How To Tan Your Legs If Your Legs Won't Tan!

September 12, 2019

They say, the further away from your heart a part of your body is, the harder it is to get a tan there. A common problem people have while tanning is getting that golden glow on their legs. If you’re one of those people then this blog has the answers to help you solve this problem and get that tan on your legs, so that you’re not walking around looking like you’re wearing white tights all the time!

Why Are Legs Hard To Tan?!

The skin on your legs is thick so it’s harder for the sun’s rays to penetrate it. Also, if you’re finding it difficult to tan your legs, then your legs may not produce as much melanin as the rest of your body, so it may be difficult to ever get them as dark as other parts of your body. But there are plenty of things you can do to boost your leg tan and kick start those kickers into tanning!  

If You Want Tanned Legs Avoid…

Wearing tight pants! Oxygen assists the tanning process, so wearing tight pants and shoes that cover the legs and feet completely is not good, because it constricts the blood flow and hence less oxygen is getting to the skin where it is needed to produce that tan.

Using things such as skin toners containing alcohol and anti-aging products that boost skin renewals, or daily use of scrubs or loofas or any other natural/synthetic exfoliating products! If you can, try and exfoliate no more than once a week! This may not seem very practical but it’s important for helping to build that tan up on your legs.

Shaving! For all the ladies, shaving is something we consider to be vital! But this is a huge factor in why legs won’t tan. By shaving you are exfoliating the skin and therefore removing some of the tanned skin. Try to cut back on shaving, and always shave on a day you plan on spending time tanning. Otherwise you could try waxing as it doesn’t have to be done as often- but just remember that when you do wax again after tanning your legs, it will remove a layer of skin too.

Taking long hot baths! This also gets rid of the tanned upper layers of skin on your legs, taking you back to square one.

What To Do To Enhance Leg Tanning!

Legs are naturally low in moisture and become dryer with normal activities. Keeping your legs constantly moisturised during and after tanning, so that they are never flaky and dry, should make a massive difference in deepening your leg tan and maintaining it.

Using a tan accelerator such as Earth Tan will enhance tanning even more. Earth Tan's Carrot and Acacia all have a natural plant-derived bronzers that infuse colour into your skin, giving your legs the perfect kick start, and will contribute to a deeper colour. An added bonus of Earth Tan is it is very moisturising, perfect for keeping your legs constantly moisturised!

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