My Tanning Tricks

My Tanning Tricks

Being tan is something most of us crave, and some people are apparently willing to die for. I'm going to tell you about a great way to kick your tanning bed habit, avoid spending too much time under the sun getting burned and avoid turning orange from spray tan machines.

Do I even need to talk about all the negatives of tanning beds? There's the obvious chance of cancer, it speeds up the aging of your skin and can be very time consuming. So ditch your nasty habit and start self tanning, it'll change your life.

I got my first airbrush tan in Arizona and fell in love. Student prices were $20 and it was so worth it because you could get as dark as you wanted and no spots were missed because someone was tanning you. You can wear as little/as much clothes as you want while getting it done. For me I just went in just my underwear because they see naked people all day so I didn't really mind. Unfortunately for someone who wants to be tan all the time, the price of spray tans adds up quickly. So here's what I do to get tan without being naked in front of a stranger and save money.

Here's my secret: tanning mousse. For two years now I've been using the St. Tropez Self Tan Mousse in the light and dark shade. I love this stuff, and I'll tell you why. From one of these bottles you can get 7-8 tans, and a tan that will last for 1-2 weeks. The great thing about this is it dries immediately, and is easy to apply. You apply it with a tanning mit and rub it into your skin, giving you an instant tan. Remember to exfoliate before (and shave) and use a scent free fast absorbing moisturizer after exfoliating, then apply your tan. It's pretty hard to mess up and really easy to blend so you won't have any tan lines or streaks. The best thing about it is it has a green/olive base so you won't turn out orange and you will look like a brown, bronzed goddess. You wear it for as long as you can after applying (the longer the better, give it time to develop). You shower the bronze off, and voila you have an amazing tan. Best part about this at home tanning, is that you can give yourself a touch up whenever you need.

I personally don't like to apply tanning mousse to my face, so what do you do when your foundation doesn't match your new tan body? Well you can either splurge on a new foundation or you can use Cover FX Custom Cover Drops. I love these because you can mix them with your foundation, a moisturizer, a bb cream, oil and more. You drop 1-4 drops (depending on the coverage you want) into your foundation (or whatever else) and it transforms it into a new shade. They have a range of colors so you can get darker drops or lighter drops to lighten or darken a foundation. These drops are seriously amazing, there's a reason everyone raves about them!

There are a variety of amazing tanning mousses out there but this is just the one I've always used. Let me know if you have any others that you have tried and loved!

-M

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