It’s getting to be that time of year where everyone is laying out and getting a tan…except me. If you’re anything like me and your skin hates the sun, I’m sure you’ll love to know about some good self tanners. Studies show that a woman with a tan or glow complexion increases self esteem levels and confidence. I mean, don’t we all feel better when we have a tan? At-home self tanners don’t all have to end in a blotchy mess. Read about a few of my favorite self tanners and let me know if you try one!
My Favorite Easy Tanner: Tan Towels
A self-tan towelette for you face and body that gives you a natural looking glow with an extremely easy application process.
*TIP* Make sure to put moisturizer on your hands, feet, elbows, and knees before application to avoid blotchiness.
Time to Develop: 4-6 hours, with the full tan effect after about 8 hours. Use continuously to develop a deeper tan.
Application Process: Rub the towel in circular motions over your entire body for an even glow and wash your hands after use!
My Favorite In Shower Tanner: Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer
An in-shower lotion that produces a natural tan while also moisturizing your skin.
*TIP* Use after every 2-3 showers to maintain a beautiful tan and soft and glow skin tone.
Time to Develop: About 8 hours or overnight. A deeper tan develops after each use.
Application Process: Rub lotion into wet skin after shower and then pat dry.
My Favorite Mousse Tanner: St. Moriz
An inexpensive self tanning mousse that is a great replacement for the pricier ones that develops a very deep tan quickly.
*DOWNSIDE* Compared to some of the pricier self tanning mousses this one does not last as long. (About 3-4 days depending on how often you shower)
Application Process: Use cloth tanning mitt to apply mousse in circular motions over each part of your body. A tip is to exfoliate and moisturize before-hand to get the most even tan. Wash off excess after 4-6 hours in shower with water only, no soap!
My Favorite Face Tanner: St. Tropez Bronzing Mist
One of my all time favorite products right here! This is a water based mist that is great for sensitive skin and creates a beautiful bronzy glow.
*TIP* I apply over my makeup every few days to enhance my glow and create a dewy complexion.
Time To Develop: Takes about 2-3 hours to develop depending on base skin tone.
Application Process: Spray water mist all over face and neck and then fan dry.