Sunbathing to get a suntan is now known to be risky. Many more people are turning to the use of self tanning lotions to produce that healthy bronzed glow. Not all the commercial products are effective or produce a good result so be prepared to try a few before you get the results you want.
Friends and colleagues will go on about which products work for them, but it may not work on you. An inexpensive way to find out is to ask them if you can try a test patch with their product. Most products information sheets will tell you to carry out a skin patch test, to ensure you are not allergic to any of the ingredients.
Its best practice to test the product and wait 24 hours to see if you have a reaction. If the test spot resembles the color of an orange, remember it will look a lot brighter over a larger area of your body. You may want to think again before you go out and buy.
If you find the store bought products too expensive, why not try making your own. The internet is a great source for finding information and tips on how to make self tanning lotions. You can find out everything you need to know about making your own and how to use it to get the best results.
You can also download instructions and tips on how to moisturize and cleanse your skin for tanning. There is no ambiguity about the ingredients being used. You know that there are none of the potentially harmful ingredients that can occasionally be found in commercial products.
Herbal and natural self tanning lotions can be bought ready-made from the majority of Health Stores. They contain only natural ingredients from plants and herbs. These types of natural self tanning lotions are popular with individuals who have sensitive skin.