Tanning lotion help?

posted 2 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
49 posts

Oh girl I have messed with so, so many self-tanners in the past few years and from my experience they fade decently fast. However, to speed up the process buy a large firm bristled brush and dry brush yourself before a shower. Use an exfoliant scrub if you’d prefer not to use a brush. I make a homemade one with white sugar and a little bit of honey and just scrub and rinse. I’ve noticed at my worst times with self-tanner they never seem to last on me longer than four days. Hope that helps! Don’t stress too much.

Post # 3
48 posts
  • Wedding: June 2015

Yeah I would also say exfoliate exfoliate exfoliate. Good luck!

Post # 4
1169 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate. You can also buy an eraser at Sephora that you get wet and rub on the streaky areas – it works pretty well. Another option is to cover the streaks with a higher quality tanner. I would reccomend St. Tropez regular in foam 🙂 Good luck! 

Post # 5
84 posts
Worker bee

Rubbing alcohol might also help.  No worries!

Post # 6
1158 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Sb91:  Pick up some coconut oil from the grocery or natural food store and slather it over your body. let is sit for a bit and rub in as much as you can, then run a super hot bath for yourself or find a jacuzzi and soak yourself for at least half an hour. THEN exfoliate, I like shower mitts because they do the job but are not too abrasive. 

Anything oil based (ingredients that say oil, of course, but also, anything containing petroleum or propylene glycol) cuts and strips self tanner. This is why self tanner and spray tans will fade or flake away even if you moisturize because most moisturizes have oil in them.

I would avoid super harsh stuff like rubbing alcohol because you don’t want to irritate or overly dry your skin right before you wedding.

Also agree with covering whatever can’t be removed with a good self tanner — St tropez is decent but can pull orange on skin with pink undertones. The most non-orange, fast acting tanner i have used is tanwise foam (sally’s or amazon) but you must be careful with washing hands after application or using gloves. A general tip — often self tanning ‘lotions’ have competing ingredients so they don’t perform as well as foams that aren’t trying to act as a moisturizer as well as tanner.

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