How to Apply Tanning Lotion

Every body longs to get a good tan, because it makes you look great and sexy. The most popular method of tanning until a few years ago was to sit for long hours under the sun to get the desired tan. But studies have shown that ultra violet rays can cause skin diseases even cancer. So people started using tanning lotions, to get a good tan and at the same time maintain a healthy skin. Tanning lotions gives you that instant tan. The tanning products work on the outer layer of your skin, to give you the golden look.

Tanning lotion amplifies the effects of ultra violet rays and increases the production of melanin in your skin, thus giving you the desired tan. They also contain nourishing ingredients to nourish your skin. These tanning lotions can be indoor tanning lotions, outdoor tanning lotions, sunless tanning lotions and bronzers.

Whether you are using tanning lotion at home, by the pool side or at the tanning salon, you must apply the lotion correctly. Only then you will get the desired benefit. You have to keep in mind a few points before you start applying the lotion.

There are a variety of tanning lotions and you must choose the appropriate one for your skin. There are so many brands available for you to select and it is better you don’t choose cheap tan lotions. There are tanning lotions available for different types of skins. Remember tanning lotion works better for people with medium complexion. It works better on dry skin. Tanning gel is better for oily skin. If your skin is sensitive select a tanning lotion for sensitive skin. Select a lotion that has sun protection factor. This will protect your skin from the sun’s ultra violet rays which can cause skin burns. You can also apply an after tan lotion. This lotion will help your tan last longer and replenish the skin with nutrients.

Before tanning always protect your eyes by wearing sun glasses. Wear comfortable dress. Tanning lotions can stain your clothes. Don’t wear foundations, face powder or lipstick.

The first thing you have to do before tanning is take a shower and exfoliate your skin. This helps to remove the dead cells from your skin and prepares your skin for tanning. Pay attention to the dry areas of your body like hands, feet, ankles, elbows and knees. Exfoliating your skin will ensure that the tan is spread evenly on your skin and gets blend with the skin.

First apply a moisturizer on your skin. Begin by applying tanning lotion on your leg first. Take some tanning lotion in your hands and apply on your body with firm strokes. Make sure that the lotion is applied all over your body especially the elbows and torso. Apply the lotion behind the ears and also on the back of your neck. Since it is difficult to apply on your back, ask a friend to do it for you. Remember to apply the product in circular motions. A good tanning lotion will nourish your skin and also prevent dehydration.

Be careful when you apply the tanning lotion on your face. Avoid any make up on your face before tanning. Don’t apply the lotion on your lips, moles or freckles. Buy special facial tanning lotion and massage it gently into your skin in circular motions.

Take care to apply moisturizer before and after tanning. Allow time for the lotion to be absorbed in your skin. Check to see if there are any spots left without tanning. After tanning don’t use harsh soaps on your body, as your tan might fade faster.

Apply tanning lotion on your skin before you get exposed to the sun. Most of the good tanning lotions contain sun screen. If it is not available in the lotion, you should surely use a sunscreen to protect your skin from the harmful effects of the ultra violet rays of the sun.

If you are going for a tanning bed, you should use the necessary tanning lotion. Tanning bed lotions protects your skin while tanning and speeds up the process of tanning. If you prefer to get tanned in a tanning bed, then you should use the lotion at least one hour before you get into the bed.

Tanning lotions are safe and does not cause any allergy. But you can always to do a patch test before you apply the lotion just for your satisfaction.
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