A deep, lasting sunless tan is developed in layers. Self tanners that include bronzers give your skin instant color. In order to develop the shade of tan you really want, you should spread thin, even layers of tanning lotion across the smooth surface of your skin daily, for about a week. Because this process requires repetition, there are some considerations you should take into account before beginning your regimen and picking a bronzer tanning lotion.
When picking a bronzer tanning lotion, consider the following:
-Because you will need to apply your tanner repeatedly, you have to pick one that gives you a shade of brown that you really like. Try several lotions in hidden test spots to find one that is closest to the overall look you are trying to achieve. Remember that this color will intensify as you reapply.
-Applying several layers of certain tanning lotions, over time, may produce an orange color. In order to reduce the risk of this, pick a tanner shade that is light to medium. Sticking with one brand is also a good idea. However, if you find that your color is turning orange, switch to a different brand in a similar shade.
-Consider the smell of your bronzer tanning lotion before you commit. Keep in mind that you will have to put up with this scent throughout your tanning process, which can be a while. You will also smell the lotion on your skin all the time. Try your best to find something that is as unscented, or lightly scented, as possible.
-Before you buy, test a tiny dot of the lotion between your fingertips. Consistency is an important part of getting an even tan. Some bronzer lotions tend to be gooey and sticky, making them extremely difficult to spread evenly. A lotion that is too thin will run and cause streaks. Bronzers are more difficult to get right because they dry so fast but the best consistency for any indoor tanning lotion is that of a creamy body lotion.
Once you've selected a bronzer lotion, remember to exfoliate before you apply.