Beauty

Self-tanning: how to apply it?

For optimal effectiveness of the self-tanner, it is important to observe certain hygiene rules when applying it.

The application of the self-tanner: instructions for use

> First of all, your skin must be rid of its "dead" cells, both on the face and on the body. Thus, the coloring will be perfectly homogeneous. You can do this effectively with a scrub. Please use products adapted to your skin type (oily, dry, mixed) especially for your face.

> Your skin must be perfectly clean and dry . Apply your day care and your usual moisturizer and wait until it has penetrated before applying the self-tanner.

> You can now apply it. Be careful not to put too much (and conversely, not enough). Spread the product evenly starting preferably at the ends, going up from the feet towards the belly and hands towards the shoulders.

> Do not be too "generous" on the elbows and knees : these areas of folds are usually dry, the self-tanner will therefore tend to react harder, and therefore, to darken.

> Make sure you do not forget any area to avoid unsightly demarcation: ears, ankles, feet, neck, neck, back, hands. Use a moistened cotton pad to fade the product at the base of the eyebrows and hair.

> If necessary, renew the application to arrive at the desired shade.

> You just have to wait until the tanning device dries. In general, it takes 15 to 20 minutes for the product to penetrate the skin perfectly. Avoid getting dressed before the end of total drying, you may leave marks on your clothes.

> Wash your hands with soap after application, with emphasis on the palms and under the nails.

Did you know ?

17 Skin Info

Our skin is not just the outer skin of our body, it is a complex and versatile weave. For you, we have gathered the most important information to know about the skin.

17 Skin Info

The skin is a very important tissue of the human body. If it were spread on the ground, it would cover an area of 1.5 to 2 m² (in adults).

17 Skin Info

The skin represents about 15 to 20% of our body weight. For a person who weighs 75 kg, this amounts to a weight of almost 14 kg.

17 Skin Info

The skin has on average 6 million cells, 15 sebaceous glands and 100 sweat glands per cm².

17 Skin Info

The skin is responsible for our unique appearance and performs multiple functions . It protects us for example cold, heat or chemicals, ...

17 Skin Info

. she perceives contacts , pains and temperatures .

17 Skin Info

. and it ensures that the body does not lose too much liquid . At the same time, the skin allows a well-dosed liquid loss to cool off from the outside when necessary.

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In total, the skin includes 3 layers in total: epidermis, dermis and hypodermis . Each layer has very different functions.

17 Skin Info

The upper layer, the epidermis, protects us mainly from heat, cold and chemicals . It is covered with very many bacteria that live on the surface of the epidermis.

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The epidermis is particularly thick on the hands and feet where its diameter can reach up to 2 mm . The average thickness of the epidermis is 0.05 mm.

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The cells of the epidermis multiply at such a speed that the complete epidermis is completely renewed in the space of only one month . The body loses each day between 10 and 15 grams of dead cells.

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Below the epidermis is the dermis : it consists of a very dense network of collagen fibers that give the skin its elasticity and deformability, as well as its resistance to tearing .

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In the dermis are blood and lymphatic vessels, nerves, cells of the immune system, hair roots, multiple skin glands and pressure receptors (for the sense of touch).

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When it is cold, the small blood vessels of the dermis "tighten", when it is hot they widen. This also has an impact on the color of the skin .

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The layer below the dermis, the hypodermis, consists mainly of fat and connective tissue. The grease serves as a reservoir of energy and thermal insulator .

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The hypodermis allows the mobility of the skin and connects it to the underlying structures.

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On the hands and especially the feet, the fat of the hypodermis also serves as a " mattress " to protect the bones and tendons that it covers.

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> Use sunscreen well
> UV cabins: what you need to know
> Sunburn: emergency gestures
> Sun and skin: all about melanin, UV & Co.

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