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    Tanned skin , a lot of people are intensely happy with that. However, not all of us have the time or the desire to lie in the sun for hours. Not everyone is a fan of a sunbed either, so how can you get a wonderfully tanned skin without spending hours in the sun? Self-tanner is the answer!   What is self tanner? With a self-tanner, your skin get Show more

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    Tanned skin , a lot of people are intensely happy with that. However, not all of us have the time or the desire to lie in the sun for hours. Not everyone is a fan of a sunbed either, so how can you get a wonderfully tanned skin without spending hours in the sun? Self-tanner is the answer!

     

    What is self tanner?

    With a self-tanner, your skin gets a lovely brown shade without coming into contact with the sun. The perfect option if you don't like to sunbathe or have a party and you want to quickly look a little tanned. With a self-tanner you will have that wonderful brown glow in a short time, and it is also not harmful to the skin.

     

    How do I tan without the sun?

    Although the sun is an absolute must for our health, baking for hours with sunscreen is not recommended. It keeps you in the sun too long, with a cream that blocks your skin's natural warning mechanism. Tanning without sun or solarium is something many people prefer to avoid. Still, a nice tan is popular, it gives you a natural, healthy glow! A good self-tanner is therefore a must have for many ladies! You get a lovely summery touch without baking for hours in the sun!

     

    How do I choose the right shade of self-tanner?

    You have all different types of self-tanners - so you have a mousse, cream or spray. The type of self-tanner you use does not matter, choose one that you like best and suits your skin type.The color you choose does matter.Everyone has a different skin color, which is why you should not just order a self-tanner. Perhaps it is too light or too dark, and of course you want to prevent that. You often have three different color choices between self-tanners: light, medium and dark. To choose the right color, it is important to look at your natural skin color, and not how dark you want the tan.

    In any case, make sure that your self-tanner is never too dark, because you can always build it up, but you can't reduce it anymore. This way you ensure that you always have a nice result!

     

    What is a really good self tanner?

    In the world of tanning, there are many self-tanners available, but what is a good self-tanner? This is of course different for everyone, because everyone has different requirements for a good self-tanner. For us, a good self-tanner that gives a natural tanned complexion, without staining and easy to apply on the skin. You don't want to be an orange stain or oompa loempa after using a self-tanner. Affordability is also an important factor, it must of course be and remain affordable. In any case, it is clear that if you purchase a tanning from us that you are purchasing a quality self-tanner that is affordable and looks natural.

     

    What is the best self-tanner of 2021?

    There are several self-tanners that are extremely popular, but these are often very expensive. It's nice to get it as a gift, but if the bottle is empty you don't buy another one. Still, you really want a lovely sunny shade, so what is the best self-tanner of 2021 that is ALSO affordable? We have these self tanners! These are the self-tanning products from Sunkissed. It is not for nothing that this brand is so very popular next to the Marc Inbane Spray Tan! Much more affordable and just such a gorgeous touch! And not only that, it consists of 95% natural ingredients. Not harmful, but a color!

     

    What types of tanning are there on the market?

    Tanning comes in all shapes and sizes, you have mousse self tanners, lotion tanners and spray variants. Which one do you use and does it matter what you use? Is there a preference of variant for a particular body part? We're going to tell you now!

    Mousse is ideal for you if you are just starting to use a self-tanner. Why? Mousse is very easy to apply to your skin and to distribute evenly. However, even experienced tanners continue to use this because of its convenience. Mousse is ideal for arms, legs and your back.

    Lotion is ideal for men or women who have light or sensitive skin. Why? A tanning that comes in the form of a lotion also contains caring ingredients, so you care and give a tan. 2 in 1, ideal for after a shower and if you like to regularly rub yourself with a body lotion. A body lotion with a color!

    Tan spray is ideal for your face and décolleté. A spray is easy to distribute on your body, provided you keep moving the spray. If you keep spraying in one place for too long, you will get spots, so it is best to distribute the spray on your body in circular movements. You cannot use a spray if you hold it upside down to do your legs or your back, for example.

    Each variant has advantages, in the end it is up to you which one you like best. There are plenty of ladies who use mousse for the whole body and face. See what you like best, and what fits best in your daily rituals. Ultimately, that is the variant that suits you best!

