these easy to use tanning creams and lotions.
Make sure you take a bath and exfoliate every inch of your skin before using artificial skin tanning lotions. Any dead skin on the body will just soak up the lotion and make that area hard. Also if the skin is greasy and dirty the tanning product won’t sit well on the skin and the end result may be a blotchy sun tan.
Tie up your hair so that you do not miss any area around your face and neck. Also it is advisable to apply some petroleum jelly on your nails and cuticles in order to prevent discoloration.
The lotion should be applied using upward strokes. Pay attention to little areas like the back of your neck, ears, arms and knees. Smooth it out over your eyelids and blend it into your hairline.
Give the tan some time to dry, before wearing your final outfit so as to avoid staining. If you notice any streaks or patches on your skin, even them out with a damp towel.
As soon as you finish applying the tanning lotion, wash your hands thoroughly in order to avoid discoloring of your palms.