Avoid Faux Glow Faux PasPerfect Your At-Home Tan with Tips from Celebrity Spray Tanner Veronique Munro
While a spray tan is a safer alternative to hours basking in the sun’s rays, the mess and mistakes that can come with it might seem just as painful as an actual sun burn. To avoid those common at-home tanning disasters, just follow these tips from spray tanning expert to the stars and founder of Infinity Sun, Veronique Munro. With this golden wealth of knowledge, you’ll be guaranteed a sun kissed, even glow – no clean up required.
Stay Streak Free
Keep your tan on your skin, not your clothes. To avoid this mess, ALWAYS take out a hair dryer before applying, as bending can also create smudges where wet skin overlaps. After application, use cool air to dry the sunless tanner onto skin. Once this is done, you’re free to get dressed, but try to stick to somewhat loose and dark clothing.
Leave the Prints to the Leopards
To prevent the leopard look, take a little bit of moisturizer and apply a very light film to trouble spots (knuckles, feet, elbows) and allow it to absorb into the skin. This will act as a barrier in those areas. Then apply your sunless tanner and the dry areas will not develop any darker than the rest of the body!
Don’t Pull a Ross
There are ways to remove that extra tanner! Fill a bath with warm water and essential oil (Munro’s favorites: eucalyptus in the morning, lavender at night). In a cup, mix ½ cup of baking soda and the juice of one lemon into paste. The lemon will bleach the color out of the skin, as will the baking soda, but the paste will act as a strong exfoliant. Scrub away the color; sit in the essential oil and presto: soft, silky and lightened skin!