Four Tips for Choosing the Best Self-Tanner
A lot of people like to get the perfect tan, but not many of us can get the time or have the place to tan in the sun. So, the next best solution is using a good self-tanner that will add some color to your skin. There are a lot of options when it comes to self-tanners in the market. How many people have we heard complaining about a nightmarish self-tanning experience in the past? You can avoid it all by paying attention to only four major aspects: prices, features, performance and what are they designed for.
But how do you choose the best product from so many options, when all of them claim to be the best one? Here is a list with top four tips that will guide you in finding the best self-tanner that suits your preferences:
Usually, self-tanners aren’t as expensive as you would think. They range from $15-$40, and the prices are more influenced by the brand you choose.
The price will also be affected by what ingredients it has and how easy it is to use. A self-tanner that has natural ingredients will cost more, as it is a better quality and is safer for your skin. The easier to use, the more expensive the product is.
It is better not to buy cheap products since they might have a low quality, and you might end up with that nightmarish tan you dreaded.
The features of a self-tanner will tell you if the product offers the qualities for a good tan or not.
Type: There are lotions, mousses, liquid and gradual self-tanners that will offer different results.
Shades: Self-tanners come in different shades. Some are medium, some are classic and others are richer in color (like luxurious golden bronze).
Type of skin: There tanners are appropriate for dry skin or for different colors of skin from light to medium and dark skin. If you don’t know what to choose, get one that is appropriate for all skin types.
Ingredients: Self-tanners contain a lot of ingredients. The best option is to look for products that will not interfere with your health and contain vitamins and natural extracts such as grape seed oil, chamomile, green tea and aloe vera.
Size: It is best to choose a brand that comes in various sizes. Some come in 4- ounce bottles while others contain up to 12 ounces.
Usually a good product not only offers great results, but will also be easy to use. You should find a self-tanner that doesn’t require you to be a yoga master. Tanning must be done all over the body, and if you are doing it by yourself, you have to find a way to reach all spots.
The product must be made so that you can carry it wherever you need to go. It has to fit in a bag and be as efficient as it performs.
It is important to be easy to blend into the skin. After you have applied the product, blend it in for the best results.
There are a lot of products, each is designed for a certain purpose.
Moisturizer: These contain the least DHA that will only offer the impression of a tan.
Creams and lotions: These are more powerful, and you will definitely see a spot if you missed it when applying the tanner. You can correct it easily at that moment.
Gels and mousses: These products are light and dry very easily. They are the best choice when you want to layer the tan or use it for contouring.
Sprays: This is how you get a tan on large areas of your body. Apply it evenly in circular motions 6 inches away from the area you want tanned. This is the perfect way for a DIY tanning session, and it works wonders when you are trying to reach your back!
Article by Jamshed