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Best Self Tanner Tips for Mature Skin

17th Sep 2020

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One of the best things about self-tanners is that they were developed for all skin types. Whether you have fair skin, a darker skin tone or you are younger or older, you can use fake tanning products to make give your skin a radiant, bronze glow. With the advancements in formulations, you won’t have to worry about your skin looking orange-y - unless you buy a cheap product.

Using self-tanner is a great alternative to sunbathing. It’s the best way to make your skin glow without exposing yourself to harmful UV rays. Whether you are 18 or 70, you can use a self-tanner.

For those of you with more mature skin, you may have concerns about using a self-tanner. You may be wondering:

  • Will it highlight dark spots that already exist on my skin?
  • Will it make my fine lines and wrinkles even more prominent?

The truth is that the self-tanner could make these issues stand out, but if you take the time to follow the tips listed below, your skin will glow.

Tip #1: The Right Body Prep Is Vital

To ensure your tan is even and doesn’t highlight any flaws, taking the time to prep your body is imperative. This includes removing any hair 24 hours before applying the self-tanner. It doesn’t matter if you are shaving or waxing, doing this a day in advance is recommended for a smooth, even tan.

It’s also necessary to exfoliate your skin before applying the self-tanner. To make the process as easy as possible, you might consider using exfoliating wipes. These get rid of any dead skin cells and gives you a smooth surface to work with.

Tip #2: Moisturize Sparingly

You have probably heard that you need to moisturize before applying a self-tanner, but this isn’t exactly true. Having moisturizer on your skin could lead to streaks and uneven coating of the color. Instead, you want to moisturize sparingly.

You know your skin best, and you probably have areas that are drier than others. This more than likely includes your ankles, elbows, and knees. To keep the self-tanner from looking too dark in these areas, you might consider adding a small amount of moisturizer to these spots. It’s also a good idea to moisturize any dark or age spots you might have. This will prevent the self-tanner from making these darker and more prominent.

  • Moisturizing After Fake Tanning

So, can you put lotion over self-tanner? You can, and you probably should. However, to reduce the chances of streaks forming or the tan from fading, make sure you wait the recommended amount of time for the tan to develop. Depending on the type of tanning product you use, this could be between six and eight hours (or potentially longer).

Again, using a self-tanner lotion could make this process easy and simple. You’ll be able to get bronzed, glowing skin as well as keeping it moisturized.

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Tip #3: Find the Right Color

Deciding to use self-tanner is a great way to make your skin glow and give it a youthful appearance. It’s important to keep in mind that it won’t make dark spots, age spots, or prominent veins go away completely. It can, however, make them less visible. To achieve that goal, you need to find the right color.

What’s the right color, you ask? It’s the one that makes your skin look dazzling and you feel good. If you’re looking for a dramatic, dark color, then you should consider using the Double Shot Espresso self-tanner. You’ll look like you spent a lot of time in the sun, but you won’t have exposed yourself to damaging UV rays.

Thinking of a lighter tan? No worries! Consider using a self-tanning mousse. This thicker formula goes on smoothly and evenly. With a built-in color guide, you’ll be able to achieve a beautiful tan that looks natural.

If you’re uncertain which product is the best choice for you, consider trying out a few different types of tanning lotions. With a self-tanner bundle, you’ll get the chance to try tanning water, face self-tanner and the darkest tanning formula available. This is the best way to find the color that will work best for you.

Tanning Your Mature Skin

Self-tanners were made for everyone. It doesn’t matter if you’re younger or older, your skin can be radiant and glowing. When it comes to finding the right products for your mature skin, Fake Bake has a variety to choose from. Today is the day to find the self-tanner that will even out your skin tone and make you look dazzling!