Ten Self-Tanning Tips!
What is self tan and why was it created?
Self tan was discovered by Eva Wittgenstein (a researcher at the University of Cincinnati) while she was working in a children’s hospital. As she was conducting a study she found that when the medicine splattered it stained the patients body but not clothes.
Self tanning is great because it is an easy, inexpensive, non time consuming way of tanning without the damage of the suns UV rays!
There are lots of self tan lovers in our beauty buddy community so here we have compiled a collection of top ten tanning tips!
Tip No.1: Exfoliate 24 Hours Before Tanning! This helps remove dead skin cells revealing the fresh skin underneath. This means you will have a more even tan for longer.
Tip No.2: Always Use A Tanning Mitt! For a streak free, flawless finish and stain free hands.
Tip No.3: Avoid using deodorant before tanning, you dont want a sticky base layer when applying, it can also cause your tan to turn green and make it hard to remove.
Tip No.4: Always wait the recommended time before dressing after applying tan. We also recommend to wear dark clothes (in case of stains) and loose clothes (as any tightness can cause a blotchy finish).
Tip No.5: Wash your tan off in a cooler than usual water temperature and don’t use any strong soaps or scrubs.
Tip No.6: Remove all tan with a tan remover before applying a new layer as you want a clean fresh base to start with.
Tip No.7: It is important to keep your skin moisturised and nourished before tanning, it leaves a smoother finish!
Tip No.8: You can tan naturally whilst wearing fake tan!
Tip No.9: ALWAYS wear sunscreen! Even if your tan has spf in it we still recommend wearing sunscreen as it can wear off fast!
Tip No.10: Choose the right tan for you… this is what Beauty Buddy is here for!!!
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