Majority of us did not get a chance to enjoy summer and get that beautiful natural tan that we look forward to every year due to the Covid-19 restrictions. Our safety and health come first, so we will just have to tan at home and bask in our backyards this year. Spray tanning at home has been made easier so you can easily do it yourself, but getting your perfect tan shade can be a struggle. Here a few tips and tricks on how to find your perfect spray tan shade.

Consider your skin tone and undertone

When choosing your tan shade, you should pay attention to your natural skin tone and only go a shade or two shades darker. If you get a very dark colour, you will end up with that unflattering orange colour. If you have fair skin, a light golden tan colour will work best for you, but bronze tones are great for medium skin tones. For the dark-skinned women, spay tans with chocolate tones will help you even out the skin and add a natural glow.

Skin undertones are classified into three categories, cool, warm, and neutral. Cool undertones have a pink, red or bluish appearance. Warm undertones appear more yellow, and neutral undertones have a grey appearance. If you are having trouble identifying your undertone, check the colour of your veins. If they are green, your undertone is warm. If they are blue or purple, your undertone is cool and lastly, if your veins appear blue-green, your undertone is neutral.

Consider the seasons

To make your spray tan look as realistic as possible, you should use darker colours during summer, since you would naturally look more tanned in hotter months. In the colder months, steer away from dark tones and opt for something similar to your skin tone. During winter, the goal should be adding a natural glow and warmth to the skin, so soft and subtle golden tones will do the trick.

Check the DHA percentage

DHA is an active ingredient in sprays tans. The higher the DHA percentage, the deeper the colour. Spray tans with 6% DHA are on the lighter spectrum, while those with 15% and above are very dark.

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