Everyone wants that perfect, sun-kissed glow without having to wait around in the hot summer sun. But with so many different tanning lotions on the market (including green based tan products), it can be difficult to know which one is best for you. To help make your search a little easier, here’s a guide to choosing the right shade of tanning lotion for your skin type.
First things first – you want to find a lotion specifically designed for your skin type. If you have dry or sensitive skin, look for lotions formulated specifically for those needs. For oily or combination skin types, there are oil-free formulas available that won’t block pores or cause breakouts.
A good way to determine what kind of colour you should expect from a particular tanning lotion is to look at its base hue. Another important factor when picking out the right tanning lotion is understanding how quickly it will develop on your skin and how long it will last.
Most products will darken within four hours, but some may take up to eight hours depending on your individual body chemistry as well as factors like sweat and humidity levels in your area. As far as longevity goes, most tans last between 5-7 days if properly maintained (meaning no exfoliating until after the desired darkness has been achieved).
Fair Skin Types
If you have fair skin and are looking for a subtle tan, then it’s best to opt for an olive-based product with yellow undertones that will give you a light golden glow. You can also use gradual tanners if you prefer a more natural looking tan that builds over time. For fair skin types, we recommend avoiding dark tans altogether as they are likely to be too intense and overwhelming.
Medium Skin Types
If you have medium skin, then you can get away with medium tans as these tend to look more natural on this type of skin. For an even subtler glow, try using a gradual self-tanner that has medium coverage – this will help you achieve a beautiful golden brown glow without looking too orange or unnatural.
Dark Skin Types
For those with dark skin tones, bronzed and golden shades typically look best. However, if you want something even darker than what is available in store-bought tans, then we recommend trying out a professional spray tan service instead. Professional spray tans are tailored specifically to your individual needs and preferences, so they are likely to give you the most natural looking results possible. Just be sure to follow any instructions given by the technician when getting your spray tan done!
With so many different options available when it comes to tanning lotions, finding the right one can be tricky – but it doesn’t have to be!
By following this guide and taking into account factors such as your own individual complexion and desired level of darkness, you can easily pick out a product that works best for you and get ready to show off that beautiful bronze glow this summer!