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Article: Common Self-Tanning Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Common Self-Tanning Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Common Self-Tanning Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Want to achieve that sun-kissed glow without basking under the heat of the sun, exposing your skin to harmful UV rays? 

Self-tanning is the way to go, but there’s a lot to look out for. From streaks to uneven color, to even turning orange, several mistakes can occur when self-tanning. Fortunately, with a little know-how, you can achieve a flawless tan and avoid these common errors. Here are some of the prevalent tips on how to steer clear of these common errors:

Skipping Exfoliation

One of the most common mistakes people make is thinking that it is fine to skip this part. Dead skin cells can cause the self-tanner to cling unevenly, resulting in a streaky and patchy finish. To avoid this, it is best to use Dermasuri Deep Exfoliating Glove for Shower - Exfoliating Mitt Body Scrubber and focus on naturally drier areas like elbows, knees, and ankles. 


Not Moisturizing Dry Areas

Moisturizing dry areas is the holy grail to achieving a flawless tan. Elbows, knees, and ankles tend to absorb more self-tanner which may lead to darker, uneven areas. You would not want that right? To prevent such disastrous sight, moisturize these dry spots using our favorite Jergens Ultra Healing Dry Skin Moisturizer, Body and Hand Lotion before applying self-tanner. This will create a more even base and help the self-tanner glide on smoothly. 


Overlooking Preparation

Before your self-tanning nights come, shave or wax at least 24 hours beforehand to allow your pores to close. 

Over-applying Product

Applying too much self-tanner can result in a dark, unnatural-looking tan. Start with a small amount and gradually build up the color as you see fit or needed. This will help you achieve that natural-looking glow without hints of streaks and blotches. 

Neglecting to Blend

You can’t just splish and splash on self-tanner and expect perfection, proper blending is essential. Use a tanning mitt or glove like STEUGO 2 in 1 Self Tanning Mitt Applicator kit to apply the product in long, sweeping motions, making sure to blend well at the edges to avoid harsh lines. Forgetting to Wash Hands: Orange palms and fingers are awaiting if you forget to wash your hands after your tanning session. And! It’s not just a quick wash. You need to wash it thoroughly, making sure to scrub between your fingers and around your nails to remove excess product. This attention to detail will help unsightly build-up.


Pro tip:  

Elevate your tanning routine with our Tan Fan Self Tan Sleep Sac for ultimate comfort. Slip into this cozy cocoon post-tanning to protect your bedding from potential stains, ensuring you can rest peacefully without worrying over your linens.


Skipping Touch-Ups

Even with careful application, self-tanner can fade unevenly over time. To maintain your golden goddess look, always touch up every few days using a gradual tanning lotion.

By steering away from these common tanning mistakes, you can achieve a gorgeous-looking tan that will have everyone think you just stepped off the beach. Happy tanning!!

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