No Sun? No Sweat. No Fun? Think Again.

We’ve all been there. Tired of sunburns, risky tanning beds, and unsatisfactory results from less-than-ideal methods of achieving that ideal glow, many people wonder how they will maintain their wonderful tan without the use of conventional methods. Sunless tanning products more than just “do the trick”. They get you the results that you’re looking for, without the exposure of damaging sun rays or traditional UV tanning methods. Skip the headache, ditch the stress, and slip into stylish, satisfying skin that you’ll be eager to show off, any time of year. 

How Do Sunless Tanning Products Work?

First and foremost, sunless tanning (or self-tanners) exists to give you a tanned, golden glow without compromising your safety or damaging your skin. Often sold as topical lotions, creams, or sprays that are applied directly to the skin, these products mimic the appearance of a naturally garnered tan by utilizing the color additive dihydroxyacetone (DHA). This unique additive darkens the skin by reacting with dead cells in the surface layer of your skin, providing you with a golden glow without damaging your body. 

Approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for external application to the skin, the DHA found in sunless tanning products are highly effective, and efficiently mimic the tone of the sun-kissed skin that you may be used to having during the summer months. By eliminating the need for UV techniques that are proven to cause harm over extended periods of time, this near-natural method of achieving a natural tan is simple, satisfying, and as stylish as they come. Simply follow the instructions on your aerosol or lotion bottle for application, while avoiding sensitive areas and orifices on your body and/or face. Basically, apply to any area where you feel needs a little bronzing. It’s that easy!

How to Apply Sunless Tanning Lotions

  • Exfoliate Prior to Application. Use a textured washcloth or exfoliating product to remove excess dead skin cells on the areas where you want to apply the product. Areas with thicker skin such as your knees, elbows, and ankles may require additional attention, as these areas are typically a little more rugged and resilient than the rest of your body. Make sure that you have thoroughly exfoliated to ensure a comprehensive application of the tanning lotion and satisfactory results. Dry your skin, and get ready for the fun part. 
  • Apply in Sections. Massage the product into your skin in small, circular motions. If using an aerosol, simply apply to the desired area, and rub in with your hands. The sunless tanner should be applied to your body in sections – legs, arms, and torso should all be done separately to ensure equal application. Wash your hands with soap and water after each section is completed to prevent palm discoloration. Finally, the topical should be applied in a way that extends it from your ankles to your feet, and from your wrists to your hands. You don’t want to appear like you were hitting the tanning bed with gloves and socks on!
  • Wipe Joint Areas. Avoid uneven distribution of the sunless tanning product by gently rubbing knees, elbows, and ankles with a damp towel or simply apply a small amount of lotion on top of the self-tanner. These areas tend to absorb more of sunless tanning topical lotions, so it is important for you to tend to them appropriately if you are searching for an evenly distributed color. 
  • Take Time to Dry. Wait at least 10 minutes before getting dressed to allow for the lotion to dry and settle into your skin. Wear loose clothing and try to avoid sweating.

Try to keep in mind that each product will have characteristics that slightly vary from one another. Some products instruct users to wait 4-5 hours before engaging in high motion activities, while others allow you to move freely immediately after application. Try to read the instructions on the various products to ensure that you have the highest likely chance of attaining your ideal golden glow. 

Whether you’re using sunless tanners to supplement the effects of sun-based tanning, or if you’re a first-timer looking to get your glow on without the use of UV lights, sunless tanning is for you. Producing a beautiful bronze finish has never been easier, safer, or more accessible, which means that achieving your ideal look is also easier than ever. As always, the products offered by Organic Bronze Bar are oriented to put your health and wellness before all else. What use is a beautiful tan if you’re paying for it with your health? Get back to the bronze you love and enjoy this pain-free, self-love in a can that you can apply without needing any special equipment or treatment. Get the glow that you deserve by trying out the always reliable sunless tanning products, and get your bronze on, all year round!