Rather than lying in a tanning bed, traveling south to a sunnier climate or facing the world with pale skin, here are five products to maintain color when spending time outdoors in the cold is not ideal:
If you're not ready to give up the sun completely, this tropical-scented sunscreen is best for a gradual tan and an instant bronze color. Even in cooler months, it's important to protect skin from the sun with SPF. The product should be reapplied every 80 minutes for maximum results.
For a tan in literally three seconds (after rubbing on), the lotion deepens skin tone within three hours and has a light tropical scent. If you're looking to turn orange, this product is not for you. The paraben-free formula may stain clothes, so be sure to apply while wearing dark garments. And don't forget to wash your hands ASAP.
For a healthy, sun-kissed glow without the harmful effects of UV rays and sun damage — and without rubbing product on the skin — look no further. The spray allows application without using hands or mitts. Although there is a slight orange tint to the product, it goes on evenly and effortlessly. Being OK'd by dermatologists is a plus, in addition to being paraben and oil-free.
Just because summer is no longer is session, you can still glow with a rich, golden tan. The off-white colored thin lotion contains vitamin E and can be reapplied after 30 minutes if a deeper tan is desired. Let the lotion air dry for 10 minutes is one tip, and another: Exfoliate before initial application. It works for women of all skin types and comes in lovely packaging, too!
An even tan develops within hours after applying a moist towelette to dry, clean skin in a circular motion. Another towel can be used to deepen color, after four hours, and moisturizing enhances the tan. To maintain a glow, it's essential to repeat the process every two to three days. Make sure you wash your hands immediately after use, or you'll be wishing you had!
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