Thursday, January 27, 2011

Tanning: At Home and Healthy

I was introduced to tanning beds when I was 16 years old and consistently tanned in them until prom of my Senior year. I was educated about them and was well aware of the effects since skin cancer runs in my family. I finally came to my senses and will never lay down in tanning beds again. Not to mention how itchy and irritated my skin got after laying in those beds. Ah It is even horrible just recalling it. I tried spray tans before I started the tanning beds and was really satisfied for the first couple days, however the drastic change in skin color is far from natural looking and as the color starts to fade your skin looks like fish scales flaking off. Not cute. Another down side to "fake baking" and certain types of spray tans are the price. I spent hundreds of dollars on "unlimited tanning" so many times it makes me sick to think how much money I really did waste. And most of all, I don't want to look like I'm 50 before I even turn 20. Learning about how to keep your skin looking healthy and natural is now on the top of my list. I have found the ultimate way to get a natural looking tan gradualy, cheap, and most of all healthy for your skin.

Step #1
• First get your favorite scent of lotion. Mine happens to be Love Spell by Victoria's Secret.
• Purchase L'oreal Sublime Bronze Tinted Self Tanning Lotion in Medium. The reason why I like this tanner more than any others is that is moisturizes, is a natural color ( NOT ORANGE), and is more of a gel then a lotion.

Step #2
• Put a little bit of lotion in your hand first. About the size of a silver dollar. After squeeze some of the bronzer gel on top. Make sure there is more lotion then bronzer. This will make your tan look more natural and less streaky. I apply on my body in sections. This allows you to have more control of where you have put color and where you haven't .

Step #3
• Lastly wipe of your hands, wrists, and in-between your fingers to prevent any color that may have collected. You don't want carrot colored fingers.


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