I read an interesting article today that said that tweens weren’t wearing sunscreen anymore to get a tan. This is such a bad idea! Not only will you get sunburnt, and peel, you also run the risk of getting skin cancers and wrinkles at a young age. I know, the tan look is great BUT…
The BEST tan is a FAKE tan.
Salon tan, DIY spray or tanning lotions – these are all much better options than deliberately getting sunburnt. My personal favourite (and probably the cheapest and easiest option) is the tinted moisturisers. There are plenty of all over body moisturisers that will leave you with glowing bronzed skin.
Some beginner tan application tips:
- Make sure you exfoliate and scrub before you apply tan, otherwise you will end up with patchy bits as the tan will sink in more on dry skin.
- Read the instructions carefully – some DIY sprays go on clear… I expected to tan immediately the first time I did it, and oversprayed…!
- Do a very light application first and try for evenness. We are aiming for natural looking, so its good to go gradually.
- Don’t do your face!! For the face, use a tinted moisturiser. I love BB cream. Its an all-in-one cream that combines sunscreen, moisturiser and tinting so it really evens out your complexion and makes you look tanned without the ouch-sunburn factor.
Unfortunately spray/tanning lotions don’t really smell very good, but they work really well. You can keep a tan all year long and maintenance is much easier than sun tanning.
Tanning lotions, DIY spray tans, tinted moisturisers and BB cream are relatively inexpensive and easy to find from places like Target, Kmart or your local store.