Why would you want to tan your underarms? If you want to make sure your skin color looks natural, you should even it out by tanning your underarms.
If you want to tan your underarms naturally, it’s best to do it outdoors on a sunny day. Lie down in a pool lounge, raise your arms up and let the sun shine its ultraviolet rays on your armpits for about half an hour, depending on the intensity of the sun’s rays.
This natural method is the way to go in tropical climates with almost permanent sunny weather. But, depending on your location, you can also try alternative methods, which are also very effective and quite simple to do.
self tanning lotions
To use self-tanning lotions, you need to do some research on the best ones available in stores or on the Internet. Once you decide which one suits your needs, you can start the process by following the steps below before applying the lotion to your body:
- Shave underarms before application.
- Deeply exfoliate your armpits a few days before application.
- Use an effective moisturizer every day starting one week before application
You should exfoliate and moisturize your underarms so that all the dead skin cells that prevent the absorption of the tanning lotion into the skin can be removed.
Once you have completed these steps, you can begin applying the tanning lotion to your underarms. The entire process takes time and requires a lot of dedication and patience to ensure that you are using a safe indoor tanning technique. Keep applying the self-tanning lotion to your underarms for several days, until you see the results you want.
Bronzer or Airbrush
This indoor technique will usually require you to visit a nearby tanning salon. Most salons can apply a bronzer that instantly gives you a tan anywhere on your body that you want. Or you can choose to use an airbrush, which is good if you plan on tanning your entire body. In this case, since you are only interested in tanning the armpits, you can opt for either of the two techniques.
The airbrush technique basically works by having a technician spray the tanning solution onto a specific part of your body. You can raise your arms and have an instant underarm tan, without much effort or pain, unlike what is sometimes experienced with natural sunlight.
The final technique we will discuss is the tanning bed. To tan underarms with a tanning bed, you must lie with your arms open on your back or stomach on the tanning bed. Adjust the intensity and stay in bed for about 20 minutes until you have the color you want.
One of the downsides to using this method is that most of your body gets tanned, rather than just the part you want. Tanning beds vary in intensity and it is important to always use a tanning lotion made exclusively for use with tanning beds.
These are the three options available to tan your underarms, in addition to the natural tan. Take the proper precautions for each method and enjoy the benefits of tanning naturally or indoors responsibly.