Like any other products, self tan products have an instruction guide that is usually written on the label of the packaging however there a few things that will not be written there. In this article I`m going to provide you with some small steps that you should follow, if you want to get high end results from your self tan products. You can consider them as tips on sunless tanning.
Before you start using self tan products, that are a few steps you should take in order for you to prepare your skin for applying the self tan products.
Step 1: You should shave before you apply your self tan products. It`s recommended that you shave 5 to 12 hours before you apply the products. This will improve the evenness of your tan.
Step 2: Exfoliation is an essential step, in the preparation for applying self tan products, because you can remove the dead skin and dirt from your skin, thus not having to worry about the appearance of blotchy skin patches after you apply the products.
Step 3: If you are thinking of applying a moisturizer, prior to applying self tan products, you might want to reconsider, because it can cause the self tan products to be distributed unevenly, thus making your tan looking uneven.
Now lets get to applying the self tan products:
Step 1: It`s recommended that you wear latex gloves while you apply self tan products, because the products might color your hands, and you will have a lot of difficulties removing the self tan products form your hands.
Step 2: In many cases, self tan products come with an applicator or a makeup sponge. If this is the case, be weary on how much you apply, because you may have more streaking.
Step 3: First start with the top of your thighs, and keep on applying self tan products, working your way down towards the ankles. Use a circular motion when you apply the products, and do remember to pay extra attention to the top of the knee and behind the knees, because you might miss some spots.
Step 4: Repeating the circular motion from Step 3, start applying self tan products, to your chest, abdomen, hands, arms and shoulders. Don`t focus on large area of skin at once, just work small areas, for an even application of the product. If you are going to do your back, you might what to consider asking a friend for an even application.
Step 5: If you use self tan products that come in the form of sprays, you should apply them using a slow, fluid and solid downward motion, or simply follow the instructions on the bottle, because they are the easiest to use products.
With all that being said, I would want to add some other small details, in regards to self tan products. After you finished with the application, do remove the extra build up product, if you don`t want to have patches of skin that have darker color than the rest of your tan.