I went through a phase my first summer in Dallas where I would get a spray tan once a week. I loved how it looked but got tired of paying $40 each time. Sooooo many women I know use self-tanner so I thought I would give it a try. One of the outfits I'm wearing Easter weekend is white and I'd rather not be the same color as my outfit. That white outfit played a big part in the timing of all of this.
I did a bit of research and decided to go with this product. It's top rated online and a little less expensive than St. Tropez. I told a few of my friends that I was going to attempt to tan myself. One of those friends asked if I bought an application mitt. I hadn't at the time! I placed an order and had this mitt delivered to my door step the next day. It's eligible for Amazon Prime shipping. Thank you to my friend for not letting me forget one of the two things needed to tan at home.
I read so many blogs, watched so many videos, and read a ton of reviews trying to figure out how to make this work. I had so many questions going into this. What about my face? My face can't be ten shades lighter than the rest of my body. On Saturday night after I took a shower I decided to give it a go. I sat on my bathroom floor and got to tanning. Next time I'm going to stand the whole time and prop my legs up when it's time to tan them. Sitting wasn't helpful. Lesson learned. I also missed the back of my left arm somehow and used a little too much on the tops of my hands. I'm hoping I get better at this as time goes on. From what I gather you only have to do this once a week.
One of the articles I read said something like this "self-tanning is not for anyone low maintenance." I've been called high maintenance on more than one occasion so I think I'm qualified to handle my new tanning responsibilities.
Here's what you need to do/what I did:
1. In the evening shower and shave
2. Brush your teeth (you won't want to use any water after you apply the tanning product)
3. Apply tanning mousse with mitt all over your body
4. Put on the most baggy clothes you own. Preferably a tank top and shorts.
4. Do not shower/bathe for 24 hours.
It might not be perfect, at least it wasn't for me, but it looks a hell of a lot better than my glow in the dark skin tone I was rocking before.