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Sunless Tanners

Memorial weekend! The unofficial start of summer.  A weekend filled with barbeques, parties, fun in the sun, and baring those not so tan legs.  Yikes! What’s a girl to do? Fake it!  Self tanners not only give you a great looking tan, they also:

  • make you look thinner
  • make you look healthier
  • conceal imperfections
  • are safe!

Now the big question, which ones are the best?  The number of self tanners on the market is overwhelming, especially with all the different types. Here’s a list of my top 5 favorites:

  • Best self tanning moisturizer: JERGENS NATURAL Why its great?  Gradually builds and gives a hint of color
  • Best tanning towelettes:  TANTOWEL Why its great? It’s impossible to apply too much
  • Best tanning lotion/cream:  CLINIQUE SELF SUN TINTED LOTION Why its great? Its tinted so you can see where you are putting it and it doesn’t absorb instantly so you have a few extra seconds to blend
  • Best tanning spray:  FAKE BAKE FLAWLESS  Why its great? Great for all skin types and easier to get those hard to reach areas like your back
  • Best tanning foam:  RODAN AND FIELDS FOAMING SUNLESS TANNER  Why its great? It’s fast drying and easy to layer and build

How to apply:

  1. Prep skin by EXFOLIATING away any dead skin cells and rough spots
  2. Apply a thin layer of moisturizer
  3. Use gloves (orange palms scream fake tan)
  4. Use small amounts and apply in circular motion
  5. Go easy on the face, knees, ankles and elbows
  6. Remove gloves, apply sanitizer to palms and lightly do hands last
  7. Buff using a washcloth (an old one) or a TANNING MITT 
  8. Maintain! Depending on the kind you use, self tanners last about 3-7 days

Tanning Tips:

  • Oops! Did you mess up? Rub a lemon wedge over streaks to lighten them up
  • Scared of breaking out from your self tanner? Rub an ice cube over your face to close pores and pat dry before applying your self tanner
  • Coat your nails with Vaseline to avoid self tanned nails
  • When choosing your self tanner, opt for yellow based rather than orange. Yellow will give you a golden glow rather than making you look like an oompa loompa

Final step: Put on your shorts, grab a drink and hit the beach you sun kissed goddess!

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