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Learn how to apply self-tanners properly and indulge in a great tan without risking your well-being.

Applying Self Tanner for Wonderfully Bronzed Skin

Over time, tanned skin has become a staple. There really is something special about a glowing, sun-kissed complexion. Self-tanners are a great alternative to catching rays directly under the roasting sun, as you get the effect you’re looking for without the danger of being exposed to UV rays for so long. Doesn’t sound bad at all, does it?

The thing about self-tanners is that they mess with your mind, making you think applying them is a super complicated task. The truth is it doesn’t have to be. Once you’ve chosen the self-tanning products you want to use, there some steps you need to follow to get that perfect tan:

Prep Your Skin

For your skin to absorb the tanning lotion, it needs to be prepared for it. Hit the shower to clean and exfoliate to make sure you remove all the dead skin cells. A smooth surface will allow for a more even tan. Be sure to dry your skin properly and skip the moisturizing lotion, except on dryer areas like the elbows and knees. Protect your hairline and eyebrows from the tanning lotion and apply some petroleum jelly and wear gloves to keep your fingertips from getting tinted.

Steps to apply self tannerApply Self Tanner Evenly Over Your Skin

Even application is the difference between an awesome tan and a tanning fail. Take your time to apply an even coat over your skin. Spray applicators are much easier to work with. For sensitive areas like the face, you can use a tanning cream or gel, which is much easier to apply.

Post Tanning Tips

Once you’ve applied the tanning lotion, now you need to take the time for it to be absorbed by the skin, during which you should avoid any intense physical activity that will make you sweat. If you can not use clothing for this period, it’s even better, and steer clear of the water for at least six hours.

Get the Best Sunless Tan in Colorado

At Veranda Sun, we are proud to have excellent sunless tanning options for you to choose from. Bondi Sands products were the latest addition to our sunless tanning repertoire all the way from Australia Stop by our tanning boutique in Boulder and let’s get you that glow!