Having a gorgeous tan is quite a compliment to your body. With the color accentuating the shape and giving your body the contouring that your normal skin color misses out, who doesn’t want a tan? If you’re a bigger, it’s not surprising to get the jitters when embarking on an adventure to getting a tan.
There’s a lot to keep in mind when getting a tan and at times, we can get overwhelmed by it. Though we can control various circumstances, there are some side-effects that you can veer away from.
To name a few, here are some embarrassing experiences you wouldn’t want to experience:
- Earning a fair share of sun spots. These are areas wherein the concentration of the UV or sun was a little too much thus making it darker than you’d intended.
- If you’re keen on getting your tan through the sun, try to avoid a prolonged exposure lest you’d experience sun poisoning. Now this isn’t any poisoning but rather a really nasty sunburn. It’s characterized as blister-like patches accompanied by acute pain and sometimes a bad headache.
- Going too dark on your first try. If you’re a little new with the tanning business, it’s best to ask for some tips about tanning. There are cases where you end up being too bronze for your liking. While the tan does lighten up in time, try to be more keen on the shade of tan you want to achieve.
- Getting your clothes and bed sheets stained. There’s a technique in avoiding this. For one, make sure your tan has set through your skin and you don’t shower right away. The key here is proper timing. Don’t touch your tanned skin after applying self tanner. Instead, watch for the time to make sure you’ve waited enough.
Having these kinds of mishaps can be disheartening when it comes to tanning but there’s one way to go around that. You can make use of self-tanners which doesn’t need you to soak up on UV rays to earn a tan. In fact, due to the manageability of a self-tanner, you can apply an even tan without worrying about the shade or earning sunburns.