Get Your Best Results from Sunless Tanning

The whole key to this is getting your skin as smooth as possible before applying the sunless tanner.

That means using a scrub everywhere, but especially knees, elbows, ankles, face, neck and chest.   Take about 10 minutes to do the scrub or go to a spa and have someone help you.

If you have brown  spots that get really brown with self tanner, then take a little alcohol on a Q-tip and rub the sunless tanning lotion off them right after you apply it.   If you’re getting a spray tan in a booth, you can also use a little vaseline on a Q-tip right on the spots before you get sprayed.  That way the brown spots won’t pick up the color from the spray tan and look too dark.

Dr. Brandith Irwin, MD

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