Question: How do I get rid of tan lines from my legs?
Answer: Tan lines are a very common issue. Applying sunscreen unevenly or sitting out in the sun too long can cause discoloration. Luckily, there are some very easy ways to get rid of tan lines.
A self tanner is one of the best ways to even out those bothersome tan lines. Purchase a self tanner with application gloves and follow the instructions. There are some great products out there that can give you natural-looking color. Some awesome brands include St. Tropez and Clarins. You can even try some drug store brands such as Neutrogena’s MicroMist Airbrush Sunless Tan Spray and L’Oreal’s Sublime Bronze Self Tanning Mist. For the best results, it’s very important to exfoliate and scrub off dead skin cells before you apply the formula to your body. Self tanners usually last about a week and if you want a consistent tan, you should reapply the product every seven to ten days.
For another way to eliminate lines, get an airbrush tan. Airbrushing is a great way to even out any discoloration. This method blends the tan lines that show up in hard-to-reach places like the back area, which can be difficult to get to if you’re using self tanner at home! Another benefit of airbrush tans includes the wide variety of color choices. Shades range from light to super dark, which is ideal if you want a more specialized tan. As with self tanners, it’s best to exfoliate before you layer on the color. An airbrush tan usually lasts for five to ten days depending on how well you take care of it. Remember to moisturize after you take shower to keep your tan intact.
If you prefer not to use tanning products for a quick fix, let your tan lines fade away naturally. This is a much slower process, but eventually your color will even out.
If you want to take preventative measures, make sure to apply a sunscreen evenly to your body and avoid tan lines in the first place!