I haven’t done a beauty post in forever and I still get so many questions about my favorite self tanner so I thought I would do one on how to make your summer glow last through wintertime! Most of my subscribers know how much I’m obsessed with Tanceuticals. I’ve been using their CC cream on and off for about 2 years now and had first heard about it because Jessie James Decker posted about it on her Instagram. So of course, I had to try it! It’s an all natural self tanner that doesn’t make your skin look orange (I get asked this a lot about self tanner), lasts for around 5-7 days, and the best part about it is that it actually improves your skin! Unlike most self tanners, it doesn’t just tan your skin, it moisturizes, firms, and smoothes skin with ingredients like Argan Oil, Acai Berry, and Shea Butter.
The most important part about self tanning for me is the color it leaves on my skin. I’ve tried so many DIY tanners throughout the years and this one is at the top of the list because it leaves my skin with a sun kissed, olive tone rather than an orange hue. It truly looks like I just stepped off the beach!
First I exfoliate my body in the shower and shave my arms and legs (yes, I know for some people it’s weird I shave my arms, but I love it!;) I usually do this in the morning and wait until lunchtime to apply my tan. I wait a few hours to let the pores on my legs close up because if I skip this step then the tan will seep into my freshly opened pores from shaving and leaves tiny dots which aren’t cute. Then I take their mitt and CC cream in ultra dark and apply it in circular motions all over my body.
Once I’m done applying the tan, I get myself ready for the day and this tanner doesn’t have a foul smell so I don’t feel weird going out with it! I get a lot of questions about the tan transferring to Annabelle since we cosleep and that’s why I apply it during the day now, so I can rinse off before bedtime. It’s much easier applying it before bed and showering in the morning, but I don’t do that anymore because I don’t want her feet or hands to tan overnight since she’s always touching me!:D
*This is what my tan looks like the next day!
I also LOVE their face lotion because it’s gentle, doesn’t break me out, and leaves such a natural tan to my face. When my face is tan I don’t wear as much makeup and it’s amazing!
Seriously, try their fake tan if you haven’t, it’s the best and was rated #1 sunless tan from selftanning.com!
*This post was sponsored by Tanceuticals. I only recommend products I LOVE and trust me, I’ve been using these products every two weeks for the last year!