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Gone forever are the bad memories of orange skin, stained following an application of self-tanner. With their new formulas and proper application, you now get a natural-looking glowing tan!
Self tanners contain DHA or dihydroxyacetone. When the DHA comes into contact with the air and the skin, it reacts with keratins on the surface of the stratum corneum, that is to say, the dead cells. This reaction, known as the "Maillard reaction", causes coloration of the skin. The depth of color varies with the frequency of application and the concentration of DHA in the self tanner.
1/ The day before, exfoliate your whole body and face paying particular attention to rough areas such as knees and elbows. An essential step for getting an even result on
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2/ The essential step after exfoliation is moisturizing! Do not skimp on the amount and wrap yourself in a soft cream, rich in moisturizing agents. For your face, use a mask that you should leave on for between 5 and 10 minutes
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3/ It is now time to get started! On clean, dry skin, start with the lower body and progressively move up to your arms, using circular movements. A small amount per area is sufficient; do not empty half your tube on the 1st application and remember to spread the product properly without omitting any part of your body. Do the same for the face starting from the center outwards, without forgetting your neck, the back of your neck and your ears to avoid a mask effect.
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4/ Watch out for areas at risk! Equip yourself with a dry tissue to reduce excess product on your knees, elbows, eyebrows and hairline.
5/ Last but not least, if you want everyone to think you have just returned from a week in the Seychelles: wash your hands! Wash them twice focusing on your nails. You can then apply a little self tanner on the backs of hands using a cotton pad to obtain a natural result.
6/ Wait at least a quarter of an hour before getting dressed if you do not want to spoil this fine work and avoid light or tight clothing that could get stained. Do not drift off to sleep just afterwards either, as pillow marks on the cheek is really not a good look!