Shorts & My Favorite Sunless Tanner
I have been enjoying these warmer temperatures so much lately! As a teacher, I definitely associate summer with relaxing and getting a break, since I get the summers off. I don’t know how other working professionals do it, not getting summer breaks! 😉 Since I’ve become a mother, having that break means even more to me. So when the wether warms up, I get a happy feeling knowing that I’ll get to relax and recharge. As much as I can with two kids!
I love dresses and shorts, but at the beginning of the season my legs are always so pale. I definitely don’t go for a dark tan like I used to in high school, but a little color on my legs is nice. It disguises spider veins and just makes everything look a little better! Plus, taking care of my skin is important to me so you won’t find me in a tanning bed or laying out all the time.
I’ve been using St. Moriz sunless tanner for years, and I love it. It’s super affordable and easy to use. My biggest fear is looking orange, and I’ve never felt that this stuff gives me an orange tan! They make a few different types, but I love the foam version.
Here are a few sunless tanner tips:
- Shave and exfoliate before applying! After you shower, make sure to dry off all the way. If you’re worried about the tan being too dark or uneven, apply a little lotion first. I like to do this and wait 15 minutes, and then apply the tanner. I feel like it looks so much more even! Besides, my legs are always itchy after shaving so I need lotion!
- Use gloves! Don’t think you can just wash your hands right away, You’ll still have stained palms. I ordered a box of medical gloves and just put on a pair every time I need to apply sunless tanner. You have to get a little creative to get the tops of your hands, but it’s totally doable.
- Let it dry! I feel like it only takes 5-10 minutes for the sunless tanner to dry. If I’m going to bed, I usually wear pajama pants as added protection. I’ve never had a problem with stains!
- Lastly, continue to apply lotion the following days! After you wash off the tanner and have a glow, you have to protect it. So make sure you use lotion to keep your skin hydrated and that tan will last a little longer.
Hope you enjoyed these tips! What’s your favorite sunless tanner?