Spring 2012: Top Self-Tanning Products for Different Ages

by Pilar

We have gathered some information on some of the top self-tanning products according to your age. There are great products out there that can help us achieve the tan that we strive for without having to damage our skin too much under the sun!

 20s: It’s All About Your Legs – Clarins Delicious Self Tanning Cream

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rule #1 Always work tanner into your legs in a circular motion, since rubbing it up and down creates streaks. Try Clarins Delicious Self Tanning Cream, priced at approx. $40, which has a slightly chocolaty scent from cocoa extract in the formula.

 
30s: 30’s are the new 20’s – Dior Bronze Sun Powder Spray
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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As a busy career woman, you don’t have time to wait around for self-tanner to dry, so an aerosol bronzer gives the same effect without the wait. Mist your face, arms, and décolleté with Dior Bronze Sun Powder Spray at approx. $60. This product does not contain any tanner, so your newfound nutty color easily rinses away at the end of the day. Pick a slightly darker shade if you are concerned about discoloration.
 
 
 40s: Achieve a Flawless Complexion – Lancome Flash Bronzer Tinted Self-Tanning Face Lotion
 
 
 
 
 
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If you have fears about using a tanner, mix it with some moisturizer in your palms before applying. Remember that for the most natural look, don’t forget to use some on your jawline and neck as well. A good product is Lancôme Flash Bronzer Tinted Self-Tanning Face Lotion at $27: it is a shimmering product that’s bronze in color to achieve a healthy, tanned skin with a fresh glow.
 
  
 50s: Be Au Naturel & Build Color Over Time – Neutrogena Color Boosting Sunblock
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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At this age, try to avoid a darker tan look and strive for a soft tanned look which will make you look instantly fresh. To look for tanner that gives you a soft tan, you should find a tanning product with a low level of DHA (the most common tanning ingredient). You may use this product every day but try apply it on bony areas like knees and elbows every third day only. Try Neutrogena Color Boosting Sunblock SPF 30 at approx. $9.99, which boasts broad-spectrum  sunscreen. Since this is a product that builds color over time, then you
 
 
60s: Exfoliation is the Magic Word – Victoria’s Secret Bare Bronze Daily Glow Moisturizer
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Postmenopausal women often experience a loss of moisture in their skin, which can result in blotchy, uneven results when dry spots absorb too much sunless tanner. “The secret to an even tan is exfoliation. Prepare your skin with a loofah or scrub, paying special attention to tricky areas like knees and elbows. Then follow with a hydrating product that has just a touch of DHA, like Victoria’s Secret Bare Bronze Daily Glow Moisturizer at $16. If your skin is really parched, skip tanner altogether and opt for a cream bronzer like Yves Saint Laurent Voile de Soleil, at $38.
 
 
70+: Glow like a Goddess – Clinique Shimmering Tones Powder Quad
 
 
 
 
         
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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If you use products containing glycolic acid or a retinol in your routine, stay away from self-tanner. Pick a powder bronzer instead, which will allow you to layer color for a naturally sun-kissed look rather than a full-blown tan. Dust Clinique Shimmering Tones Powder Quad in Golden Bronze at $28.50 across cheekbones and forehead — places where the sun hits naturally.

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Le parfait skin May 18, 2013 at 3:00 am

Very great post. I just stumbled upon your blog
and wished to say that I have really enjoyed browsing your blog posts.
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Pilar May 18, 2013 at 5:58 pm

Thanks so much :-) Working on it.

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