There’s nothing better than being tan.
I mean seriously: a nice, deep summertime bronze hides every scar, line, bump, etc.
I feel like it just gives your skin contrast – defining your body in all of the right areas, and hiding the areas you’d prefer if they went away.
But, after making a declaration against the sun after I found two very weird discolored patches on my skin when we got back from Tulum (which my doctor later told me was from the sun), I had to find a way to get that deep, bronzey glow that I love without baking in the sun for hours upon hours.
Not to mention, the sun is just terrible for your skin and causes premature aging.
SIDENOTE: Should I do a blog post on why I avoid the sun? I feel like it’s very necessary.
My favorite self tanner is none other than Loving Tan’s Deluxe Bronzing Mousse 2-Hour Express in the shade Ultra Dark.
There are 3 different shades of this specific tanner: Medium, Dark + Ultra Dark. Personally, I prefer the Ultra Dark shade as I think it has a nice reddish undertone to it.
The reason I love this tanner so much is because it doesn’t get patchy, it’s easy to apply, and when it fades it does so in a way that doesn’t make you look scaly.
I find that when I use this tanner, it can last me 5-7 days of a deep, rich tan depending on how I care for it.
Now, I know that you’re supposed to wash it off after 2-hours but I don’t do that. I sleep in it over night and don’t wash it off until the following evening. This way, the tanner has almost 24 hours to set on your skin and give you that deep, bronzey glow.
I apply the tanner with the applicator that Loving Tan makes – it smoothes the formula onto the skin in the most easy and seamless way possible.
Let me know if you try out this tanner, and how it works for you! 🙂