Fake tanning can be tricky, as getting a flawless finish requires some preparation. You want to make sure that your skin is soft and smooth before applying your fake tan. Failure to do this can result in a blotchy and uneven look. Guess what? I’ve found a Youtube video explaining how to prepare your skin and the tools you need to achieve that lovely sun-kissed tan your friends will be envious of.
However, before we proceed to the video, let me share with you some of the benefits of fake tanning vs. getting a tan the old fashion way.
Benefits of fake tanning
It is no secret that the suns UV rays are harmful to your skin. These harmful rays can cause premature signs of ageing like age spots, fine lines, and wrinkles. But more importantly, baking your skin in the sun can increase your risk of skin cancer.
For obvious reasons, using fake tanning products versus sitting in the sun for hours to get that lovely, gorgeous golden tan is a safer alternative. It is also safer than getting a tan using a sunbed as the lamps in a sunbed also emit harmful UV rays.
Another benefit to getting a fake tan is that it can help hide your skin blemishes. A flawless base that requires less makeup and an instant camouflage for your scars that seem to pop on your pale skin tone.
Lastly, fake tans are often instant! Don’t wait for the middle of Summer to show off your bikini collection and other summer outfits. Step out with confidence in your Summer wardrobe as soon as the warmer weather hits, with your golden sun-kissed tan.
Now you are convinced that fake tanning is the way to go, find out how to prepare your skin before applying fake tan product is important.
What happens when you don’t prepare before tanning.
It can be obvious when someone hasn’t prepared their skin prior to applying a fake tan. The fake tanning product clings to a dry area and glides over the smooth, soft, moisturised areas. This causes hyperpigmentation. It is very important to note that when you exfoliate the skin and make sure dry spots are moisturised it will give you a more uniform, natural look. However, if you skip this step it is likely that the areas of dry skin will become flaky, leaving your skin looking patchy.
So here is what you need for a beautiful looking fake tan:
- Fake Tan
- Hair Removal Products or a razor
- Exfoliating Glove and Exfoliating Scrub
- Body Lotion
- Fake Tanning Mitt
- Wash Cloth
- Q Tips – Cotton Buds
- Full Length Mirror
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