To everyone who asks me why can’t you just go get a tan or go to a tanning bed? No! Do not ask red hairs or gingers if they can tan… we just burn and get freckles!
Ever since I was a young girl my mom would cover me thoroughly, I would get mad at her for that. However, it helped me realize while I was growing up how its important it was to protect your skin. So at a young age I quickly learned about self tanners. In the time of my learning process with self tanners, I learned which ones worked and which didn’t. When I have big events I usually go to an air brush spot near my area, but on a weekly basis that’s a lot…. Which is why I do self tanning once or twice a week.
Today I want to share tips with you that I have learned through my experience with self tans.☀️
✨ Tip 1: Exfoliate your skin well
It is important to exfoliate your skin because it will unclog your pores and cleans your skin. This way your skin will now be ready for you to apply your tan & look more even.
I use this & love it
✨ Tip 2: Shave
Shave really well before tanning, that way you won’t have to shave afterwards because it can cause your tan to strip away.
This is what I use & love
✨ Tip 3: Skin has to be dry
Make sure your skin is completely dried and wait about 30 minutes before applying clothes and wear loose clothing. Do this preferably before bed.
✨ Tip 4: Wear loose clothes
My best advice is to do the self tanning before bed. You can either air dry naked, wear a loose towel or you can wear really loose pjs if you’re doing this before bed.
✨ Tip 5: Use a glove
Using a glove (mitten) will help you get on the self tanning easier.
I use this one
✨ Tip 6: Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate your skin
Keep your skin hydrated for the next 5 days and do not exfoliate your skin it can ruin your selfless tan!
✨ Tip 7: Use a foundation brush
Don’t worry we won’t apply foundation lol…. This tip has been a game changer! I use a foundation brush for my hands and feet. This way I can really get the lotion in every inch.
Also, this to apply on my back
Here are my top 3 self tanning lotions
1. Isle of Paradise
2. Loving Tan
3. Tarte Tan
4. Affordable tanning
For a glow and you don’t have time to spray tan
For the face & mix with a moisturizer
Now it’s the next morning and you’re ready to wash off your tan. Again be careful and do not exfoliate.
Here’s my before and after!
Now go get your glow on ✨….