Five Tips to Achieve a Natural Looking Tan for Spring and Summer Seasons

Tan lines When it starts to get warmer, we want to reveal more skin for relief.  For a touch of summer bliss and beauty, a lot of woman turn to tanning in order to embrace the warmer climates (and as a way to not blind people around them with glaring white skin).  This puts woman in a predicament, especially those of us that are health conscientious.  Being exposed to ultraviolet lights can cause serious damage to the skin, causing premature aging and creating substantial vulnerabilities to skin cancer.  There are many alternative methods in order to achieve a natural looking tan, without causing too much damage.  

    1. Exfoliate the skin you want to bronze.  You want to find an exfoliator that contains sugar, or make your own.  Sugar is very vital in this process as it sloughs away dead skin. This is important to ensure an even tan, done by creating a foundation of even skin to apply tanner to.   
    2. Use a tinted moisturizer. Following exfoliation, you want to moisturize the entire area.  Dry skin tends to soak in more pigment, which is where unsightly orange and brown spots come from.  
  • Decide the level of tan you want to obtain, and chose the appropriate product to achieve such:
  • For a light tan, chose a lotion that is formulated for your skin color.  
  • For a medium tan, opt for a gel.  
  • For a dark tan, use an aerosol spray.  
  1. Apply in a bottom-up fashion.  When you apply your method of application, start with your legs and feet. This is so that you can avoid bending over, as it creates lines.  Apply in a circular motion in order to avoid unwanted streakiness.  To get your back, take saran wrap and apply the product on one side.  Rub your back with the saran wrap as if you are drying your back with a towel.  Make sure to work from the bottom up, and don’t forget to do your neck.  Afterwards, make sure to wash your hands, especially in-between your fingers in order to avoid getting orange hands
  2. Moisten your elbows, knees and behind the knees.  These areas are likely to be dry, and will want to soak up more product.  This is why these are the places that tend to brown. Take a soft cloth and moisten. Gently rub in circular motions in these susceptible areas.    

Make sure you wait an hour for your product to dry thoroughly before applying normal clothes.  You want to be in loose clothes while this process is happening in order to avoid any weird lines and creases from the tan.