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I'm new to fake tan and have a problem. If i shower, shave and put on fake tan, my legs go crispy. If I shower, shave and moisturise with my thicker than anything moisturiser and then fake tan it goes on blotchy. Is there a solution?
I don't shave until the following morning when I'm washing off my tan. I also don't moisturise before I put it on apart from my knee caps and elbows. Do you use a tanning mitt to apply it? Is it a proper fake tan you're using or a tanning body lotion? I find the latter always looks a little bit patchy on me. I use the st moriz tanning mousse and it looks like a real tan on me. Also, are you exfoliating like mad before you apply it and also when you rinse it off? I use an exfoliator scrub and a flannel to really rub my skin and get rid of any dry bits. Finally, don't have a bath or go swimming when you have fake tan on as it will make it fade really patchy. Showers are best and just dry yourself by dabbing with the towel instead of rubbing.
I have a problem no matter what type of tan I use, my knees go dark brown and it looks like I've knelt in mud. What do I need to do?! I Don't mousturise at all, is that where I'm going wrong? (Sorry for hijacking!)
Exfoliate your knees like crazy before you apply the tan and also apply a thin layer of body moisturiser to them just before to act as a barrier to the tan. Don't apply as much tan to your knees and elbows as you would to the rest of your legs and arms. Exfoliate the area like mad again when you wash it off
Thanks fluffy, I'd begun to wonder if it was the tanning lotion so this seals it. I've been moisturising for days now and skin is looking better and was about to fake tan again but I think you're right! Will try your suggestions.
I know it's not instant but I have palmers cocoa butter gradual tanner it's the only one that doesn't go weird when I put it on after the shower and shaving. And because it's a moisturiser it gets better every time.
It actually develops pretty quickly so if you just wanted something light if you put it on in the morning it would be good for the night.
I have really dry skin (sounds like yours OP) and I use tanning lotion at night after a shower (sienna x) and thick moisturiser in the morning after showering off the tanner. It's time consuming but it stops my skin falling off
My shins are so dry that they itch and can go scaly if I don't apply huge amounts of the nivea thick cream once or twice daily. My feet are hard to keep moisturised also. The combined effect of this and what I now know was the drying tanning lotion, was that my skin looked massively aged. I've not tanned for several days now and have been lotioning up to recover my skin. I've been researching gradual tanners and Loreal Sublime Bronze has been mentioned in many "10 of the best" lists as good for dry skin so I'm off to get some of that!
When tanning I tend to smother myself in moisturiser before showering, allowing that to soak in well. Then shave and exfoliate in the shower. Then just put a little moisturiser on before the tan on really dry areas to stop it sticking. I have quite dry shins and that usually works well for me.
well, the only one available in the only shop open today (I live in a small town!) that was also reliably included in top ten lists was the darker of the Garnier summerbody. I've put it on. It smells wonderful and is already showing some colour, which is great as I was wondering if I could top it up of a morning before work or if that would take hours. Thanks pps who clued me in to the drying effect of tanning agents! Now, as a new tanner, let's see how quickly I take this too far and go orange!
Yes, I get pale shins and pale upper outer arms and ive noticed that i have keratosis pilaris here so perhaps thats why or, the skin is thinner due to being buffed/shaved/waxed? I just give it another coat.