Hey all you cool cats and kittens, sometimes I like to use self-tanner and if you’re like me, there’s never been a better time to perfect your home application technique. I’ve picked up a lot of tips along the way. I will say that for the most part I didn’t have many bad experiences and that the products are easy to use if you’re careful.
Of course, if you’re just an accident-prone person who does things in a hurry, I would recommend that you use the moisturizers with self-tanners in them, rather than something that’s full strength. If you’ve already bought something that you find to be too streaky, mix it with moisturizer in your hand and see if that helps tone down the streaky effect!
So I hope that most of you already know the basics of self-tanning: exfoliate beforehand, and use on well moisturized skin so that you have a nice even tan.
If you use the tanner long-term, I will say that you can in fact exfoliate in between applications. This will make the wear of the tanner even, and you’ll find that there will be less splotchiness. Of course, the tan may wear off a little bit more quickly but that’s really a small price to pay. When I’m exfoliating on a regular basis, I like to use a product that’s not too scrubby and a good cleanser.
To avoid looking orange, don’t use too much and don’t use a colour that’s too dark because it has too much of the active ingredient.
I think that’s it for now! Self-tanners are pretty easy to use if you get the hang of them, and I particularly like the moisturizing ones because they’re easier to use. Make sure you let the product dry before getting dressed and if you hate the smell of the, use them at night time so that you don’t have to smell it during the day.
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