SONY DSCA lot of people find tanned skin people exotic and appealing hence there are a lot who are so eager to find ways to get themselves tanned. Some people would go as far as going to the beach as often as they can to sunbathe so as to achieve that much desired tanned look, especially those who live close to beaches or those who can afford it. On the other hand, there are those who would regularly go to a tanning salon just so they can get their skin tanned. But perhaps the most common method is self tanning through the use of tanning sprays. If you are one of those individuals who are interested in trying out this method, there are a number of things that you should avoid: 

  • Moisturizers: It is a basic step to prepare the skin first before a spray tanner is used on it and this means that you should wash the skin with soap and warm water first. Exfoliating the skin utilizing a gentle scrub will also do the job. However, never put moisturizer on the skin as part of the preparation because the moisturizer creates a layer on the skin which can hinder the effects of the tanning spray.
  • Hair: It is important that people utilizing tanning spray to tan themselves pull back their hair from their faces when they are trying to tan their faces. Not keeping your hair kempt when you are tanning your face with a spray tanner can cause uneven coloration on the face due to hair strands covering portions of the face where there should be tan on it. The same thing should apply when tanning the area around the ears and the neck.
  • Cream: Tanning sprays can make the area underneath the eyes look darker than you want which can make a person look older than he or she is hence it is important that you put a cream on those areas before you even spray tan on your face, particularly around that area. Doing so will keep that area from getting too dark and will retain the youthful look of the person.
  • Too Dark: In alignment with the above reminders, moisturizers should be used after tanning the face so that the skin complexion would not look too dark. The best tanned look is by going for one shade darker from your natural skin color because anything darker can look artificial and unnatural.

Try to avoid these common mistakes if you will be going for self-tanning methods.