Self-tanning tips — the latest, the greatest right here

   February 27, 2013 7:20 am    1

 

tanningSo many products and so little time to figure out what you should use.

It won’t be long until spring break, and here are great secrets to your own home-spray-tan from Toni Brattin of www.tansecret.com. Brattin is the founder and owner of Toni Brattin & Co., Inc., a beauty and cosmetics company featured on Home Shopping Network (HSN) at one time.  

  • Spot-Test First – If you’re worried about a reaction on sensitive skin, test the product on a small area of skin.
  • Choose a foam – A consistency of mousse more easily spreads on the skin.
  • If you want a quick tan, make sure you choose one that says it is quick acting and dries quickly.
  • What smells  — check the active ingredients. Dihydroxyacetone and erythrulose are chemicals that have a distinct odors that smell days later. Not all tanners are created equal.
  • Be careful with sprays“Some of the tanning sprays are very apt to produce overspray which is then inhaled, and some people don’t react well to that,” said Brattin. She advises wearing  a mask or holding your breath. 
  • The spray can settle all over the room you’re in, so choose the garage or outdoors.
  •  Use gloves to prevent discoloration on your hands – “That’s why we provide gloves and an applicator wand with every bottle of Tan Secret® Instant Tanning Foam,” Brattin said. 

Toni Brattin is the founder and owner of Toni Brattin & Co., Inc., a beauty and cosmetics company based in the Oklahoma City, Okla., area.

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyle, Her Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is the mom of three, stepmom to three and step-grandmom to one.

 

 

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