A number of factors can dull the look of your skin.
For instance, cold winter weather can leave it looking less than desirable, as can the aging process which is when your skin gets naturally dryer and thinner.
However, this doesn’t mean that you have to grow content with unappealing skin that worsens with birthdays and the seasons…
As for things that can revitalize dull skin, self tanners now lead the list!
The Power of Color
If your skin is pale due to lack of sun or because it’s thinning, Bobbi Brown, founder of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics suggests that a little bit of color may help bring it back to life.
She also believes that you want to choose a light color to give you a tiny bit of glow that looks more natural.
Besides, by having a sun-kissed look even when it seems like ages since you last saw the sun, it can make you feel instantly better about yourself.
It gives you even greater self-confidence as you go about life and do all of the wonderful things that you normally do.
Of course, the key to using the power of color to your advantage is making sure you apply your self tanner correctly.
After all, we’ve all heard (or experienced) tales of self tanning disasters resulting in streaks or orange colored skin.
So, how do you apply self-tanners in a way that almost guarantees flawless results?
How to Apply Self-Tanner for the Best Skin Enhancing Results
Prior to rejuvenating your dull skin with a self-tanner, you want to exfoliate to get rid of any dead skin.
If your skin tends to be sensitive, choose products designed with that in mind or just stick to your normal cleanser and use a brush or washcloth so that you can control the level of abrasion on your skin.
Once your complexion is clearer and cleaner, apply a moisturizer to traditionally “difficult” areas like the hands, knees, elbows and feet.
Now your skin is ready to apply the self tanner.
Some basic guidelines to follow include starting with your head before moving on to your legs.
Your core should be next, followed by your arms, then your back.
For more detailed instructions on how to apply your self-tan so that it looks more natural, you should read our complete primer called, “How To Self Tan: The Best Way To Apply Self Tanning Products At Home“.
You can also use a touch of bronzer to further accentuate certain spots on your face—like your cheeks and forehead—to give the illusion of greater color and depth.
Cream blush helps as well, giving your skin a more vibrant look, adding a bit of shimmer if you want it to glow in softer, less revealing lights.
Dull skin doesn’t have to stay dull.
And self tanners are one of the best ways to ensure it doesn’t!