How to Turn Your Skin into Your Number One Tan

The air is frigid and the world seems to be confined to a blue and gray color palate. That doesn’t mean your skin has to match! If you are missing that sun-kissed glow your skin used to have, get it back the easy way that doesn’t require weeks of frying in a tanning bed. The tan doesn’t have to be immensely dark, especially if it looks out of place with your current surroundings and style choices. Innovative developments in the cosmetic industry have been responsible for the release of all-new self-tanning products within the past few years. With so many different types of shades, applications and ingredients, how can you get the right tanning shade that will complement your look? Let’s ask the tanning golden gods, shall we?


In the beauty industry, the commandment for achieving an appealing tan is “thou shall fake it!” With skin cancer issues and other health conditions that can arise from tanning beds and the sun’s harmful UV rays, there’s nothing wrong with getting a fake tan that makes you look just as good as a real one. Here are a couple of tips on how to flaunt radiant skin.


Exfoliate By Taking a Bath. Before applying tanner, experts suggest exfoliating beforehand to remove dead skin particles. Take it one step further by enjoying an oil-infused bath to soften skin and then exfoliate with a rich scrub.  


Wax or Shave 24 Hours Before Applying Tanner. Applying self-tanner to non-shaved skin can potentially cause irritation to the hair follicles. The color of the self-tanner product can also become trapped in the hair follicle as well. To avoid this, shave or wax 24 hours before putting the self-tanner on.


Opt for a Subtle Tan Shade. When the weather is warm and sunny, a super dark tan makes sense but not so much in the winter. To rock a more subtle tan in chilly temperatures, pick a self-tanner that is only 2-3 shades darker than your natural complexion. Or, you can pick a dark shade and just apply one thin coat. We recommend self-tanner products by Fake Bake for a flawless color. It uses two tanning agents that bond with the skin’s pigment and lasts for days without fading. Try the 7 oz. Instant Airbrush Self-Tan Spray by Fake Bake for $26.39 or the 6 oz. Original Self-Tanning Lotion by Fake Bake for $24.79.  




Keep Skin Moisturized for a Sunny Radiance. Dry skin is a no-no when it comes to self-tanning. Keep your skin hydrated with a strong and effective moisturizer like Hydro-Dynamic Quenching Essence by Murad for $78. Keeping your skin moisturized will enhance the look of your tan so that it lasts.




Glossy skin is achievable with proper preparation, application, maintenance and care of your skin. Getting a great fake tan isn’t just all about the color; it also relies on the condition of your skin.


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