For a great way to have that ‘healthy’ tanned look without the damage that can be expected from sun exposure you should consider using fake tanning products.
These products have come a long way from the days when a person wearing fake tan could be spotted a mile away looking like a carrot with their orange skin.
There are two important areas when using fake tans that you need to consider.
The first one is to choose a coloring that is no more than two shades darker than your natural coloring.
To go any darker than that will look unnatural unless you prefer to look like George Hamilton and appear as though you have been baking under the sun for the best part of your life.
The tan needs to appear natural and if it is too dark it will be obvious that you are wearing a fake tan.
With many products you will need more than one application and where this is so, you should always wait for the tan to dry between applications before deciding whether to apply another layer.
Often the tan will dry slightly darker than anticipated so an additional layer might not be required.
Another area where you will need to be careful is in the application of the tanning products.
The skin needs to be clean before applying the tanning products and care needs to be taken to ensure that it is applied evenly to remain streak free.
The higher quality tanning products will generally be a lot easier to apply and there will be less chance of having unsightly streaks after application.
Artificial tanners allow you to wear lightly tinted or transparent foundations and powders.
You can also wear a lightly tinted moisturizer that will enhance the natural look of the artificial tan.