My new favorite self tanner is Jergens Natural Glow Foaming Daily Moisturizer. I have used Jergen’s self tanning lotion in the past and really like it, but this was even better! It dried much faster than the lotion, so getting dressed right after application was not an issue, and it did not leave a greasy feeling.
I used this product 4 days in a row, and I really like the results. It is gradual color that looks natural. I had no streaking, no orangey spots, and the scent was very mild compared to most. I noticed color right after the first application, it took me from quite light to a color that looked like I put a powder bronzer on. By the third application, I had enough color for my husband to notice. Jergens has 2 kinds of Natural Glow Foaming Daily Moisturizers, fair to medium (what I used), and medium to tan.
A little goes a long way, so go easy with your first pump– it comes out fast. I think one bottle will last me quite awhile, after 4 applications I am happy with my color and will now only use it every few days, if that. I started using it to have some color for a night out, to celebrate our wedding anniversary, so I am not sure if I will continue to use it on a regular basis. We’ll see if the fun feeling of being “girly” with beauty products, will outweigh my desire to keep things simple and natural. I am not over-top-tan, but have color and do not feel paste-y anymore, which is nice!
The only prep I do, is in the shower. I use an exfoliating soap pouch that looks like the one above, which I LOVE. It makes my bar of soap last forever, and keeps my skin exfoliated. Ever since I started using this soap pouch and a natural bar (made locally with no sodium lauryl/laureth sulfate and a coconut oil base, like this one), the little bumps on the back of my arms have vanished, and there has been no irritation when I shave (I use the same natural soap to shave). I’ve seen a huge difference in my skin!
In the review of the pouch above, some people have said that their soap falls out the bottom. I have never had that problem, but if I were to buy a new one, I might try one like this:
AquaBella Loofah Soap Pouch
Body Crystal Ayate 100% Agave Soap Pouch
The only other tip I have for you is right after I put the self tanner on, I take a tissue and wipe my knees and elbows, just because these are the areas that tend to grab onto product and turn darker. I don’t know if it is necessary with this foam, but I’ve always done it with the lotion so now it is habit. When I use it on my face, I do the same with my eyebrow area and right around my lips.
Do you use a self tanner? If so, what brand?
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