People always try to improve or change their appearance, through various means, including getting a tan. Some spend a lot of money at salons in order to get the perfect tan, while others spend hours laying in the sun. With tanning lotions you can achieve these same results by simply staying at home. These are tips which can help, achieve the look and shade you desire.[youtube:yz5J_MAPJ5s?version=3;[link:Self Tanner];http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yz5J_MAPJ5s?version=3&feature=related]
First and most important thing to do is, shave if you are going to do that. You do not want to do this after you have gotten your tan. Shaving also gives the skin a smooth feeling, which helps when getting a tan. You should shave a few hours before you start applying the tan products, and it is better to use shaving oil as oppose to a shaving cream.
You want to remove the dead skin cells from the skin by exfoliating in the shower. These dead skin cells can cause your tan to look uneven and darker in certain areas of the body. If moisturizing is not something you do on a daily basis, then make sure you prepare the skin, by starting to do this a few days before applying the product.[I:http://cosmoread.com/wp-content/uploads/HaywoodHunter1.jpg]
You will also need petroleum jelly before beginning the application. The petroleum jelly should be applied to the cuticles, finger and toenails. This will prevent you from getting any of these stain with the tan lotion. It can be difficult to remove and could ruin a manicure and pedicure.
If after a tan you notice that some areas are darker, especially around the ankles, elbows, and feet, it is due to having drier skin in these areas. In order to avoid having this problem, you must not only exfoliate, but also dilute the solution in those areas. You can dilute the solution by mixing it in with some moisturizer before applying.
These are steps you want to take, before putting on tanning lotions. Products that will work for one person may not work the same for another. In order to find the product that gives you the shade you want, you must experiment.