The best personal grooming tips to get the perfect look

They say that practice makes perfect, and when it comes to personal hygiene, that couldn’t be more true. As someone who has been working hard for a long time to get an effortless tan at home, I know the importance of trial and error. Although there is nothing quite as fun as sunbathing on a hot day, the effects of exposure to harmful UV rays are not worth it to me. My fair skin is usually tan, but a few days in the sun, freckles and new moles last longer on my skin than any tan can. Because of that, I took matters into my own hands several years ago and decided to fix a sunless tan at home.

What I’ve learned is simple: To get a nice streak-free faux tan, you have to commit to the process. This includes implementing the steps that come before, during, and after applying the solution of personalization. Simply put, you don’t just dress yourself up and call it a day—rather, you have to prepare your skin for a tan and then take care of your skin afterwards. By doing this, natural light is guaranteed.

Is she ready for the sun? Follow these no-nonsense tips and tricks for a flawless, sun-kissed tan.

The best self-lighting tips for faux lighting

The first thing is: Know your skin tone. When it comes to choosing a tanning solution, it’s important to choose a shade that complements your skin tone. Most washers offer a variety of colors including Light, Medium and Dark. Depending on your complexion – whether it’s fair, dark, or in between – choose the shade that will look the best. Pro tip: If you have fair skin, don’t go for a shade that’s too dark. This will make the tan look unnatural.

Once you find the right tanning solution for your skin, the real fun begins.

What To Do Before Self Tanning

Hear me out: There’s a good formula for self-destructive insanity — and it pays. To get the best glow, there are a few things you’ll want to do before the tan touches your skin.

First, do a beauty treatment before your appointment.

If you want to get a wax, facial, or shave, do all of these things before you shave. This is because these treatments can remove tan, especially hair removal. However, it’s best to do your fingernails after you’ve got the rust on yourself. This is because the skin can damage the nail, especially if it is colored.

Then, take a shower.

Before you paint, make sure your skin is clean. Get in the shower and wash your body with an oil-free cleanser.


Vanicream is a gentle body wash

This gentle cleanser helps remove dirt and oil without drying out your skin. This professional skin care product is free of dyes and harsh chemicals.

Get out!

The most important thing you need to do before applying the skin on yourself is to exfoliate your body. This is because the most common substance in those who suffer is dihydroxyacetone (or DHA). This substance is mainly obtained from sugar beets and sugar cane, and when it reacts with amino acids and keratin proteins of the skin, it creates a temporary brown effect. For this reason, it can emphasize dry areas, hyperpigmentation (dark areas), spots, and blemishes on the skin. To avoid this, exfoliate! You can exfoliate your skin before showering or use sugar or body soap in the shower. Be sure to focus on hard and dry spots including knees, elbows and ankles. By removing any dead skin cells and flakes, the skin is left feeling soft and smooth. And, soft, soft skin makes it easy to tan.


Natural Grass

Exfoliate your skin before getting in the shower for an easy, chemical-free cleanse.


Towel wipes

For large or hard-to-reach places, the easiest cleaning tool is this cloth cloth. It’s easy to clean and gentle enough for all skin types.

Finally, moisturize.

When your skin is clean, soak yourself in water. Having dry skin will make the fur look good, make sure you moisturize the dry spots on your body properly – especially on the knees and elbows.


CeraVe Moisturizing Cream

This facial moisturizer is good for dry skin. The hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic formula helps restore the skin’s protective barrier.

How to make yourself better

Step 1: Make sure the skin is completely dry.

Once you are ready to apply your own skin, make sure your skin is completely dry. This means it is free of water and oil.

Step 2: Apply warm water to the dry area.

Although your skin should be dry, you can apply a small amount of lotion to dry, sensitive areas including your knees, elbows, and heels. This will keep the tan from darkening and damaging these areas.

Step 3: Apply your own solution to the mitt tool.

For best results, quickly apply the tanning solution to the skin. These tanning mitts ensure a continuous tan without strings. If you’re using your bare hands, you may accidentally miss spots and create an uneven tan. Plus, your hands can turn orange if you don’t wear gloves.


Mitt rubs himself with his finger

This mitt is great if you have large hands or struggle to keep your fingers closed in traditional mitts.

Step 4: Apply your self tan in circular motions.

It’s best to apply tan-tan in a circular motion, as opposed to up and down strokes. This will get you anywhere.

Step 5: Wait for your self tanning solution to dry before getting dressed.

Once you have finished tanning all the areas you want to cover, let your skin dry for a few minutes. You can stand in front of the fan to speed up the drying time. Once your skin is dry, feel free to get dressed. We recommend wearing dark clothes if the tanning solution damages them.


Moonlight Pajamas

We love these pajamas every day, but especially when we’re wearing leather. A hot air conditioner will keep you from washing and possibly ruin your tan. In addition, dark colors hide any unwanted spots.

What To Do When Self Tanning

First, let the tank soak for a few hours.

Depending on the type of tan you are using, you may need to wait a certain amount of time before washing it off. I find it’s best to wait anywhere from four to six hours before showering. This allows the tan to penetrate well. In addition, the longer the tan stays on the skin, the longer it lasts.

In addition to showering, it’s best not to sweat after applying a tan. This means that you should only do warm exercises and avoid saunas or hot tubs.

Then wash your body with warm water and mild soap.

When it’s time to shower, feel free to wash your skin with warm water and soap. Avoid using any type of cleanser as this can remove the tan. Additionally, avoid shaving since this can remove the layers of skin (which is where the tan is located).


After showering, wash your skin with lotion. Hydrated skin will be able to retain a tan better, which will make it last longer.

Sol de Janeiro

Brazilian Bum Bum Body Cream

You will love the smell, but wait for the results. This cream is one of our all-time favorites.

Protect your skin.

Whether you have a natural color or not, it is important to protect your skin from damage. Be sure to wear sunscreen (you can learn more about the best sunscreens of the year here) and apply it every two hours. Your skin will thank you.

Our preferred self-igniting products

St. Tropez

Self Tan Express Bronzing Mousse

Want a tan and want it fast? Try this fan favorite foam. Leave it for one hour to get light, sunny, two hours to get medium, golden, or three hours for dark gold color.

Tan loves

2 Hour Express Self Tanning Mousse

This professional-strength formula will leave you with noticeable results after just one application. The best? Your tan will last 10 days thanks to the moisturizer built into the system.

St. Tropez

Bronzing Face Brush

This skin soothing herb will make your face glow. Also, it is made with hyaluronic acid, which keeps the skin clean and plump.


Face – Reflects Personal Life

Just add a few drops of this cruelty-free, non-toxic concentrate to your moisturizer, and you’ll develop a natural tan in less than two hours. It is made with raspberry seed oil, aloe vera, and vitamin E, which nourish and purify the skin.

Island of Paradise

Tanning natural natural bright face drops

These flew off the shelves when they first entered Sephora. These tanning lotions have over 2,000 reviews and are still coming into stock all the time. Why do people love them so much? They offer a customizable tan: Add a drop to moisturizer for a light tint or a few for a full bronze. They are especially helpful in areas that are difficult to burn such as your ears, tops of your feet, knees and elbows.


Little by little – lightening cream

Want the most subtle tan? Try this moisturizing lotion. Apply it as a daily moisturizer and you’ll see a brighter glow over time. Oh, did we mention it serves great food?


Brightening lotion in the shower

Multitasking is not as good. This shower system works on wet skin to create a tan there. Just apply it when you get out of the shower while the skin is still wet, and your skin will be soft and smooth in no time.