Self-tanning is one of those things that I like to do from time to time, but it certainly isn’t a thing that I *must* do. I really only use a self-tanning product when the mood strikes, if I’m going to an event, or just want to take the edge off of my pale skin coming out of winter.
I’ve shared a few different posts about self-tanning products in the past (here! and here!) but I wanted to give an update on what products I’ve been loving the very most, and a share why I love these few pictured above.
In order of preference:
One. St. Tropez Bronzing Water Mousse. This is the most used of the bunch because it doesn’t require any rinsing off. You simply apply it to clean skin and live your life. It develops over time into a very natural looking gentle tan color. It requires the use of a mitt, but truly couldn’t be easier to use.
Two. Loving Tan 2 Hour Express. This provides a darker and slightly more red-based tan color than #1 and requires to be rinsed after 2 hours. It applies very easily and is a darker colored foam so you can see exactly where you are putting the product. I love how natural this tan looks if I want a darker option than what I can get from St. Tropez Bronzing Water Mousse.
Three. Tan-Luxe The Body and The Face self-tan drops. This is a very easy to use tanning product because you simply add a few drops into your favorite moisturizer and rub it in. It does not require a mitt but I would recommend washing your hands after use! You can control the depth of color via how many drops you use. I like to use 5 drops on each leg, then I use about 6 drops for my entire upper half. For my face, I just use one drop.
Four. St. Tropez Gradual Tan Classic. This was my “gateway” product to self-tanning. It’s an easy to use moisturizer that you apply to your skin directly from the bottle. It doesn’t require a mitt, but you should wash your hands after use. It develops over time so it may take a day or two to really see a noticeable difference. It’s VERY hard to mess this up and this would be a great first time option for those of you who are interested in trying self-tanning for the first time.