Some people may be wondering if there even is such a thing as tanning for black skin. The answer is: absolutely yes! Dark-skinned girls like to feel pretty, too.
Benefits of Tanning for Black Skin
The benefits of black people tanning are the same as for fair people - the production of vitamin D and skin imperfections camouflage. When skin is exposed to UV light, pre-vitamin D gets activated to vitamin D. Melanin affects vitamin D production since it protects the skin from UV light. The more melanin you have (the darker your skin is), the more sun-rays are blocked by your skin and less vitamin D is produced.
Tanned skin makes you more beautiful, no matter what your base skin shade is.
Tanned skin gives your skin a radiant glow, evens out your skin tone, and hides imperfections (camouflages scars and blemishes). Needless to say, dark skin also requires additional UV protection and should be exposed to sunlight in only moderate amounts. Spray tan is a perfect solution for black skin and a healthiest tanning method which does not damage the skin.
Not only do black Victoria's Secret models spray tan, but they also do muscle contour and highlighting with fake tan. Why wouldn't you?
Fake tan will give black skin a bit of a golden shine.
When it comes to tanning for black people, it's not about looking darker - it is all about the glow. It is about the healthy radiant shine and the confidence that comes along with the tan.
The biggest challenge is finding the right shade. Artesian Tan offers a variety of shades you can choose from. All you have to do is research or consult your beautician to find the right shade for your skin tone. That is the one and only challenge, the rest are only benefits.
Due to more melanin, dark skin even has the advantage when it comes to fake tan - it will not turn out orange. Still, the right shade is important because you want to achieve that seemingly natural look, which enhances your beauty.
Whether you decide to go to a salon or use a self-tanner for black skin, with the right shade your skin will get the shine, your definition will stand out, and the imperfections will minimize.
Say goodbye to scars, blemishes, orange tan and embrace defined muscles.
The spray tan visually minimizes and hides your scars and stretch marks, as it evens out the skin color. By purposely highlighting targetted areas and applying more color to your black skin, you can "slim down" and enhance your definition.
The same rules apply for all skin types: remove the hair at least a day in advance, exfoliate to get rid of dead skin and get a uniform tan. Remember not to use oil-based products beforehand as they may create a barrier and prevent the adhesion of the tanning product.
One hidden benefit of tanning is "indirect" skin care.
That means you are taking care of your skin without even noticing it; from the preparations for tanning by exfoliating your skin to post-tanning skin care.
It’s a fact that everyone looks better tanned - no discussion there. That is why everyone wants to keep the tan as long as possible, which is achieved by hydration. Moisturizing makes the tan "stick" longer and hydrates your skin keeping it healthy. This is an additional reason for all skin types to tan.
We hope you feel encouraged enough to try a spray tan or a self-tanning cream if you have dark skin. Reach out to Artesian Tan to find everything you need for safe tanning, because, well, everyone deserves to feel like a bronze goddess!