While self-tanning products are the heaven-sent for us to look like a bronzed goddess, the whole routine is tricky to get done and you’ll run into a risk of streaks or worse, looking like an orange. Don’t worry, we got you covered and show you what to do and products to buy for a smooth, bronzey-looking skin.
What To Do Before Self-Tanning (And Avoid Streaks!)
For a start, choosing the right type and formula are the key to ensure that the tanning process goes as smoothly as expected. There are different types of self-tanners that you can try, and you might want to purchase different types for different body areas.
Before tanning the skin, make sure that any other process involving the skin is taken care of, and that includes shaving and/or waxing, or perhaps a manicure. These treatments will remove the self-tanners, creating uneven tanning application.
Prior application, exfoliate the skin thoroughly from the head to toe, to purge off flakes and dead skin cells away for a smooth, flawless skin.
Now you can start tanning with some of the self-tanning products I highly recommend for you to try. Keep in mind to take some time applying this product to ensure a smooth, gradual tan that you desired; spare a couple of hours just to be safe.
St.Tropez Self Tan Express Bronze Mousse
St. Tropez is no stranger to self-tanning products and the brand amazed us again with St.Tropez Self Tan Express Bronze Mousse. The mousse formula that’s airy and develops the tan on your skin in just one hour (quicker with other brands) with a light sheen of glow, and progresses to deep tan in three hours.
L’Oréal Paris Sublime Bronze Hydrating Self-Tanning Milk
I call this a self-tanner for beginners. L’Oréal Paris Sublime Bronze Hydrating Self-Tanning Milk is light lotion and diluted just enough to provide the lightest tan, and you can build the intensity until the desired tan. You can use the lotion as either a subtle, effortless tan, or as a backup to even out patches caused by fading of other tanning products.
St Tropez Gradual Tan Watermelon Infusion Moisture Miracle Lotion
Another amazing St. Tropez product, the Gradual Tan Watermelon Infusion Moiure Miracle Lotion lightly tans your skin with a buildable coverage and intensity. Plus, the lotion is also formulated with hyaluronic acid - the must-have ingredient for summer - for a supple and (intensely) hydrated sun-kissed skin.