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April 3, 2013

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How-to for a Flawless Sunless Tan

We all want a fab faux glow this time of year.  Somehow a tan makes everything just *feel* a little better as we look forward to those May days in the sun! Follow these tips for a flawless bronze from a bottle for healthy, glowing skin that you can dare to bare with confidence this season!

Scrub-a-dub-dub

A fab & flawless faux glow starts in the shower.  Using a stiff bristled brush, buffer pad or your favorite body scrub focusing especially on those infamous dry areas–shoulders, hands, elbows, knees & heels.  Choose one without a lot of moisturizing additives (i.e. less oily) for a deeper bronze later on.  If your scrub is very moisturizing, make sure you towel off thoroughly before the next step.

Moisturize to Avoid Blotchy Giveaways

After you’ve toweled off from head to toe, apply a light moisturizer in areas of dry or rougher skin that tend to grab more product than others, think hands, elbows, knees & heels.  Blotchy results are the biggest giveaway that your bronze is bottled.  Wait for moisturizer to soak into these areas before moving on to the next step.

Bottle-bronzed & Absolutely Beautiful

Time to apply your sunshine in a bottle.  Start with a small–think the size of a quarter–amount of product in the palm of your hand. Coat both your palms evenly and then quickly begin to massage in circles, starting on a larger area of your body. We like to start with our abdomen to get in the groove before working into more frequently exposed areas of arms and legs.  Replenish product in your hands as needed, always massaging in circles.  Wash your hands immediately with an exfoliating wash to avoid tanned palms! Some products require a w time of at least 10 minutes before dressing to ensure product is dry, and in just hours you’ll look like you’ve had fun in the sun (sans skin damage)!

A Few Side Notes:

Sunless tanning products tend to be designed to last 2-3 days per application, so unless you’re using a daily sunless tanning product like Natura Bisse’s Cure Sheer Touch, or want a darker bronze, apply just a few times per week.  Applying two days in a row will deepen your color for a richer tan.

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