5 Simple Steps to Flawless Self-Tanning

Get a flawless glow with this advice on using self-tannersBy Woman's Day Staff

A Better Bronze
The darker your skin tone, the less you'll notice lumps and bumps. Try this step-by-step guide to fake an even glow. Photo by Thinkstock.

1. Exfoliate.
Use a scrub to slough off dead skin cells so tanner won't adhere to dry patches.

2. Moisturize.
Put on your body lotion and let dry. To skip this step, opt for a moisturizer that gradually tans skin, like Jergens Natural Glow Foaming Daily Moisturizer. $8.99; Amazon.com

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3. Swipe on.

Apply the tanner as you would a moisturizer.

4. Skip knees and ankles.
Products travel up to an inch due to your skin's natural oils, so avoid these areas, which absorb and darken quickly.

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5. Wash hands.

A bronzed palm will give you away!

SOURCES:
Sheri Feldman, MD, Beverly Hills dermatologist. Kate McCarthy, glominerals national makeup artist. Ariel Ostad, MD, New York City dermatologist. Joshua Zeichner, MD, New York City dermatologist.

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