    We also always recommend reading the descriptions on the packaging, they may have good tips.

     

    How do these self-tanning body lotions work?

    Body lotions, everyone has at least one in the bathroom cabinet, nowadays there are body lotions with a color in between. You may have already used it a number of times, but how does it actually work? And what is the difference with a 'normal' self-tanner? A self-tanning body lotion gives your skin a beautiful, subtle sunny tone and cares at the same time! You have two products in one and that is ideal and time-saving! It is often the case that a body lotion with a tint is often less strong than a pure self-tanner. You can of course build this up by using it every day. A body lotion with a color is also used as a daily maintenance of a self-tanner that is used about once a week.

    The tanning substance that is added to the body lotion is called DHA or dihydroxyacetone. This ingredient is an artificial sugar that discolors your skin. As soon as you apply it, the ingredient DHA is active for six hours, which means that it takes about six hours before you see a tan on your body.

     

    How do you get tanning off your hands?

    Brown hands, especially the insides of your hands and between your fingers. The sign that you use self-tanner, and of course we prefer not to have that. It doesn't look real. If you use self-tanner you normally wash your hands, but you forgot it once! Not so handy! Might happen once, but getting it off is a priority anyway. Walking around with orange hands isn't very popular, right. Below are tips on what you can do to get your hands clean again!

    You do of course scrub before applying self-tanner, but you can also scrub your hands clean afterwards! Apply some extra cream and you're done!

    Baking soda is a commonly used remedy in many households. This product is also ideal for removing the self-tanner on your hands. You actually make it into a kind of scrub, you mix some baking soda (baking powder) and water and your palms become crystal clear again !

    Lemon juice is an ideal remedy for getting your palms back to normal. If you don't have lemons lying around, you can also use lemon juice from the well-known yellow bottle. Leave the lemon juice on for about 3 minutes and then rinse it off with just water and voila. Be careful if you have wounds, the lemon juice bites!

    Baby oil is an ideal and inexpensive way to remove self-tanning cream from your hands. Take a little baby oil and mix it with water and then rub your hands with it. Let the mixture soak in your hands for a few minutes and rinse with water. Wonderfully soft AND clean hands!

    Nail polish remover is often used as a last resort. Logical of course, because it is an aggressive agent and your skin dries out enormously. We're not even talking about the smell that comes from it. Therefore, it is recommended that IF you use it, only apply it to the blemishes that are left on your hands and once you are done, lubricate your hands with a cream.

    Taking a warm bath is not only wonderful, it is also effective for soaking off your tan. Use an exfoliating mitt to remove the orange spots, then buff with a rough towel using circular motions. The stain is immediately a lot less or in the worst case your orange color has almost disappeared ;) After about 15 minutes you put a dash of bath oil or olive oil in it, this ensures that the self-tanner does not penetrate your skin but on your skin stays put.

    Self-tan remover is of course also ideal to use. Logically, it was specially developed for it. It costs more than the above tips, but it is certainly effective.

    As we mentioned above as a tip to use olive oil or bath oil in the bath, or baby coconut oil is also possible, you can also rub yourself with it. Then you lie down in a warm bath. The combination of hot water and oil ensures that the fake tan on your skin is broken down. In other words, you lose your orange color or your brown color!

     

    How can I apply self-tanner?

    You naturally want to prevent stains when you apply your self tanner, but in which steps can you best apply your self tan? We have explained that exactly for you below:

    Face:Before applying the self-tanner, it is important to gently exfoliate your face first. Once you've done that, apply the self-tanner over your face in circular motions. Don't forget your neck, décolleté and behind your ears. To ensure that the self tan does not get into your eyebrows, you can put Vaseline on it. You can apply the self tan with, for example, a brush, for an even result.

    Body: Whenapplying self-tanner over your body, it is also important to shave your legs in addition to exfoliating. You start by applying the self-tanner to your feet and then slowly work your way up. Finally, do your arms and hands. Make sure you apply the self tan in circular motions with a tanning mit to prevent smudging and staining.

     

    How long should self-tanner work for best results?

