3 Self-Tanning Mistakes to Avoid this Summer
1. Using your hand to apply your self-tanner. Solution: Use a mit applicator. Especially if you're in a hurry, the mit will save you time and help ensure a more even tan. (Mits are included with many brands now including Fake Bake.)
2. Ignoring your skin after your self-tan glow is complete. Solution: Moisturize often. The best way to extend your tan is to moisturize, moisturize, moisturize. Especially your hands. Often self-tanner can begin to crack and fade (especially in dry climates) within a day. Avoid lotions with a strong fragrance. Self-tan scents can linger after a shower so use a lotion that compliments it. We love the basic Vaseline brand Cocoa Butter with its tropical refreshing scent. Don't forget to continue to use sunscreen - we love Coppertone - if you're out in the sun which still moisturizes and protects your skin from dangerous rays.
3. Applying self-tanner too quickly below the knees. Solution: Don't rush your feet! Your feet and ankle area can streak easily making a bad self-tan a dead giveaway. Using your mit, apply self-tanner smoothly making sure it looks even. Try not to over self-tan your toes near your nail bed which can make your pedicure look dingy. No more orange feet.