In our tanning obsessed age, it seems strange to think that there was a time when sun-kissed skin was looked down upon by society. It wasn’t until legendary fasion designer Coco Chanel came back from a cruise in 1923 with notably bronzed skin that this was accepted by the masses at large.
Although it feels great to lay out in the sun or a tanning booth, these are risky to your health, leading to skin cancer and premature aging. Self-tanning options make it easier and safer to achieve a bronzed glow without risking the damaging effects of the sun.
Self-tanning technology has come a long way in recent times, making it difficult to tell the difference between the real thing and a tan in the can. The fastest and easiest option for self-tanning is the spray tan, which is done in a salon with an airbrush machine and lasts for up to a week.
For at-home self-tanning options, there are tanning pills that help you develop a tan and lotions that you apply at night to help you gradually obtain a glow.
To make sure your self-tan goes the distance, make sure to apply to cleansed skin that has not been lotioned up. Shave before your application and to avoid getting the tanning solution on your nails, coat them with a thin layer of petroleum jelly before hand. Use a makeup sponge to apply tanning lotion to the back of your hands.
Self-tanning is a great alternative to giving your skin a bronzy appearance without risking the damaging effects of the sun.