    The processing time of a tanning cream depends on which product you use. With one self-tanner you can already see results after an hour, while another self-tanner colors nicely, evenly after about six to eight hours. Sometimes a self-tanner may not work, but this is very rare. This is because a specific amino acid is absent from your skin. Ten to fifteen percent of people suffer from this. The next question goes further into why a self-tanner might not work.

    That is why we always recommend that you first read the label of the self-tanner that you have at home. We provide a lot of information here, so that you can make an informed choice with the correct information. However, of course we do not know everything, and it is always good to take a look and do your own research.

    In any case, it is recommended that you apply a self-tanner in the evening and let it soak in well. Do you want the tan spray to be absorbed into your skin faster? Then it is advisable to use a hair dryer and set it on a lukewarm setting. The self-tanner absorbs into your skin faster. This shortens the time, always check whether the self-tanner is well absorbed before putting on your clothes. If it is still a little damp, you will get streaks or stains when you put your clothes on too early.

     

    Self-tanner does not work well, how is this possible?

    Sometimes it may be that the self-tanner you have used does not give the beautiful beautiful complexion as promised. The result is not as it should be. How exactly is this possible? There can be several reasons for this, we have listed them for you. Read on quick!

    • Before using the self-tanner, you forgot to depilate your legs. As a result, the tan cannot penetrate your skin properly.
    • Before you started working on the tan, you forgot to scrub or exfoliate your body. As a result, all dead skin cells that are loose on your skin are not properly removed, so the tanning body lotion has not started to adhere to your skin.
    • You have depilated and scrubbed your skin, but you have not done this at least 24 hours in advance. As a result, product residues have unconsciously been left behind, which now affects the color.
    • Before using the tan, you did not shake the bottle well. The contents of the bottle have now started to separate, i.e. the ingredients are not mixed well, which can affect the complexion.
    • Before you have applied the self-tanner to your skin, you have first been fanatical with a body lotion or a shower cream or a body butter. Now your skin is too oily and won't take the self-tanner.
    • After you rub yourself in with the tan mousse, you didn't wait long enough before taking a shower. As a result, a part was washed away.
    • Before you took a lovely dip in the pool or the sea, the self-tanner has not yet fully worked into your skin.
    • Before the self-tanner has completely absorbed into your skin, you have already started exercising. This made you sweat and also because of this part of the mousse has disappeared.
    • Your skin may not respond to a self-tanner, which we discussed in the previous question.

     

    Do I need to prepare my body before using self-tanner?

    If you want to avoid stains or a bad result, it is absolutely important that you prepare your body well. Below you will find the most important tips before you start having fun with your favorite tan mousse, body lotion or spray.

    1. Before you start with a self-tanner, it is extremely important that you exfoliate your skin first. Preferably at least 24 hours in advance. By exfoliating you remove dead skin cells, so that the selftan is better absorbed by your skin. It is advisable to exfoliate your joints extra thoroughly, because there are more calluses here.
    2. Before you apply a self-tanner, it is important that your skin is clean. It is then recommended to use a glove that has been specially developed for this. A Tanning Mitt ensures that you distribute the product evenly over your skin, preventing streaks, spots and other rarities. Not only that, you also prevent stained hands. When you use the glove you make circular movements over your body. Then let the self-tanner soak into your skin before putting on your clothes, otherwise you will still get streaks. Just let that be what you want to avoid.

    Do you want more tips so that you can apply your self-tanner carefree to your skin with the most beautiful result? Then we recommend that you read our article " 14 valuable tools to make self-tanning a success the first time! ".

     

    Can I mix a self-tanner with a body lotion?

    A frequently asked question, whether you can apply a self-tanner with a body lotion. This can be because you want to create a subtle tan or because you want your skin to be extra cared for. The reasons can be different, but we all want to know the same thing. Is this possible? The answer to that is YES! You can easily mix a self-tanner with a body lotion, you actually just dilute your self-tanner with this. This makes the tan less intense and you get a beautiful subtle color on your skin. You add a few drops of your self-tanner to a moisturizing lotion and mix them well. Of course you want an even result! Then apply the combination as a normal care cream.

    It is also important to properly prepare your skin with this method of application. In other words, first have a good hair removal and your body has been scrubbed well. Although you want to create a subtle tan, you obviously want to get it done the right way. You want a beautiful, even result! Didn't it all go well? No problem, we also give you all tips above how to solve this!

