As much as you may like to tan, having too much sun isn’t good for your skin. Everyone is supposed to get a little sun since it’s a natural source of vitamin D, but sun bathing and tanning beds are dangerous and can give you skin cancer-deadly forms of skin cancer.
You can always fake your tan. You don’t have to risk getting sun burned just to get a little color on your skin. Even though putting on a fake tan may not be as fun, it can still be as effective-not to mention healthier.
Fair/light skinned people will like to add more color, and medium/dark skinned people may like to add more of a glow. These tips will help you do just that!
Face: Let’s say you want to add a little color to your face and neck alone. In order to make this work, you need to make sure the bronzer blends well into all the skin that it exposed from your head to your shoulders. No one should be able to look at you and say, “Wow, she’s definitely wearing a bronzer.”
1. Exfoliate: Take an abrasive wash cloth or face scrub and scrub your face and neck (chest and shoulders, too if they’re going to be exposed). Don’t scrub so hard that you turn your face red. Just make sure you scrub thoroughly, and rinse with warm water. One of my favorite face scrubs is St. Ives Apricot Scrub. I also love Avon Clearskin Cleansing Face Scrub.
2. Moisturize: If you are going to be using a bronzing powder, you may want to moisturize first. Powders can dry your skin out.
3. Bronzer: If you are going to use a bronzing powder, take a large fluffy powder brush, dip it into the bronzer, and dust it over your face and neck. Blend well. Make sure it looks natural. If you are using a bronzing cream or lotion, you may have to mix a drop of moisturizer with it to thin it out.
Goddess Tip: Match your bronzer with your undertones. If you have fair or light skin, you may have pink or yellow undertones, so you will need a bronzer that has a peachy pink undertone, or a golden yellow undertone. If you have medium or dark skin, you may have gold or orange undertones, you may need to find a bronzer that has gold tones or a warm orange tone. If you have very dark skin, you may want to look for a bronzer with a burnished brown tone to add some shimmer and glow to your skin.
In order to get bronzed skin, the product label doesn’t have to say “bronzer” or “self tanner”. It can be an ordinary face powder or foundation that is a bit darker than your skin tone. If you are dark skinned, you are already bronzed, so you can find a face powder or foundation that has bronze shimmer to brighten your skin tone.
Body: So you have a skin revealing dress that you want to wear on your next date, and you want your legs , arms, and back to look flawless in it. You need to get bronzed all over for this dress to look right, and you will basically use the same technique above. The only difference here is that you may need a little help applying the bronzers.
1. Exfoliate: Rub a body scrub or brush all over your body. If you need your back scrubbed, get someone to scrub your back for you.
2. Bronzer: You will have to use a liquid bronzer for the body. You can also use a body foundation, if you can find some. MAC Cosmetics has some. It’s kind of pricey, but they have it. Spread all over any part of the body that will be exposed. Make sure you have it spread smoothly and evenly. You can also mix a little moisturizer with the body bronzers so that they can spread better.
Goddess Tip: Match the bronzer to your undertone, just like above. The downside to using a body bronzer is that it can smudge off on your clothes, especially the foundations. Bronzing gels are least likely to smudge.
I hoped this helped!
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