Avon’s At –Home Sunless Tanning –Achieving The Best Tan At Home
With Skin So Soft Satin Glow
What a pleasant surprise! I’m sure you’ve heard of or tried Avon’s infamous Skin So Soft products line; but did you know that Avon has finally released sunless tanning products that are pleasant smelling, silkening and very effective for achieving a high-quality, streak free, at sunless tan?
I’ve used self-tanning creams and gels for many years. As white as I am (I have Irish, English and Mediterranean heritage), it’s best for me to limit my sun exposure. I am very white during the winter but tan pretty easily once I’m exposed to the sun or UV rays in a tanning bed. My skin rarely burns, but that may be because I usually apply sunscreen.
Regarding at-home sunless tanning lotions and gels, I’ve used many products in the past but really dislike the after-scent most sunless tanning lotions leave behind. It reminds me of waffles! Don’t get me wrong, I love waffles, but I hate smelling like one. I was very happy to discover that my beloved Avon Skin So Soft brand has finally come out with a self-tanner line of products! Oh my gosh – they smell so good! Very floral and clean smelling! I couldn’t wait to try it on. Not only is the scent terrific, but the fact that it’s Skin So Soft tells me a lot about the quality of the lotion.
Skin So Soft is well known for leaving your skin feeling silky smooth and highly moisturized but not greasy. Best of all, the color these self-tanners leave behind doesn’t streak, tans quickly and the color is very believable.
The Skin So Soft tanning line comes in 4 types: Absolute Glow Gel, Body Scrub, Flawless Legs Creamy Lotion and the Daily Body Moisturizer. I purchased all 4 because I know I’ll continue this skin regimen year-round. I am especially excited about the Flawless Legs Creamy Lotion because it not only tans your skin, but also reduces the appearance of imperfections to make my legs instantly radiant. Those leg blemishes and unsighly veins seem to go away.
When applying, remove your jewelry, take a bath or shower (bath is ideal) and scrub down your skin with a washcloth and the Body Scrub. Pay special attention to scrubbing the skin on your knees and elbows. Be sure to shave your legs as well. When you’re finished, dry your skin thoroughly and keep your hair up in a towel. This will expose your face nicely and keep your hair from dripping on your skin.
I purchased the formula for medium skin tones, even though I’m more fair. I tan pretty well so I’m comfortable with a darker color.
Squirt the self-tanner into the palm of your hand and apply the lotion all over. I start with one leg at a time. Rub it into your skin but just enough to get it to disappear. Don’t rub excessively as you may create a white spot. Apply it only lightly to your ankles, toes, knees and elbows so the color won’t be too dark in these areas. Generously apply this lovely scented, silky smooth lotion all over and when you’re done, wash your hands thoroughly and around your nails as well. Wait about 5 minutes to allow your skin to absorb the self tanning lotion. Get dressed in loose, dark clothing and you’re done! And, what’s best is you smell GREAT!
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8 Steps To Perfect Home Tanning
1. EXFOLIATE right before applying your home tanning lotions and gels. Also, to regularly to avoid build up, soak in a tub for 20 mins and apply an exfoliating scrub with a washcloth at least twice a week.
2. WAX or SHAVE before tanning. Ideally, it’s best to do it more than 24 hours before your tan.
3. MOISTURIZE. Once your skin is exfoliated and free of dead, dry skin, apply a quality moisturizer all over, especially to elbows, knees, ankles. Moisturizing will help your tanner spread evenly and will not appear streaky or patchy.
4. WASH PALMS – try using latex gloves when applying to avoid tanning the inside of your palms.
5. COVER ALL OVER. Cover every part of your body when applying the sunless tanning products. It is completely ok to cover the same area twice. Do not worry about if the tanning lotion will be streaky of patchy if you double up. That only happens if you miss spots.
6. DON’T RUB. Gently smoothing your bronzer tanning lotion is good enough. Rubbing too much can make the finish uneven.
7. LOOSE FITTING DARK CLOTHES. After applying your at home, sunless tanning lotion, put on dark clothing and avoid tight-fitting underwear. Anything that’s pressing on the skin may make the results a bit patchy.
8. ODORLESS OR LOW ODOR: Most tanning lotions have an usual odor that can be annoying or offensive. Choose a product that is known for it’s pleasant scent. Here is a reasonably price, low odor sunless tanning lotion that is very effective.
Skin Cancer and Tanning Facts:
Our skin is our largest organ and I believe we really take it for granted.
Melanoma is the most aggressive of all skin cancer types and while only 5% of people diagnosed with skin cancer get Melanoma, it is responsible for nearly 100% of skin cancer deaths. (approx. 8000 per year).
Inside workers who get intermittent exposure to the sun actually have a higher incidence of skin cancer than outside workers who are exposed to sunlight regularly. In addition, most skin cancers appear on parts of the body which get little sun exposure. Therefore, it is difficult for researchers to determine if sun exposure is largely and directly responsible for cancer development.
For example, although it is possible for anyone to get skin cancer, people of color typically get skin lesions in the palms of their hands and the soles of their feet where their skin has the least amount of melanin. The focus, therefore, seems to be more on genetics and where your skin is the fairest.
Basal cell carcinoma is more common to Latinos and Asians, Squamous cell carcinoma is more common to Blacks and Indians and Acral Lentiginous Melanoma is more common to White/Lightest skin types.
Other risk factors are also associated with melanoma, such as a family history, skin type and having a large number of sizable moles on the body. Like nonmelanoma skin cancer, melanoma can arise on any area of the body, regardless of whether or not a sunburn occurred in that location.
Skincancer.org says that the sun exposure pattern believed to result in melanoma is that of brief, intense exposure – a blistering sunburn – rather than years of tanning.
Either way, it is important to balance your tanning regimen. A little exposure to the sun does have it’s benefits, plus an occasional visit to the tanning salon is a good way to get started. Then, maintain the base tan with sunless tanning lotions that you can safely use at home. Never overdo it. Be smart.
Check your body monthly for unusually appearing or growing moles. And,when you’re checking your body for skin cancer moles, please check your scalp, too.