Time for some truth – I spent most of my teens and 20’s in a tanning bed, I know, I know, what was I thinking?! And lezzz be honest, I STILL want to go back into the tanning bed from time to time, it’s so warm and cozy and 15 minutes of pure warm bliss with no one bugging me, I mean, who wouldn’t want that?! It’s like a strange addiction I can’t kick (kinda like smokers?), I know its bad for me but I can’t freaking help it! So as you can imagine I cant wait for summer time. I try not to over do it with time in the sun but we’re out by our pool and on our bikes every chance we get. I wear sunscreen but I typically don’t wear anything over a 30 spf, and I will ONLY wear natural sunscreens, I hate all of the chemicals they pump into most sunscreens, and my skin hates them too. My daughter and youngest son are also allergic to the chemicals. (shop my favorite sunscreens below)
So since the tanning beds are no longer my reality, I’ve turned my addiction into trying new self tanners! I’ve tried SO many over the years and I really try to stick with more natural ones (but not all of the ones I love are “natural”). A couple of years ago it was almost impossible to find a clean self tanner but now there are dozens. And since Sephora has come out with their “clean seal” it makes it so much easier to shop them. These Isle of Paradise tanning drops has quickly become my favorite, but keep in mind it goes on clear, so this might be intimidating to use for the first couple of times since you can’t see it go on. All I do is mix it with my daily lotion and the tan develops in a few hours, I use this before bed but also in the morning if I forget to use it at night. I use the dark color and LOVE it! When I need a good deep tan and quick, this Loving Tan self tanner is my go to. I also use the dark color in this line and holy crap is it amazing! I put it on after I shower at night (I rub lotion on my knees, elbows and feet first!) and rinse it off in the morning. I never feel orangy with this one, it has such a nice brown color. I also love this 10 Minute Tan if I just want a quick color but not too dark. You literally put it on and rinse it off in 10 minutes (you can leave it on a little longer for darker color). With all self tanners I wait until my skin is dry before I put my clothes on and I have never had any rub off on my sheets. Oh! And I also love this bronzer for my legs and decollate!
I hope this helps you shop for sunless tanners and if you have any questions comment below or send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org