Sunless tanning solutions are used by many people who
would like to enjoy the appearance of having been out
in the sun without having to endure the potentially very
damaging health consequences of spending hours in the
sun. Research from the last half-century has revealed
the dangers of skin cancer and other conditions, and a
sunless self-tanning solution is now part of the beauty
kit of many women.
However, just slapping on some sunless tanning solution
does not necessarily guarantee the best effects; like any
beauty technique, there are rights and wrongs in the
sunless process which can affect the results.
When looking to apply a sunless tanning solution to the
legs, then shaving beforehand is not a great idea, as it
can lead to inflammation of the skin. Exfoliating
beforehand though, is a good idea, with an exfoliating
solution containing polyethylene preferable.
Never spray the sunless tanning solution directly out of
the bottle onto the skin, as this almost guarantees
streaking. The best tool to acquire for the sunless
tanning process is a small sponge paintbrush.
Hardware stores sell sponge paint brushes, and it is well
worth owning one if sunless self-tanning is likely to
become a regular activity. As well as keeping streaking
to a minimum, it also makes applying the sunless
solution the back much more straightforward.
If a sponge paintbrush is not available, then another
good and inexpensive way of achieving a smooth finish
to the tanning process is to use a wet wipe. Remove the
wipe from the package and leave it to dry for a few
minutes. After this, spray sunless tanning solution onto
it and use it to wipe sunless solution onto the skin. Keep
the wipe moist with sunless solution and do not allow it
to dry, otherwise it will be self-defeating.
With some care and some inexpensive household items,
it is possible to use tanning solutions to keep up a
bronzed glow for the whole of the winter, even in the
deepest, darkest, most sunless months of the year.