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When it comes to sunless tanning, you either love it or hate it. Sure, using sunless tanning lotion is a lot safer than lying out in the sun and soaking in all of those harmful UV rays. But for a lot of people, it also means streaky, uneven application and getting tanning lotion all over your leather car seats.
There has to be a better way to get a tan that doesn’t include spending half your paycheck at a spray tanning salon.
Former tanning and skin care CEO Kelly Richardson (and now founder of Venone Public Relations) joins Just Ask David to reveal her winter tanning secrets. These industry sunless tanning tips are so good, your friends and family will be wondering if you went on vacation!
Tanning Beds or Sunbathing Should NEVER Be Options
Sunbathing used to be a popular method of self-tanning in the past. But now, even the most vain of us won’t lie out in the sun. We know that prolonged exposure to the sun’s UV rays seriously increases your risk of developing skin cancer (and crepey skin).
“Running to the tanning bed before you go on vacation is not the way you want to prepare,” Kelly agrees. “The best thing to do is just to reach for that bottle of sunless tanning lotion [or] go get a spray tan.”
Sunless Tanning 101
The discovery that overexposure to UV rays can cause melanoma caused the tanning industry to rely on sunless tanning much more than in the past. But not everyone’s a fan — until they learn that the secret is all in the application. “It’s 10% product, 90% application,” Kelly says.
The most common complaint about sunless tanning lotion is streaking after application. But that can be easily worked around with the right technique.
“The most important thing is to exfoliate and blend,” Kelly says. Exfoliating the skin before applying the tanning lotion removes the dead skin that often causes streaking. Kelly also suggests using oil-free scrubs to exfoliate, as the oil in other scrubs creates a barrier between your skin and the product.
For More Skin Care and Tanning Tips, Stay in Touch with Kelly
Hopefully, these sunless tanning tips will help you be as tan as you want to be this winter!
Visit Kelly’s lifestyle blog for more tips and tricks on using sunless tanning lotion, general skin care, and much more!