Producing a fake tan is now extremely easy and most tanning lotions on the market are applied in the same way as normal moisturizers. All the problems associated with an uneven and fake-looking skin shade that most products used to create, belong in the past. Now self tanners offer a beautiful and natural looking sun-kissed glow.
With many products to choose from, the selection process can be difficult at times. The most important thing to keep in mind is the shade of your skin tone. Choosing the lotion that best suits your skin shade will ensure a more natural looking color.
Self-tanners that come in the form of a whipped mousse are usually among the most expensive tan products available. However, this is for a good reason. Very popular with celebrities, this type of tanning lotion gives a natural brown shade and a striking shimmery glow. Most of them also dry out very quickly and allow you to get dressed just seconds after you have applied.
When looking for cosmetic products to give you a fake but realistic tan, then you have to make sure that the tinted moisturizer that you will use on the face, gives a natural looking glow, without streaking, and in a shade that matches your natural skin tone. From the first application of a tinted face moisturizer, you get an immediate tan that lasts for weeks and since they are usually designed to be oil-free, they work perfectly on oily skin. They also dry fast and allow you to apply makeup immediately.
Overall, opt for tanning lotions that give you the choice between dark, medium or fair skin. This makes it even easier to achieve the most believable tan, closest to your original skin shade. Most body lotions designed for medium or dark skin offer a deep, natural looking brown color and a shimmery glow after just a few applications, leaving the skin moisturized and soft. The ones that are made for fair skin, work in developing a gradual soft tan, that remains close to your original color.
For a glamorous night out, or for the first summer days on the beach, one of the expensive but higher quality lotions is a must. But if you're looking to maintain a natural looking tan throughout the whole year, then perhaps the more affordable self-tanners are a better recommendation. This way, you can enjoy a sun kissed glow even in the winter.