On A Budget? Get The Perfect Tan At Home

by Charlie Threlfall

Have you ever wanted to look like a bronzed goddess? Maybe you’re thinking about getting into modeling, or maybe you just want to feel confident without breaking the bank. If so, then I have good news for you! There are plenty of ways that you can get your hands on some great-looking tanned skin without burning through your budget. All it takes is some patience and dedication—and maybe a few helpful tips along the way!

Choose A Spray Tan, Rather Than A Lotion

Spray tans are a great option if you’re on a budget or just want to try out the process before committing to a lotion. Spray tans are faster and more convenient than lotions because they don’t need to be applied with a brush or sponge. They also produce better results overall since they’re not absorbed by the skin as much as lotions are.

Spray tanning is better for your skin than traditional self-tanners because it protects against UV rays that cause aging and dryness in the long run—which can lead to wrinkles and fine lines! Plus, there’s no need for greasy hands during application; this makes it easy for anyone who has sensitive skin (or no time) because all you have left after applying your tanner is taking off clothes!

Purchase A Self-tanning Product That Gives Users Plenty Of Control

Before you start, make sure the self-tanning product is designed for your skin type. A lot of people want to buy a product that’s easy to apply and dries quickly because they don’t want to wait forever before they can get back in their clothes. These are all things that will help ensure a good experience.

You should also look at reviews from other users who have purchased this specific brand of product before purchasing it yourself—this way, you’ll know what other people experienced with their purchase as well as whether or not there were any negative side effects that might affect your experience with it (for example: did it stain sheets? Did it smell weird?).

Exfoliate Your Skin Before Using The Tanner

There are two reasons for exfoliating before applying your tanner. First, it helps to remove dead skin cells and open up pores. The second reason is that it will help you achieve a more even, natural-looking tan!

Use a gentle exfoliator like Nivea Body Lotion Cleanser Exfoliating Body Scrub or Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser Foaming Face Wash to gently scrub away the top layer of your skin. This will remove dead cells and unclog pore-lining material so that they don’t block the penetration of our self-tanning products into our dermis (outer layer).

Wait three minutes after washing with these products before applying any self-tanners/face tanners because this allows time for all such chemicals to dry completely before using them again on top of what’s already there; otherwise they may transfer onto each other causing unevenness in coloration later down the road.

Apply The Tanner In Smooth Strokes

The key to getting the most out of your self-tanner is applying it in smooth, even strokes. If you apply too much at once, it can cause your skin to look streaky or uneven. Also, if you’re not careful about how much product gets onto your hands and feet when they’re wet (or sweaty), those areas will end up darker than other parts of your body.

So make sure that you apply the tanner evenly across all parts of yourself—face, neck, and décolletage; legs; arms; hands, and feet—before letting it dry completely into an even color.

Wait A Few Minutes

After applying the tanner, wait 30 minutes before getting dressed, and then wait as long as six hours before showering. This will give the tanner time to set and develop a deeper, more natural-looking color. If you can’t wait that long to shower, at least try to avoid getting your clothes wet, as this can cause the tanner to streak or rub off.

Make Sure You Wash Your Hands

If you want to make sure your palms don’t look dark, wash them with soap and water after applying the tanner. Then, use a washcloth to clean off any excess product from your hands.

To remove dead skin cells and calluses on other parts of your body, use a pumice stone or an exfoliating scrub—be sure not to get any on the palms of your hands!

Don’t use hand sanitizers; they contain alcohol that can damage the color of your tanner if it gets onto them (it’s also bad for the environment). Don’t use lotion either; this will prevent you from getting an even sunburned color all over!


Unfortunately, we all know that tanning is a pricey habit. But with a little bit of preparation and some common sense, you can save yourself some money. The next time you head to the tanning salon or even your local department store for a spray-on tan, think about what would drive you crazy and make sure that doesn’t happen while getting one!

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