Dark tanning lotion can be a quick and really effective way of getting that deep tan you've always wanted. However, because it is usually so obvious, working with it can be challenging. Take a quick look at the following tips that will help make your dark tanning experience a more positive experience.
Tip: Layer: Getting a dark tan will require layering dark tanning lotion as well as medium lotions. The reason for this is that it will allow you to better gauge your color and prevent you from turning orange. If this is your first time layering products, do it on a test area first.
Tip: Routine: The best way to get the color you want is to apply self tanner in smooth, even layers once a day, everyday for a week. Many self tanners continue to work throughout a 24 hour period.
Tip: One Brand: Use the same brand throughout your darkening process. This will help keep you from having unattractive side effects.
Tip: Switch Brands: If you aren't happy with the results of your dark tanning lotion within the first two coats, you may have been too eager and applied too many coats too close together. Wait 48 hours then try a third coat. If you still aren't satisfied, switch products.
Tip: Maintenance: When maintaining "cracks," or areas where there are light skin and dark skin striations, apply a self tanner that is one or two shades lighter than the dark tanning lotion you used initially. You can also lighten your dark tanner with a few drops of moisturizer. Re-applying the dark tanner in the cracked area may not produce an even result. Check your tan everyday in order to touch up fading.
Tip: Face: Always use a product that is one or two shades lighter than your dark tanning lotion on your face. If you get a concentration of product around pores or facial hair, use a damp cloth to wipe away.
Paying attention to your tan after every shower is essential with a dark color because imperfections in the tan are more obvious. On the plus side, imperfections on your skin are minimized and muscular features are highlighted. A deep tan can also make your eyes and smile stand out. Because you are investing time into this process, invest money into a good quality product. Try it out gradually to get a perfect look.