Today’s natural-based, sunless tanning cremes
give skin a healthy golden glow.
“When shopping for a sunless tanner look for professional products containing natural ingredients, such as soybean oils,” says Eddie Hill, public relations manager for California Sun Laboratories in Chatsworth, California. “Soybean-based products do not streak or smear when applied‹they mix with the body’s natural chemistry to bring melanin to the skin’s surface, producing a tan.”
Before applying your sunless tanner, thoroughly cleanse and exfoliate your skin to eliminate dead skin cells. Apply a thin, even layer of product to the desired areas, and massage thoroughly into the skin.
“The effects of sunless tanners generally last three to four days, so to maintain a golden tan, apply the product daily,” Hill says. “Also be sure to hydrate skin with a professional moisturizer, specially formulated to help lock in color.”