Fake Tan Tips
Fake Tan Tips Worth Knowing
When sunless tanning was introduced nearly 50 years ago, sunless tan tips, or fake tan tips if you prefer, were essentially non-existent. You purchased a bottle of self-tanning lotion, applied it, and went to work the next day with a beautiful, though somewhat orange, tan. If you were embarrassed enough by the orange color, you'd blush, which possibly made the fake tan look a little more real.
One of the fake tan tips you probably didn't know about at that time, was to wear gloves when applying the lotion. Otherwise, the most tanned parts of your body, still with an orange tint, were the palms of your hands. Today there are more sophisticated creams, lotions, and sprays, and a host of fake tan tips to help you get it right.
Three Useful Fake Tan Tips - The first tip we've just mentioned. Wear gloves if you're applying a tanning lotion by hand. Frequent hand washing is another approach, but gloves are the safest bet. Today’s products will give you a nice bronze rather than the orange tints of yesteryear, but bronzed palms still look strange.
A second tip is to exfoliate your skin before applying any spray or cream. This will help prevent blotchy areas which are result from a presence of dry or flaky skin. Get your skin nice and clean and smooth, and the results will be far superior. A cream will usually result in a longer lasting tan, though a spray is faster. In either case, you might need the help of a second party to get a good tan on your back. Otherwise, unless you're quite flexible, you'll end up with either an untanned or streaked area in the middle of your back, where you couldn't quite rub or spray the tanning solution in evenly.
Read The __ Instructions! - The most important of the fake tan tips is to read the labels, and read the directions. For starters, you need to get a product that will give you a tan which is most suited to your skin type. A very, very deep tan, while quite appealing on a darker skinned person, usually does not look good at all on a fair skinned person. The rule of thumb here might be, don't try to be someone you aren't. You want a tan that is suited to your skin type, even though you may have a desire for something much different.
An Art Form - Getting a good fake tan is somewhat of an art, but if you do it regularly you should get quite good at it. A major challenge is always that of getting an even tan, avoiding strange-looking "fake tan lines", and of course avoiding tanning any area you would not want tanned (palms). Elbows and knees can be a special problem as those areas are where you commonly encounter dry and rough skin. Exfoliating elbows and knees should generally suffice to enable you to tan those areas evenly.
Is A Fake Tan Safe? - The medical community has never come out and said that sunless tanning is perfectly safe, but neither are there any claims that it is harmful in any way. It's obvious that the primary danger from the regular sun tan is UV damage to the skin, which can lead to skin disorders, and in the worst scenario, to skin cancers. A fake tan does not give you protection from the sun. You'll still need to apply a sunscreen or sun block if you're going to be out in the hot sun, or going to the beach. What a fake tanning formula can do for you, and the contemporary products are very good at doing, is to moisturize your skin, and provide a source of vitamins and other elements considered good for maintaining a healthy skin.
The fake tan tips mentioned here are perfectly valid, and a fake or sunless tan is considered by most to be safer than the traditional sun tan. Best of all, bronze is in and orange is out.