spotlight : xen-tan sunless tanner
the subject of today's spolight is a product that is newly in stock at nuBest, just in time for spring -- xen-tan sunless tanner. this fragrant, fast-acting lotion is your best bet for an even, natural-looking and healthy bronze.
when it comes to self-tanner, there are certain fundamental principles that one must follow; the golden rules for a golden glow, if you will. here are some of those rules, courtesy of makeup expert anna naso:
1. before doing anything, you should prep your skin by gently exfoliating both your face and body, in order to ensure a smooth surface prior to application. it is better to exfoliate a day or two in advance as opposed to immediately before applying the self-tanner.
** if you need a good exfoliant for the body, anna recommends using sonya dakar triple action vita-foliant, with ingredients such as walnut shell, crushed bamboo and flax seed. for the face, she recommends dermalogica skin prep scrub, made with granulated corn cob meal.
2. cleanse and moisturize the skin, paying close attention to the elbows, knees and ankles, which tend to absorb more of the self-tanner, resulting in discoloration and unevenness.
3. apply the self-tanner evenly, in order to prevent streaks. remember to use sparingly on the elbows, knees and ankles!
4. immediately after applying, be sure to wash the palms of your hands to completely remove any excess self-tanner and to prevent staining of the hands.
xen-tan sunless tanner (for both face and body) is available at the nuBest makeup counter. for more information, call 516.627.9444. questions about xen-tan or self-tanners in general? leave us a comment and we'll try our best to answer!