Pale transparent legs have not been popular for a long time, so girls resort to various methods of tanning. If your skin reacts negatively to UV rays, then there is another way to get a bronze tan so as not to look like a black sheep on the beach – self-tanning.
But how to properly apply a streak-free self-tanner?
- First you need to choose the right self-tanner.
To test if your chosen product is right for you, apply a little of the mixture to the back of your hand and wait 12 hours. If, after 12 hours, you have not found an allergic reaction in the form of a rash or irritation, then you can safely use this self-tanner all over your body.
- The next step is epilation.
This should be done so that self-tanning does not accumulate around the hair pores, otherwise the skin will be spotty. It is better to do the epilation procedure not on the same day, but within a day, since the irritation after epilation will pass within a day.
- In the morning, before applying self-tanning, you should thoroughly cleanse the skin
Shower with an exfoliating gel or scrub. You can also use an anti-cellulite loofah to exfoliate your buttocks and thighs.
- Next, you should wipe the skin and let it “cool” (soothe irritated skin)
This will help the tanner to lie smoother.
- Then apply an oil-free moisturizer to your skin.
It is also necessary for even distribution of the tan.
- In order for the self-tanner to lay down streak-free, apply the product starting from the feet and gradually move towards the shoulders.
- Self-tanner should be applied very quickly, as otherwise you may leave some areas darker.
- It is necessary to very carefully apply the tanning agent on the knees, elbows, ankles and décolleté, as the effect of tanning in these areas is very noticeable.
- It is best to use a self-tanner with someone else, as it is very difficult to apply the product on your back and back of the thighs on your own.
- Don’t forget to apply self-tanning to the back of your neck and ears.
- There is one secret – apply self-tanning with a damp sponge.
- If you mix self-tanning with body cream, you can get a lighter skin tone while avoiding cheetah stains.
- To evenly apply self-tanning to your face, you need to use a cotton swab, otherwise there is a risk of getting a streaky tan with streaks.
- Mix 1: 1 day cream and self-tanner for a lighter tan.
- Leave the area under the eyes, eyelids and lips intact.
- You need to work very well on the part where there is a transition from cheeks to ears and from chin to neck, otherwise you risk getting a mask effect on your face.
- After the procedure, wash your hands very well with soap, and clean your nails with a brush, otherwise you will walk with this color for the next few days.
- 1.5 hours after applying the self-tanner, you will have to walk around the apartment naked, since you cannot put on clothes and sit down.
- After 1.5 hours, do not wear light-colored or tight clothing.
In the first case, you will ruin your clothes, and it will be difficult to wash off the tanning.
In the second case, the seams of a tight dress or jeans can interfere with the uniformity of the tan.
- Cosmetologists advise to refrain from taking baths for at least 4-5 hours after applying self-tanning
This will help it absorb better, and you will be sure not to leave the shower like a leopard.
- It is better to take a shower, not a bath.
It is best not to rub with a washcloth, as this will not very well affect your “new” skin. However, do not be alarmed if after 5 hours you take a shower and the water is brownish – this is normal. The coloring pigment that has not been absorbed by the skin just comes off.
Then you will have to renew your artificial tan every 4-5 days.but worth it!
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