At the beginning of the last century, in the days before Coco Chanel caught to much sun on a friend’s yacht, a pale complexion was considered the height of beauty. Women would rigorously protect themselves against even the weakest of rays with hats and parasols, and those lucky enough to have a naturally pale complexion were the envy of their peers.
But that was a hundred years ago, and ideals of beauty have changed. Now, the fairer-skinned members of the fairer sex, and their male counterparts are often left regarding their lack of pigmentation with despair, wondering how they can ever compete in the beauty stakes against the bronze-skinned legions who surround them.
The answer, of course, is sunless-tanning. It’s not just that it’s a safer, healthier, less time-consuming and less futile alternative to trying to tan milk-white skin with UV rays. Thanks to the industry’s unstinting investment in R&D and the tireless efforts of its scientists, today's advanced Sunless Tanning Solutions are guaranteed to bring a healthy, sun-kissed glow to even the most porcelain-complexioned among us.
But there are some things to consider before reaching for the nearest bottle of self-tanning solution and slapping it on in an effort to fulfill that longing for a darker, more striking you.
Proper application is the key to successful sunless tanning. Once you have decided how dark you want to go, the trick is to layer up, one application at a time, whether with a self-tanning or airbrush tanning solution.
There are two reasons for this. The first is that different sunless tanning products come with varying levels of DHA (dihydroxyacetone), the ingredient that causes darkening of the skin. Higher levels of DHA produce more rapid coloration and result in darker tans. This can cause patchiness on fair skin, so the best self-tanning solution for you is one with low DHA (we’ll recommend some in just a minute) and, as we said, layer up.
The second is simply that a drastic leap from Snow White to Pocahontas is more likely to raise eyebrows than raising your stock in the beauty game.
Skinny Tan Professional Bronzing Spray - Natural Tan
Skinny Tan Medium salon spray solution is free from animal testing, paraben-free and uses naturally derived tanning and cellulite actives.
This solution is perfect for clients with pale skin tones to give them a natural looking tan that will not look fake on their natural skin tone.
Skinny Tan Professional - Gradual Tanner
Skinny Tan Gradual Tanner contains no instant bronzers, making it the perfect choice if you want to apply the tanner and get on with your day while the 100% natural tanning active works with your skin to develop a beautiful natural glow.As this is a gradual tanner, you or your client will get more tanned over time as the tan develops.
Vita Liberata - Hawaii Spray Tan Solution
If you want that instant bronze look while waiting for your tan to develop, Vita Liberata Hawaii Spray Tan Solution is for you.
Designer Skin DS - Gradual Sunless Lotion
This cream will help protect your face as well as gradually giving you the complexion of your dreams.
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