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Sun Care Trends

Enjoy the Best Sunless Tanner Experience

If you want to get a golden glow without damaging your skin, a sunless tan is the way to go. Due to the rising popularity of this method, it's quick and easy to do in the privacy of your own home. However, for best results, certain steps must be taken both before and after applying the tanner.

For example, try not to use any sun tanning lotion, makeup or body cream on the day you put on your chosen sunless tanning product. Some people often decide to exfoliate their skin, too, so that the color will be absorbed thoroughly. Try something such as a terrycloth bath sponge from Spa Sister. Just drop the included milk soap or your favorite alternative bar inside the sewn pocket and look forward to a luxurious lather that calms the mind and moisturizes the body.

Today's sunless tan options come in a wide variety of formulas, ranging from foaming mousse to rich, creamy blends. Some options, such as those from Xen-Tan are designed specifically for the face. Before getting started, be sure to read the label and follow all instructions carefully.

After applying the tanning formula, it’s essential to keep the skin as moisturized as possible. So, if you normally wear sun lotion when going outdoors, look for a selection that also includes ingredients to hydrate the skin. This should extend the life of your at-home tan.

Finally, remember that any lotions that give a sun-kissed glow normally last from 7 to 10 days. If you like the results of your first efforts, keep buying the same brand. Otherwise, embrace your daring side and mix things up a bit. Either way, by following the tips above you can enjoy hassle-free sunless tanning at home.

recent suntan lotions product reviews

Love it!
Love it! By Natalie2211 from Nashville, TN on 03/20/2014
Describe Shopping Style:Budget Buyer
What I Like:Creates Even Tan, Doesn't Clog Pores, Doesn't Streak, Easy to Use, Great Value, Not Greasy
What I Don't Like:Unpleasant Smell
Recommended Uses:Face
Weekly Hours Spent Outdoors:10 to 30
Comments about Body Drench Quick Tan Bronzing Spray Medium Dark, 170g/6.0oz:
I have used this tanner for over 2 years. It is easy to use and affordable. After washing my face and moisturizing I spray my face with this for color. I completely protect my face from the sun so naturally my face isn't as tan as my body. This product fixes that issue!

heavenly for all types of Burns
heavenly for all types of Burns By tender skin from Vancouver on 07/22/2013
Describe Shopping Style:Budget Buyer
What I Like:Absorbs Quickly, Effective, Goes On Smoothly, Great Smell, Great Value, Long-Lasting
What I Don't Like:Messy
Recommended Uses:After Sun, Bedtime
Weekly Hours Spent Outdoors:30 to 50
Comments about Banana Boat Sooth-A-Caine Aloe Vera Spray Gel, 236ml/8oz:
Whenever we get Burns we use this product. We have been working on an 8 Oz bottle for able 8 years now and still have some, it is amazing abs I sweat by it

Excellent Product & Service
Excellent Product & Service By Texas Gal from Dallas, Tx on 04/27/2013
Describe Shopping Style:Brand Buyer
What I Like:Effective, Absorbs Quickly, Doesn't Clog Pores, Great Value, Lightweight, Long-Lasting, Moisturizes Skin, Non-Comedogenic, Not Greasy, Sweatproof, UVA/UVB Protection, Waterproof
Recommended Uses:Beach, Casual Use, Daily Use, Sports, Swimming
Weekly Hours Spent Outdoors:30 to 50
Comments about Obagi Nu-Derm Healthy Skin Protection SPF 35, 90ml/3oz:
Very lightweight and stays on. Don't have to continue to apply. Use it daily.

Rich tan
Rich tan By HeatherBea from Houston Texas on 03/07/2013
Describe Shopping Style:Budget Buyer
What I Like:Absorbs Quickly, Creates Even Tan, Doesn't Streak
Recommended Uses:Body
Weekly Hours Spent Outdoors:Less Than 10
Comments about Body Drench Quick Tan Bronzing Spray Medium Dark, 170g/6.0oz:
After using several different spray ons, I found Body Drench to be the best.

a nice soothing rescue
a nice soothing rescue By colleenstyle from burlington on 02/24/2013
Comments about Clinique After Sun Rescue Balm with Aloe, 150ml/5oz:
I've used this in the past after having a day out in the sun and its so soothing, it helps alleviate the pain and effects of the sun

soothing
soothing By Colleen from burlington on 02/24/2013
Comments about Banana Boat Sooth-A-Caine Aloe Vera Spray Gel, 236ml/8oz:
I have such fair skin so any amount of overexposure to the sun burns my face this spray helped ease the pain and gave a soothing relaxation while I recovered

full protection from the sun
full protection from the sun By makeuplisa from hartford on 02/19/2013
Comments about Aveeno Active Naturals Continuous Protection Sunblock Lotion SPF 55, 84g/3oz:
my skin is very fair and I need heavy duty coverage when going to the beach- I just burn so quickly- this is my go to sunscreen because it offers full coverage and helps protect my skin

odd smell
odd smell By makeuplisa from hartford on 02/18/2013
Comments about Sex Symbol Aero Tan Instant Temporary Tanning Spray, 5.3 oz:
this had an odd smell and was too dark for me

not for me
not for me By makeuplisa from hartford on 02/17/2013
Comments about LOreal Body Expertise Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Perfector & Corrector, 8 x 2ml/0.06oz:
I guess I can't get away with a faux tanner, it just made me look orange. sadly I had to give it away

Great Product - SPF 35 Obagi
Great Product - SPF 35 Obagi By iPat from San Francisco, CA on 05/30/2012
Describe Shopping Style:Budget Buyer
What I Like:Effective, Absorbs Quickly, Doesn't Clog Pores, Long-Lasting, Moisturizes Skin, Non-Comedogenic, Not Greasy, UVA/UVB Protection
What I Don't Like:Expensive
Recommended Uses:Casual Use, Daily Use
Weekly Hours Spent Outdoors:10 to 30
Comments about Obagi Condition & Enhance Healthy Skin Protection SPF 35, 90ml/3oz (Step 6):
I put this on after my regular skin treatment as an extra layer of protection as my moisturizer contains only 15% SPF. I have not had any redness on my forehead since using it, although I still try to use a hat when outdoors to prevent getting more sun spots. I did forget to put it on my nose a few times and it did get red, so I'm sold. It is a pleasant cream containing 9% zinc oxide but has so much emollient moisture that it spreads well and feels great on with no break outs from the skin being clogged up. Strongly recommend this and I am now curious about trying more of the Obagi line.

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