First things first, decide which type of self tanner you need for the occasion.
- If you are going for the long haul and want a gradual tan: opt for Jergen’s Natural Glow ($10). It will build your tan slowly with daily use.
- If you need a quicker more noticeable tan: opt for St. Tropez’s formula ($42). St. Tropez comes with a glove, and make sure you use that if you are newer to self tanning. The glove will help get an even blend on the skin.
- If you forgot to tan and desperately need to bronze up your legs in a pinch: go for Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs ($15). This formula is a aerosol formula and is great for an instant tan and smoothing effect on legs.
Step 1: Use about a quarter to half dollar size at a time and work quickly.
Step 2: Work forumla into skin using cirucular motions. Work quickly and make sure to buff all areas thoroughly.
Step 3: Wait prescribed amount of time to see results. I typically apply at night and rinse off in morning.
Step 4: To troubleshoot problem areas like streaks or heavier coverage, rub a lemon onto those areas to help remove some of the solution and color for a more natural appearance.
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