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How to use artificial tanning to avoid surprises: tips

Yulia PoteriankoLady
Traditional tanning is dangerous for the skin, so more and more people are switching to special cosmetics that create it artificially. Source: Created with the help of AI

More and more people prefer special cosmetic products to UV tanning, which is not harmful to the skin. They are simply applied to the body and make it darker for a certain short time.

But artificial tanning has a significant drawback - it can lie down unevenly, leave ugly spots and stripes on the skin, or stain the palms of your hands. OBOZ.UA has collected professional tips on how to apply the right products without the risk of such troubles. In fact, it's easier than you think.

Step one: take care of moisturizing

No self-tanner will lie flat on skin that suffers from dryness - it flakes and wrinkles. This is especially true for hands, feet, elbows, knees, and ankles. So before you start working on your skin color, take care of its condition. A few days before the procedure, start drinking more water and thoroughly lubricate your entire body with moisturizers - cream, lotion, milk, etc. Pay special attention to problem areas. Don't forget to treat your hands and feet thoroughly, including between the fingers.

Step two: use a brush

It is recommended to apply self-tanner with a brush. The best choice would be a kabuki brush with fluffy and short enough bristles. However, any makeup brush will do.

Put on gloves, spread the product all over your body, and then use the brush to thoroughly work it into your skin. Take special care to treat problem areas such as elbows, knees, wrists, and ankles. This method will help, among other things, to save the product itself. If you rub it in well, you won't need to apply a thicker layer.

Step three: moisturize the skin again

Finally, apply moisturizer once again. Most people skip this step, and that's a shame. Applying a small amount of cream or lotion to the skin will help to dilute the fake tan product a little and distribute it more evenly. Give the product 4-8 hours to work and enjoy a flawlessly even skin color without spots and streaks.

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