I don’t tan naturally. If I’m in the sun, I burn… every. time. In my younger years, I tried to get tan by using SPF 8 sunscreen -hahahaha! Not very smart. Now, I slather SPF 50 on my face every day. But I have to say, the other day I was at the pool and put my leg next to my friend who has the most beautiful tan skin you’ve ever seen. In that very instant, I decided I wanted to look a little tan this summer!
So, I dug through the bottom of my sink and found my old Jergens daily gradual tan lotion. Can you tell I was desperate? I started putting it on my legs and arms every day. It was working, but I could not take the smell. That’s when I resolved to pull out the one application (so I thought) big guns- the St. Topez self tanner that I bought last year. (All the other years I was never motivated to do the hard work of sunless tanning -ha!) I applied the St. Tropez to my entire body and washed my nasty green hands after. There, I did it! But then I smelled even worse than with the Jergens, and I had to wear a black muumuu the entire day while feeling sticky, smelly and worried my tan was rubbing off… Nope, I’m not into this.
I had to find another solution! So, I packed up my boys and went to Ulta (you can imagine how well this went.) That’s when the nice sales associate introduced me to TAN-LUXE!
Here’s what I like about Tan-Luxe:
-It’s easy application! I just add a few drops to my daily face and body moisturizer!
-It doesn’t smell!
-It’s free of parabens, phthalates, mineral oils, and sulphates! It’s certified organic, so I don’t mind wearing it every day! (I’m going to be honest, I started to wonder if I was putting some kind of fermalidihide on my skin with how smelly the others were. I know this thought isn’t rational -ha!)
-I don’t have to wait hours before putting on clothes.
-It’s not sticky!
Y’all, I love this stuff! I love it so much, I might even use it in the winter! Btw, I’ve had a lot of people comment about how great my skin looks this summer. I swear it’s because of this self tanner! Or maybe I just look healthier with a little bit of color (#pale).
A few things to note- I use the light/medium on my face and the medium/dark on my body. For my face, I mix my moisturizer, my cc cream and two drops of Tan-Luxe for the face (light/medium). More on my every day make up routine here.