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10 Ways to Ensure a Streak-Free Self-Tan

Truth be told, self tanners scare me. No matter what the bottles may promise, it seems to me that it's much easier to create orange splotches than an even, natural glow.

But it has officially reached that point in the summer when my unchanging fair complexion really needs a boost, so despite my fears, I'm taking the plunge.

To avoid any orange-hued disasters, I turned to tanning experts Sophie Evans of St. Tropez and Kim Carrasco of Sunless, Inc. for pro application tips and tricks.

Share my qualms? Click through below for everything you need to know about successfully using a self tanner. We can do this!

"Avoid oil-based skin care, which can work against color." — Kim Carrasco, Sunless, Inc.

"Excessive sweating, then rubbing at the skin will take the tan off and make it patchy. Use a light exfoliator every few days. Pat the skin—do not rub—and make sure you also moisturize every day after bathing and showering to lock in moisture and color." — Sophie Evans, St. Tropez Skin Finishing Expert

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