Streaks, blotches, deep-carroty tones, missed out white areas, darkish, wrinkled knee and ankle are as – these are by no means peripheral effects of a malicious novel viral form – merely talebearer indications of one who wrongly used a fake tan product.
The thought of a speedy glint of tan is so alluring, though many of us know the actuality. Despite having followed all the instructions to the ‘T’, remembering to rinse one’s hands, allowing it to dry out before getting in bed, but still, next morning is a disaster to both the bed sheets and you.
Common follies like when one does a body part twice and misses out on another area – quite likely when one is using a white unguent, overlooking underside of the chin area; failing to realise that it is vital to rinse one’s feet as soon as one is out of the 1-minute spray tanning cubicle landing up with undesirable marks that would take quite long to lighten.
Those using self-tan creams on sultry days often fail to realise that sweating would slyly rinse it out from their armpits, at the back of the knees thus those body parts ending up as huge white spots.
Deciding on an apt shade is another standard faltering block. Often women tend to choose a tone which could turn far darker, especially in the facial area and during wintry months.
Presently available self-tan products offer the skin a glistened, gleamed and glowing finishing effect. Beauty salons recommend wide-ranging tanning choices from shimmering, sparkling to the option of double-dipping one’s legs in a deliberate attempt to make them somewhat darker than the rest of the body. Even outlines of better sinew could be sketched on one’s body using airbrushing technique.
Enhanced formulas of self-tan products have been created to create a more real-appearing tan, disguise strong, biscuit and chemical combination odour of DHA or dihydroxyacetone is a clear sugar reacting with dead cells producing a tanned effect.
St Tropez – one of the leading names in the self-tanning market, whose spokespersons believe that ample preparation, is vital to get a correct tan. This involves thorough exfoliating, moisturising, especially areas like hand, elbow, knee, feet and chin. A more straightforward approach would involve starting with an eventual tan that is a blend of moisturiser along with the lesser level of tanning agent. Once satisfied with the outcome, building on colour eventually till a complete tan is obtained. A mousse could be the most straightforward means and products having hued ‘show colour’ could help see how the tan outcome has turned out.
Specialists believe beginning from the facial area and then move downwards and ideally using throwaway latex hand gloves that could be significant saviours from stained hands.
Best Choices Fake Tan Products
Wash-away Tan Products
- Soap & Glory brand’s Glow Job costing eight pounds is a moisturiser along with bronzer beads inculcated into it. Brand Pretty Polly offers their Natural Tan Leg Bronzer costing a near nine pounds is another good buy.
Eventual Tan Products
- Much favoured is Holiday Skin by Johnson ever since it was launched, presently obtainable in a very light and shimmer editions. Even Clinique and Palmers offer top-quality tan products.
Complete Tan Products
- Those by Rodial, Lancome, St-Tropez would offer a splendidly deep hint of authentic tone. Those with really pale coloured skins Xen-Ten brand’s Mousse Intense proffers a shade closer to olives than carroty.
How to salvage a tan-gone-wrong scenario?
One is left with three choices – laughing it out, crying it out or detoxing.
St Tropez has launched its novel Tan Detox product with its potent blend of natural oils that could be added to baths, soaks, and exfoliating skin making it much more soft, smooth and even-toned.