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Tips to Avoid Tanning Streaks

Monday, August 8, 2011
by John Doe

Are you sick and tired of looking pasty and pale? Do you want to get tanned without the dangers of getting sunburnt? One of the best solutions is self tanning… if done properly. After all you want to avoid that bad tan look! You have to be very careful when it comes to applying your self-tanner. If you don’t respect a few golden rules before tanning it can turn into a disaster. One of the biggest bad tan blunders we need to avoid are tanning streaks. Here we look at how you can prevent a streaky, splotchy mess and how to fix tanning streaks in case they happen. How to avoid streaks, blotches, and stripes?

Prepare your skin beforehand:

• Shave your legs • Exfoliate. Start exfoliating a few days before you apply self-tan. • Moisturise. Avoid over-moisturising immediately before you apply the product, but ensure that your skin is hydrated for an even, long lasting tan. Focus on dry areas such as knees, elbows and heels. Apply the tanner: • Slowly and smoothly • Be sure to rub it in completely, paying extra attention to the knees, elbows, feet, and neck- all parts of the body that will absorb the tanner more readily. Looking streaky? Here are some tips on how to get fake tan off and smooth out your tan. First of all, don’t worry, bad tans are not forever – self tanning does not last more than one week. There are also a number of methods to remove tanning streaks. • Exfoliate the streaked area with warm water and an exfoliating cloth or loofah sponge. • If the tanning streaks are on your face you can use some bronze make up to enhance and balance your complexion. • Apply moistened baking soda to a washcloth and gently rub it on the offending streaks in a circular motion. • Dip a clean cotton ball into rubbing alcohol and swipe it across your sunless tanner streaks. • Use lemon juice as a natural way to remove a bad tan. Gently rub a cotton ball soaked in lemon juice over the affected area. For larger areas you can cut a lemon in half and rub it directly on the stains. • Use a commercial sunless tanning remover. • Apply some baby oil to the areas where the tanning streaks are the surrounding area. Then wait for around an hour. Take a bath and brush with a sponge or face cloth. • Mix some white vinegar with a little water to dilute it slightly. Apply this solution to the bad tan areas. Simply by following these rules you will enjoy a streak-free tan that looks natural and is long-lasting.