September marks the official start of spring and it is time to think about switching your skin care and beauty routine to fit the season. There are so many reasons to love spring and that includes longer days and warmer temperature. Of course, the idea of summer being on the horizon is one more reason to love spring. To update your beauty look, you should also consider adding spring tanning to your beauty routine.
Despite the popularity of tanning, a lot of women have not mastered the art of the getting the perfect tan at home. For that faux summer glow, here are some spring tanning tips to consider at all times.
The most important element to a perfect spring tan is to keep your skin hydrated. This is true even for sunless tanning; this is one of the biggest misconceptions that women have about sunless tanning. They do not give a lot of thought into hydrating the skin because the lack of sun exposure is not going to cause their skin to become dry and dull. For a beautiful, bronzed tan, you need to double up on your water consumption.
Exfoliate Your Skin
In addition to hydrating your skin, make sure you exfoliate before you get a tan too. You have to keep your skin soft and smooth in order to provide even tanning. If your skin is dry prior to tanning, it will result in uneven patches. Use a loofah or body scrub prior to tanning for best results.
Moisturise Your Skin
The final pre-tanning step is to moisturise your skin. Double up on your moisturisation efforts for those areas that are typically dry (like your knees and elbows). Skin that is properly hydrated, exfoliated and moisturised is vital to a good looking tan.
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The Tanning Process
A gradual golden glow is the perfect look for spring. It is best to choose a hint of bronze for that healthy-looking sun-kissed glow. Therefore, it is important to choose the right tanning formula that is suitable for all skin tones and quick-drying.
What other tips can you add for a beautiful spring tanning result?