It’s been feeling a little bit like fall lately. If you haven’t achieved that level of sun soaked beauty yet, fear not! I’ve rounded up the very best tips for applying self-tanner so you can look sun-kissed and not streaky.
This is a given but should not be taken for granted. Many experts say to go with an oil-free option and use a loofah or muslin cloth to give yourself a scrub down. Keep in mind never to shave right before applying. That will lead you right to a splotchy pain fest.
COVER THE PROBLEM AREAS
Apply a little vaseline or moisturizer to rough spots, like the knees, cuticles and elbows, so they don’t over absorb color.
START AT THE BOTTOM
Whether you use towelettes, a spray bottle or the tanning foam, start in one area and work your way up so you don’t forget where you’ve already covered.
A LITTLE LOTION
Once your entire body is covered, reapply a little moisturizing lotion at the finicky areas – the knees, ankles, elbows. And scrub your nails and hands with soap and water to prevent odd discoloration.
To keep your glow going longer, use a gradual self tanner that you can find at most drugstores. That will keep you looking sun kissed well into the next season.
IF YOU TURNED INTO CARROT TOP…
Lucky for you, self tanner isn’t permanent. If you need to remove it, take a warm bath with a few tablespoons of baby oil, then shower and scrub it off. This should lessen the orange glow on your skin in no time at all.
Do tell – is there a brand or product you LOVE for self tanning?