30 May 2022

Everything You Need to Know for a Perfect Tan

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But this may not be a simple transition... especially for those of us who are uncomfortable with not having, yet, that tanned tone that we like so much.

With the unpredictable weather, with still so many rainy days ahead, we can't always get in the sun and start getting that summer tone that makes us feel more confident.
But you don't have to worry, you can start bringing back color to your face and body without sunbathing (and without using a tanning bed).

Have you ever heard of self-tanners?

Super Soin Autobronzant Hydratant Visage

Self-tanners are cosmetic products that darken the skin gradually, creating a tan effect, without the need for sun exposure. These products contain dihydroxyacetone (DHA), a substance that reacts with the aminoacids in dead cells to create meloidin, a yellowish pigment that gives the skin a tanned tone. Today's formulas give the desired tone while also maintaining the skin's hydration and elasticity.

A perfect tan: natural, long-lasting, and luminous

The truth is that to achieve a delicately tanned complexion with a convincing, natural-looking result, rather than turning orange, the art of self-tanning can be a challenge...!
But you're in luck, we've done all the work for you... we've found the best self-tanners and will explain to you step-by-step how to use them.

How to prepare your skin for self-tanning

1) You should always start by exfoliating your skin, in order to make it more even and eliminate excess dead cells, to get an even and spotless tan. Exfoliation will optimize the duration and improve the tan.
2) Apply to clean skin, without cream or makeup.
3) Do not apply to sensitized skin.

How to apply the self-tanner

1) Apply the self-tanner to the skin on your body or face, evenly (pay special attention to your back to ensure you don't get spots). In general, apply it in small amounts with quick, smooth gliding motions.
2) Wash your hands thoroughly after applying the product to prevent them from getting too dark, and clean your elbows, knees, and heels, which retain more color.
3) In the beginning apply daily, and once you reach the desired tone apply every 2 days, to maintain the color.
4) You should wait a few hours before showering, to ensure maximum effectiveness of the product.

Health in first place

Self-tanner makes you look good, but it does not give you vitamin D and endorphin release. Nothing can replace the benefits of the sun!
On the other hand, remember that self-tanner does not protect the skin against solar radiation, so the use of sunscreen is still indispensable.


Which self-tanner is perfect for me

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Learn about the best self-tanning care with textures that respect and moisturize the skin, while providing flexibility and comfort to the skin.
Define your priority: fresh texture, light, and smooth texture, maximum hydration, quick-drying, more or less progressive results... and choose yours!
You will find them in several formats, so you can choose which one best suits your preference.

Bruma - Bioderma's Photoderm Autobronzant Brume
Spray - Frezyderm's Self-Tan Bronze Water Color Mist
Toalhitas para o rosto - Comodynes's Self-Tanning the Original Gold
Creme - Sisley Paris's Super Soin Autobronzant Hydrating Visage
Creme para peles sensíveis - Topicrem's Hydra + Hâle Progressif Éclat
Gotas para misturar no creme - Clarins's Self Tan Addition Concentré Eclat Visage

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