Tanning Lotion for a Healthy Winter Glow
The quickest way to get a healthy glow in winter is to use an instant tanning lotion. However, this should not be an excuse for neglecting your skin. If you also care for your skin by cleansing, toning, moisturising and exfoliating, your skin will glow even more. Even if you buy the most expensive instant tanning lotion on the market, if your skin is uncared for, the lotion will not smooth onto the skin. You will be left with streaks and blotches i.e. it will not look like a natural tan.
The great thing about an instant tanning lotion is it immediately adds colour to make you look healthier and thereby younger. The secret to a healthy winter glow is not to overdo it. Do not be tempted to use a lotion that is too dark. You really don’t have to look like you live in Essex or have just spent an year in the desert.
An instant glow by means of a tanning lotion has benefits. For example, there are lotions that include essential oils. These are added to invigorate and relax you. This is a fairly new trend being introduced by aroma therapists. A very obvious benefit is convenience. All you have to do is apply the lotion and perhaps carry the container in your handbag. You won’t encounter any spillage as long as you choose a container with a non-spill cap.
The more important benefits of instant tanning lotion is tone. Your face is usually always a shade or two darker than your body. A quick solution is to use a tinted moisturiser on your face and a tanning lotion on your body. Try to match your face and body as close as possible for a natural look.
A good tip is to add some of your regular body lotion to your instant tanning lotion to lighten the colour. If you do this all you will be left with is a rosy or honey glow depending on the tone you choose.
If you want your glow to look completely natural you must exfoliate your face and body. This frees your skin from any dead skin cells. A clean, smooth skin enables the instant tanning lotion to smooth on effortlessly. There will be no streaking and no blotching. Your skin will look healthy, glowing and the colour will look natural. If you really want to sparkle then consider a lotion containing a little glitter. The added glitter makes the skin shimmer. Many celebs are using this trick to glow with the softest colour in winter.
Think of your instant tanning lotion as part of your winter skin regime. Good quality lotions colour the skin but also provide moisture and protection against the elements.