How much is “too much” in self-tanning?

spray tanned womanAs we approach the summer season and thoughts of laying on the beach come to mind, I’m sure many women are thinking that they’re going to look a dreadful shade of white for the first few days on the beach.

Hence, of course, the rising number of tanning salons around these days. However, the problem with them is that they can be quite expensive and there’s the cancer risk as well from the high intensity tanning lamps. Thus, there’s a corresponding rise in the use of self-tanning products.

Whilst tanning salons basically speed up your natural tanning (albeit with more intense ultra-violet lamps), self-tanning is basically a dye. And, as with hair dyes, you can have a range from barely glowing through to “oompa loompa”. Sadly, it would appear that way too many women just don’t know how to use these products (and it’s nearly always women) and therefore end up with quite the quite ridiculous oompa loompa look.

Make sure you’re not one of the oompa loompas by testing the self-tanning product on a small proportion of your skin that’s not normally visible before you paste it on all over yourself.


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