So besides dying my hair and getting colored contacts I'd also like to get a tan. I'm kinda trying to steer away from the whole nerd vibe I have going on right now, haha.
I heard Sun Labs was really good but I just wanted to see if anyone has any suggestions. Thank you!
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Good to know that you're staying out of the sun and have decided to go for a fake tan. Although it's healthy to get a small amount of sun each day (good for your bone health and mental health) sun damage is the main contributor for ageing skin.
Solarium's are worse, so avoid those. You are better off going out in the sun than going to a solarium.
Although I tan quite easily, I never go out in the sun without sunscreen on and usually try and stay in the shade. I have become quite pale because of this so I am a huge fan of fake tans.
The ones that I recommend are the ones that are moisturises with a small amount of fake tan in them. I personally use Dove Summer Glow. That way you can build up your tan to the level that you want and avoid looking like a carrot. You also get less streaks using them.
My tip for applying fake tan, whether it is the moisturiser type or a stronger type is to first slather yourself in a rich moisturiser like coco butter, let it sink in, then go have a shower and exfoliate all the rough, dead skin off. Then once you have dried off from your shower, apply the fake tan/moisturiser with tan in it, immediately. Give it about 5-10 minutes to dry before putting some loose clothing on and avoid wearing white for a couple hours!
If you are naturally pale, just start off with a light tan. Pale skin is very beautiful if it's taken care of but I understand how you can get sick of it. The tanning moisturiser is best for people with pale skin as it doesn't look fake, as long as you don't apply too much.
Fake tan is much better than sun baking and the quality of fake tans have improved a lot recently. I strongly recommend the tanning moisturisers that gradually build up a tan to the level that looks good on you, but you can even mix a fake tan cream with your own moisturiser to get the same effect, I have done this myself before.