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Want a Sun-kissed Glow? Let’s talk Sunless Tanners!

sun-kisssed glowIf you’re in the know, you know that there is no such thing as a safe suntan. Tanning has become synonymous with skin cancer. Even if you don’t take it that far, you cannot deny the evidence staring you right in the face: tanning leads to premature aging. The effects of UV rays include collagen breakdown, which means less support for the firm, youthful skin. Less support means sagging, it means wrinkles, and it means dark spots. No. Just, no.So what are you to do? Summer is approaching, and you want to protect your skin. At the same time, who doesn’t love the idea of a gorgeous summer glow? Here, we will look at some of the best sunless tanning products named by Elle magazine. Stepping into the sunless tanning arena can feel intimidating. The last thing you want is orange streaks on your legs, arms, face, or hands. With quality ingredients and a little application savvy, you can warm up your look long before summer.

So what are you to do? Summer is approaching, and you want to protect your skin. At the same time, who doesn’t love the idea of a gorgeous summer glow? Here, we will look at some of the best sunless tanning products named by Elle magazine. Stepping into the sunless tanning arena can feel intimidating. The last thing you want is orange streaks on your legs, arms, face, or hands. With quality ingredients and a little application savvy, you can warm up your look long before summer.

Products to consider include:

  • James Read Self Tan, at Sephora.
  • The Instant Tint Flash Bronzer from Lancome.
  • L’Oreal Sublime Bronze clear tanning gel.
  • Tropez Gradual Tan (use it in the shower for a progressive tan).

Want to keep the application process as simple as possible? Try out the Tanning Towelette from Kate Somerville, or the ultra-easy Micro-Mist from Neutrogena for an airbrushed tan.

Anyone who has ever tried a sunless tanner will tell you; there is a trick to getting a natural glow. The only part of the process is choosing a good product. The rest is up to you. According to Allure magazine, there are steps you do not want to miss:

  • Anything else you need to do, do it first. This includes waxing, shaving, and even getting your gel manicure.
  • Remove loose skin cells first by exfoliating in the shower. If you apply a tanner to your face, try the ultimate exfoliation with a Clarisonic brush cleanser, or even a chemical peel from one of our highly-trained staff.
  • Only apply tanner to completely dry skin. Wait awhile after a shower, or dry every nook and cranny, then,
  • Apply a light lotion to areas where buildup may occur, such as the knees and the elbows. Don’t forget your knuckles.

Our role as your Sugar Land dermatology team is to help you stay healthy without compromising your desire to look good. To schedule an aesthetic or medical consultation with us, call (832) 770-6388.

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