8 Things every Latina needs to know about self-tanning

A few years ago I would have never ventured into the world of self-tanning. I was born with a naturally caramel-ish tan skin, why would I even need one? It wasn't until recently, after putting on my first spring dress for the season that I realized wait … my legs are WAY lighter than the rest of me. Months of covering them up in leggings and jeans would do that. So I figured maybe it was time to finally give self-tanners a shot!

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For most of us olive or brown-skinned Latinas, tanning never really seemed like an issue. We figure our skin doesn't burn so we have less chance of getting skin cancer. Wrong! Skin cancer doesn't discriminate, regardless of your skin tone. So if you want to get a healthy bronze or just want a much more even color, self-tanning is the way to go. Before you get started here are a few things you need to know!

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Johanna is the beauty and fashion staff writer at MamásLatinas and obsessed with all things beauty and fashion. She is a proud Dominicana and was born and raised in Queens, NY.

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Great tips and info I don't like to tan so I'm always wearing sunblock

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