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How to Create a Tanned Look Naturally

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How to Create a Tanned Look Naturally

Add a Color to Your Skin Without Causing Damage

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I’ve never tried a tanning bed so I can’t really speak negatively of it, and it’s hard for my skin to tan without burning first, but over the years I’ve found some ways to keep some color to my skin so I don’t look so pale, blotchy or red.

Soak up the sunshine - This sounds like an obvious choice but spending some time outdoors is good for the skin, hair and spirit. I always make sure to use a high SPF sunscreen and I’m one who always has to wear a hat, but it feels good to feel the sun on my face just to bring a little color.

Use a self-tanner - Be careful how you use the tanner so you don’t end up orange. For me, I don’t rub a lot in; I mix just a tiny bit in with my normal body lotion and sometimes with my moisturizer.

Wear the right colors - Some colors just aren’t made for me. Red can make me look splotchy unless it’s a deep burgundy. And, yellows make me look washed out. Because my skin stays on the paler side, I try to wear warmer shades. It may not make me look tanner necessarily, but it at least keeps me from looking like a ghost.

Keep hydrated and moisturize your skin! It automatically makes your skin look more healthy and glowing. I try to eat organically and drink lots of water!

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Don't forget gloves! I made the mistake not to wear gloves and on top of that I didn't wash my hands right after. It was a fun orange hands experience lol! This comment has been removed.
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