    Are you still looking for a 100% safe body lotion that does not contain carcinogenic ingredients, endocrine disruptors or other harmful ingredients? Then you end up with the body creams from Attitude. Below one of the most popular, also intensely nourishing:

    Super Leaves Body Cream Nourishing Olive Leaves

    Check the page for in-depth information about this special and effective Body Cream.

     

    Do I need gloves for applying tanning creams?

    Although many seasoned ladies and gentlemen do not use gloves, this can bring benefits. Especially because the glove makes application easier to create an even look. This makes it especially recommended for beginners to do this. Another advantage of using gloves is that your hands do not discolour. However, it is always advisable to wash your hands after using a self-tanner, even if you use a glove. Little effort, great convenience. If you use self-tanning wipes, it is also advisable to clean yourself well. However, if you use a self-tanning spray, it goes without saying that you do not use gloves. You apply the spray to your skin with circular movements.

     

    Do self-tanners also protect against the sun's rays?

    Self-tanners do not contain ingredients that protect your skin against excessive exposure during beach days, for example. If you wish, it is advisable to use a separate sunscreen. Even once you have that beautiful shade, it does not mean that you are suddenly protected against the sun. We do sell safe and affordable sunscreen, which you can find on the Sunburn page. Here you will find in-depth information about sunscreens.

     

    Is there a self-tanner that doesn't smell bad?

    Self-tanners and a familiar scent, it really seems to belong together. Is there a way to prevent that familiar and especially foul smell? You can't just do that 123, why not? It is the chemical exact of DHA with the amino acids that you smell and recognize from thousands! Let that be exactly what you need to get a tan, removing this process is the same as taking a fat-soluble vitamin without eating fats. In any case, there is much to do about it. Of course, they look at how they can disguise this process and especially the smell that arises by adding perfume. Unfortunately, this does not always work, and you should also want this. Of course you can also go under a sunbed or in the sun, those are actually the only two options that do not cause this smell.

    Perhaps focus on something else and mainly accept that this is the way it is. Of course you can always look for a variant that doesn't bother you. However, if this continues, a self-tanner may not be for you.

     

    How do you get tan?

    Getting tanned can sometimes seem like a competition. Who turned brown the most in the past summer? Tanning can of course be done in different ways. Most people tan from the sun, of course. The sun is fantastic for our health, we also get tanned by the sun. This is our body's natural warning to remind us that we've been out in the sun for too long. However, we want to get really tanned and we will apply oil and stay in bed longer. You ignore your body's warnings, and the combination of sunbathing too long and applying all kinds of ointments.

    Then of course we have the self-tanner that you use at home. Although this was never the case in the past, read spots, orange and other scenes this is no longer the case. This has been developed in such a way that it looks like you have been lying in the sun, but then it comes from a tube / bottle.

     

    Which self-tanner is best for me?

    Which self-tanner suits you is something that only you can determine yourself. What is your daily routine, what do you like, what price do you want to spend on it and especially how often do you want to use it? One thing is clear: as a beginner it is advisable to start with a mousse. This is easy to lubricate and to distribute, the risk of creating stains is very small. In reality, the quickest to go to a body lotion with a tan, because it is simply the cheapest and available in the supermarkets.

     

    When should I start using a self-tanner?

    When you start with a self-tanner, immediately! No, we understand your question. Suppose you have a party on the weekend, do you have to start a few days in advance? Or do you not have to think about it at all and can you do it on the same day? This depends entirely on what kind of self-tanner you use or plan to use. If you want to use instant self-tanner, you can even apply it the same day, the evening before is more advisable. The possible smell that is on it is a lot less the next day, and you can of course still shower in the morning. If you have a self-tanner that is better known as 'gradual bronzers', you need a few days. These self-tanners let you tan gradually and because of this you need time. It is also wise to check how long the self-tanner in question remains on your skin.

     

    Where can I ask my question about self-tanners?

    After reading the above information about tanning, are you not quite sure which variant is the right choice? Which can! Ask your burning question to our team via [email protected] or call our customer service during office hours. We are happy to help you so that you are further guided in the right direction :)