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5 Tips for the Perfect Sunless Tan

5 Tips for the Perfect Sunless Tan

Dermatologists in San Francisco are recommending clients stay out of the sun as much as possible and that they wear sunscreen. While sun spots can be harmless, they also have the potential to grow into something more. Patients are advised to keep an eye on color and shape changes to any spots growing as a result of sun exposure.

There are plenty of other ways to get a healthy glow. Skin creams can be tinted to give the illusion of a darker tone if this is an area where a patient is especially insecure. While it is great to feel comfortable in everyone’s individual skin, here are some tips to approach tanning from less harmful methods.

Buy self-tanning mousse

Ordering bottles to the doorstep is an easy way to get access to a summer glow. Apply the mousse all over the body evenly with a mit. Then, leave it on for a few hours. Shower to remove any excess residue, but after that, the final result is risk-free (aside from a few stains on the good old white bed sheets).

Use coupon codes

Use coupon codes available online to help with the price. There are so many out there now on Instagram and the individual shops’ websites that there is always going to be something with a discount. They often come with a free mit, too!

Moisturize and exfoliate

Before putting the mousse on, make sure the skin is exfoliated and then moisturized because some self tanners can be drying. It is also a good idea to test the mousse on the skin before applying it all over to see if excessive dryness or itchiness breaks out. After wearing the self tanner for a few days and the color begins to fade, it is a good idea to exfoliate again and repeat the process if desired.

Wear sunscreen

This will protect the skin from sun damage, which can cause dryness and flaking. Dry, flaky skin will make it harder to apply self tanner to the body.

If there are still further concerns with skin color, a dermatologist can always be reached for assistance. They have special procedures and insights that can help determine the best method for each individual skin type wanting to be darkened. The worst methods to avoid involve UV exposure without sunscreen, especially in high doses. Tanning beds are strongly recommended against in order to keep skin in its most healthiest condition.

Reaching out to a local dermatologist for more information about at-home self tanning is a great option as opposed to tanning beds or prolonged sun exposure without UV protection.

Disclaimer: We are unable to guarantee any result, even though most of our patients do see success. The results of our services will vary greatly to each patient’s level of commitment and compliance with the program.

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