Yes, a natural, golden glow is possible without baking yourself in the scorching sun.
Even if sun exposure and tanning beds are a definite no-no, you can still get a warm, exotic glow safely and without having to worry about sun damaged, wrinkled skin.
The Sunless solution
There are all sorts of sunless products out there that can give you a warmer, healthier-looking glow on both face and body.
From spray tans, foam tans, lotions and towelettes, you can find a solution right for you.
The safe alternative
Self-tanners are safe because they superficially dye the dead cells on your skin thanks to a chemical called, dihydroxyacetone.
Thanks to dihydroxyacetone, the self-tanner darkens the color of your skin temporarily giving you a golden glow whenever you need it
Which product is right for you?
If you’ve used self-tanners before you can go for virtually any type of self-tanning product.
Lotions, gels and creams due to their gooey consistency are best to be used by experienced women as they require a certain level of dexterity to apply evenly onto the skin and avoid a streaked result.
Sprays and mists are easier to apply so they are a convenient solution for first-timers.
Self-tanning towelettes also offer increased precision and help avoid over tanning certain areas or leaving others out.
Tanning salons and other cosmetic stores can offer you professional tanning services. These tend to be more expensive than an over-the-counter self-tanner, but the results are impeccable and natural-looking.
A few more tips worth considering before applying a self-tanner
Exfoliate before applying a self-tanner to avoid a blotchy result.
Use the right product for your skin color. Choose a gradual self-tanner if you’re too pale.
Remedy old sun damage to prolong its youthfulness. Rivaderm offers restorative dermatology services that deeply nourish your skin and give it a smoother, youthful look.
Sun damage expressed in the form of wrinkles and brown spots should also be professionally addressed. Rivaderm’s expert dermatologists can help you get a blemish-free skin. Find out how here.
Don’t use tanning pills. They contain canthaxanthin, a chemical that in large doses can pose health risks, such as liver damage and vision impairment.
Self-tanners don’t always contain sunscreen. Ensure you apply sunscreen before going outdoors.