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The Art of Self-Tanning

The Art of Self-Tanning

Summer is approaching faster than you think, and what better way to usher in that summertime magic than with a summertime tan? If you’re not a big fan of suntanning (and some of its dangerous side effects), there are so many ways to get that glow without any sunlight required. Thanks to the self-tanning industry, there is hope for us all… if it’s done the right way. Here is my power duo for achieving the perfect balanced tan:

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Isle of Paradise Self Tanning Drops

These drops are perfect for getting a very natural, just-got-back-from-Greece-glow. As long as you use the right amount and blend almost into your hairline, it’ll look great. For me, usually 3 drops is good enough to match my body.

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St Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Mousse

As long as you use a mitt and you apply a generous amount, your tan will look healthy and amazing in no time. You can leave it on for a few hours then shower it off, or just not shower until the next day. It’s not sticky at all and smells nice, which is always a plus!

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And here are just some tips to keep in mind:

  1. ALWAYS wear a mitt. The palms of your hands will be an unnatural shade of orange if you forget one.

  2. If you’re using tanning drops for your face, never mix it into your moisturizer on your hand. As I learned this past weekend, there will be a giant blotchy spot on the back of your hand that will take forever to go away.

  3. Have a friend help you out. Attempting to cover your back by yourself is possible but probably not worth the struggle.

So there you go! Tanning done in two easy steps, just in time for summer.

Good luck and happy self-tanning~

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