Happy Tuesday! We are in Nashville this week testing out our new camper, and so far, we are having a great time.
Today we’re talking about how to get a natural looking tan for summer.
These days I don’t lay out in the sun for hours (I did that in my 20 and 30s). We know the sun ages our skin, so while I do spend time in the sun, I always use sunscreen and especially on my face.
This week since we’re camping, I brought the Isle of Paradise Self Tanning Drops because it’s easy, and I can add it to my lotion.
How To Get a Natural Looking Tan for Summer
Should I shave before tanning?
You want smooth skin before tanning, but it’s best to shave the day before, so the hair follicles close back up. If you shave and then put on self tanner, you can get a speckled-looking tan.
Should I exfoliate before tanning?
I use these when I feel like my skin is looking really dry, at least once a week.
Can I moisturize before tanning?
Moisturizer acts as a barrier, preventing the tanning formula from accessing the skin, so don’t moisturize before tanning.
I moisturize my knees, inner wrist area, ankles, toes, and elbows, so the tanner doesn’t get so dark in those areas.
How do I apply the self tanner?
Work methodically from legs upwards, using a mitt for an even tan. The mitt also keeps the tanner from building up on the palm of your hands. (If I want it on my back, I get my husband to put it there.)
If you do get self tanner on the palms of your hands, you can use a mixture of baking soda, water, and shampoo to remove it. I’ve also heard this micellar water will take it off.
(I don’t use a mitt when I use my Isle of Paradise Self Tanning Drops with my lotion.)
How do I apply self tanner to my face?
I don’t tan my face because I have some age spots that grab the self tanner, making them even darker.
How long after tanning can I moisturize?
After your tan is dry, you can moisturize your skin. The more you moisturize, the better your tan will look.
Do you have any good tips for self tanning?
Beauty for the Heart~~ The Bible has a lot to say about gossip and slander. Ephesians 4:29 reminds us,
“Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.”
Gossip is wrong on every level, but it’s also dangerous because you are judging someone without giving them the chance to change. Let’s be women who build people up, not tear them down.
Let your beauty shine from the inside out today!