Who doesn’t enjoy showing off a spectacular tanned even in winter? If you want to show off a perfect tan worthy of August while you are on your holidays in the snow, we are going to explain you how to achieve it.

How to get a realistic tanned easily

If you want to flaunt a tan that will be envy by everyone, we have the perfect solution for you. We all like to see each other suntanned no matter the time of the year. In winter, getting a natural tan is undoubtedly more complicated and that is why we present the self-tanners as the perfect solution to this problem.

There are 3 different types of self-tanners, and all of them assure us an impeccable tan that has the advantage that our skin will not suffer any damage since it does not have contact with the sun’s UV rays.

  • Self-tanning creams

With this product we will be able to stand out our tan as we apply it. To reach our desired point of brown we may have to apply it for a week or so and on a daily basis before going to the snow. We recommend you apply this product at night since it is in those hours when our skin assimilates the tanning better.

This type of self-tanner can be found as gel, wipes, creams, lotions and moisturizers.

  • Instant self-tanners

This type of self-tanner is applied in beauty centres and spas since it has to be applied using a sprayer that allows the self-tanner to penetrate our skin quickly, efficiently and immediately.

The effect of this bronzer does not last long, but for 5 to 10 days you can boast a tan that will seem totally natural. So, if you need to get an easy and quick tan and your ski vacation is not long, this self-tanner is perfect for you.

  • Tanning pills

If you decide to use this method to get your tan, it is necessary to take the pills every day for 20 days so that the skin gets a perfect tan. We recommend you not to use this method of tanning regularly, since an abuse of these pills can end up causing damage to our body.

Self-tanners as substitutes for sunscreens?

Self-tanners do not fulfil the function of sunscreens since their composition does not protect us from the sun’s ultraviolet rays. That is why it is very important to apply sunscreen if we are going to ski, since as you know, the chances of sunburn while skiing are very high.

Although it may seem that we cannot suffer burns since our skin shows a darker colour than usual thanks to the self-tanner, we must remember that our body has not increased its melanin levels because it has not been in contact with the sun. Therefore, if you are going to expose yourself to the sun, remember that sun tanners always have to go hand in hand with sunscreens so that our skin remains perfect and undamaged.

Perfect tan, show off in the snow

To apply the self-tanner in a correct and uniform way in order to avoid remaining marks we have to go through three different phases:

  • Before starting to apply the self-tanner

When we apply a self-tanner, it is clear that we want to prevent stains and marks from being applied. We can avoid this if, before starting with the application, we exfoliate our skin, it is advisable to use an oil-free product so that the impregnation of the bronzer is correct.

By exfoliating our skin, we manage to eliminate the dead cells of the body and at the same time we hydrated it. It is important to exfoliate with dedication the most rugged areas of our body since in these parts it is harder to get a correct impregnation.

So, before applying the product we must get an exfoliated and hydrated skin.

  • The application of the bronzer

Get the product in every part of our body can be complicated. That is why, if you feel that the application is not being uniform in all the parts, do not hesitate and ask for help.

When applying it, it is important to keep in mind that in rough areas such as the knees and elbows, we must apply a very small amount since the colour stands out in these parts of the body.

Another of the parts of our body that absorb the colour very quickly are the palms of the hands and fingers. For this reason, it is advisable to wash your hands during the application so that they do not look brown. And speaking of hands, it is important that you remember to apply the self-tanner on them too, but only on the reverse.

  • What to do once we have finished

You must keep in mind that depending on the self-tanner it may take longer to dry and be completely absorbed. Therefore, make sure that the drying has been total if you do not want your clothes to get dirty by the product.

Once you have finished, it is very possible that you will not notice any changes, but do not worry. The effects of the self-tanner take between 4 and 6 hours to appear. Also, remember that to get the tone that you are looking for, you will have to apply the product more than once throughout the body.

If you do not have time to apply the self-tanner throughout your body, do not worry, you will always have the option to apply it only in the visible areas and when you go skiing you will only have to put on your ski suit to cover the areas that are not tanned.

What do you think of this option that gives you the possibility to look tanned on the ski slopes?