Coming out of the winter season most of us are feeling a little pasty, craving that "kissed by the sun" glow.
With fun in the sun still limited it's hard to get a nice tan to strut into summer with.
Lucky for us Canadians, who's summer is limited and often times short, companies like Clarins, Laura Mercier, Guerlain and Estée Lauder created 'fool proof tans in a bottle'
Somebody should have told that to Ms.Lohan and Ms.Snooki
Hey ladies! The oompaloompa's called-they want their skin color back!
Now that we have recommended some self tanners to try, let's go over some rules to tan by!
RULE # 1- EXFOLIATE
Buff up your skin and polish off those dead skin cells to avoid a patchy tan. Do this once or twice a week to keep a youthful appearance.
RULE # 2- MOISTURIZE
Pay extra attention to your knees, elbows and ankles. These areas tend to be a little dryer and will absorb more color. By moisturizing you're ensuring an even tan.
RULE # 3- SLOW AND STEADY
Don't go too dark too quickly.
Self tanning lotions contain an active ingredient called dihydroxyacetone or DHA. DHA is a colorless sugar that interacts with skin cells. When this interactions occurs, you will see a color change that will last 5-7days. So instead of applying tanner daily, try applying once a week.
Rule # 4- TOES TO NOSE
Start your application at the lowest point on your body. This way you won't have any creasing from bending over to reach your toes. Use even, upward strokes when applying your lotion of choice.
Rule # 5- KEEP ON GLOWING
To keep your new tan longer, wait 8 hours until you shower-avoid hot baths, pools and shaving. Use moisturizing soaps when bathing to keep your skin hydrated. Hydrated skin holds your tan better and after all this to-do to get a tan you might as well keep it!
Rule # 6-THE MOST IMPORTANT RULE OF ALL
A sunscreen with a minimum of 30 is required to block out the suns harmful rays.
Self tanners do not offer this so lather up!
With radiant skin makeup becomes minimal...
Here are some looks to inspire you
Natural makeup with a peachy lip is all you need!
Happy Tans Everyone!
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