Winter is tough on your skin, with the cold air outside and the indoor heat from work and home. So with those conditions comes dry patchy skin, eczema, psoriasis...you get the idea!
When getting a sunless tan these conditions are not ideal in the least, those dry areas will soak up the solution more leaving a darker area after processing is done.
I recommend that you take time to exfoliate several times before your session to help with dryness and to extend the life of your tan by a couple extra days. Winter tans tend to not last as long due to dry skin, so doing extra TLC beforehand will benefit your color very nicely.
I think my favorite ways to prep is to keep it simple. You do not need to buy expensive scrubs, you can make your own or better yet just use a mitt and a gentle soap or body-wash. The key is to be thorough and not to scrub really hard, take your time and give a little extra attention to the dry areas; hands, knees, elbows and the driest of all the Feet! Happy Scrubbing!
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