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How to Pick the Right Self-Tanner For You

3 Tips For Choosing Your Perfect Self-Tanner

Spring is in full bloom, and that means one of many things: it's self-tanner time. The problem, though, is the actual process of selecting the right product to get the job done, and that's why esthetician Sinead Norenius (and founder of self-tanning line Beautisol) is here to help. She's worked with celebrities like Natasha Bedingfield and Bethenny Frankel, and now she has a few tips on how we can get the perfect shade at home. To see more, just keep reading.

  • Use a dye color: So that you can see exactly where you're applying your self-tanner, Norenius recommends using a product that has a dye color to it. This way, you'll know right away what areas you've missed and which ones you've already completely covered.
  • Go green-gray: To avoid looking artificially orange or yellow, chose a dye color that has a more olive, green-gray tone to it. You'll get more natural-looking results instead of the dreaded Oompa-Loompa effect.
  • Try a lotion: "The other thing I generally recommend is to test a lotion product first, versus a spray or a mousse," Norenius says. "Because with a lotion, you have more time to work it into your skin, so it's a little bit more forgiving," she adds.
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snorenius snorenius 5 years
Thanks, Jaime!  And yes, you are correct!  @Beautisol products have a green tint to them so the green cancels out yellow or orange undertones giving a gorgeous natural looking BROWN tan!  : ) Just what everyone wants!  
Jaime-Richards Jaime-Richards 6 years
Thanks, STQ!!
Jaime-Richards Jaime-Richards 6 years
I will look into it, myhousemd!
myhousemd myhousemd 6 years
What ingredients or products have the green-gray tint?
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