Three things that you don't want to go flat: your tires, a glass of soda, and a self-tan. When it comes to the latter, this is in reference to that dreaded one-note look that people often get after applying a sunless tanning product. There are a few things you can do, however, to keep your faux tan looking glowy and multidimensional, as opposed to flat, muddy, and just plain boring. To find out how to bring new life to a self-tan, just keep reading.
Applying self-tanner is a great way to get a tan without the sun's harsh effects. But whereas the product can be a life-saver (literally), it also poses a conundrum, often marking its presence in the form of patchy, blotchy marks and streaks on the knees, elbows, fingers, and toes. "I always tell people, it's [self-tanner is] like makeup. You just have to practice a little bit," explains Sinead Norenius, a tanning expert and founder of Beautisol, an environmentally-conscious sun-care line. To see her advice on preventing tanning mishaps, just keep reading.