For today’s post I`m sharing my tips on how to ease your way into bronzed skin as we move into spring. I think most of us are just itching to get away this time of year, I just want to feel the warm rays of the sun on my skin and to finally de-thaw from such a cold winter. But since a tropical vacay isn’t in the cards for me this year(and I`m sure I`m not alone on this) I want to fake the rewards of a gorgeous getaway by applying my favorite fake tanner! By the time February rolls around I`m sick and tired of looking pale and ghostly, I crave having some colour and life back into my skin. Which is why I swear by St.Tropes Gradual Tanning Lotion in light/medium, its the perfect shade that leaves you looking like a healthy glowing version of yourself. I never want to go too dark right off the bat because then I become used to it and once summer hits I`ll will want to go darker, which wont be possible sunless-ly(is that a word?!). Plus going from extremely pale to dark tan is a lot of up-keep and effort during a season where I`ll still be bundled up!
Okay enough chatting and let me show you what routine/products I`ve found to be the best for easing into bronzed skin, that you can start using right now!
I apply this all over my neck, shoulders, chest, torso, arms and hands using the St.Tropez applicator mitt from Feb – April roughly every 2/3 days
**You can totally cover your whole body for an even tan – I just dont because I wear pants for those two months.
I will completely cover my body in this stuff (minus my face) every 2/3 days from April – June for a deeper tan. I always apply using the applicator mitt, especially for the darker lotion because the lotion will turn your palms a funny color otherwise. I usually start wearing my shorts, skirts, and sandals, at some point from April to June so I like to be tan all over! I always start at my neck and work my way down to my feet.
I apply this mousse every 5 days or so, all over my body using the applicator mitt(sparingly on hands, feet and elbows) from June – September. This mousse is the darkest of my tanning products but its great because you can choose the shade of tan you want over the course of a few hours. If you want a nice glow, then shower it off after 1 hour, If you want a medium tan, then shower after 2 hours and if you want a deep tan then shower after 3/4 hours…or you can do what I do and just sleep with it on and shower first thing in the morning!
I always reach for St.Tropez products because I find they give me the most natural looking tan out of all the brands I`ve tried. If they are a little out of your price range, I had been using the new Jergens formula for a few months when I ran out of my St.Tropez, and I was pleasantly surprised..so much so that I finished a whole bottle and went out and bought another!
Anyways I hope this post helps my fellow pale girls out there,
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