After years of tanning trials & errors I have finally found a routine that works! I always get asked about my tan & how I keep up with it so here is my routine that works fantastic if you are into always having a gorgeous glow on! It might seem like too much work but I promise you the products I use & the technique that I will share with you now will make it so easy. As soon as you get the hang off it it will be as easy & routine as washing your hair.
My tan starts off on Thursdays! Simply because thats the day I like to do more of my beauty treatments to be ready for the weekend! You can start it off any day that works for you!
Thursday: I exfoliate using an exfoliating glove & St. Tropez Tan Enhancing Body Polish. If you need to shave do that as well. After shower I apply lotion to my dry areas ( my full tanning routine here ) & go in with St. Tropez Self Tan Express Bronzing Mousse on lower body & St. Tropez Self Tan Purity Bronzing Water Mousse on upper body. I let it soak in for 10 minutes & then get dressed & go about my day! For my face I use St. Tropez Self Tan Purity Bronzing Water Face Mist. I wash off the tan at night & apply St. Tropez Tan Optimiser Body Moisturizer all over my body. If I want a super dark tan I go in with a St. Tropez Self Tan Dark Bronzing Mousse & wash it within 6 hours.( The super dark tan has a green tint so its best to do it if you are not leaving the house )
Friday: I make sure to keep my skin hydrated & I love using the Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream. It smells absolutely heavenly.
Saturday: Same as Friday I don’t do anything to my body besides hydrating my skin. Because I exfoliate my face a lot I will use St. Tropez Self Tan Purity Bronzing Water Face Mist in my morning skincare again.
Sunday: I don’t completely exfoliate my skin but while in shower I use exfoliating gloves on dry areas. Ankles, knees, elbows & hands. Specially during spring & summer I want a deeper tan so I go in with either St. Tropez Gradual Tan Tinted Everyday Body Lotion or if I don’t have this one I will go in with the St. Tropez Self Tan Purity Bronzing Water Mousse again all over my body.
Monday: I use Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream all over my body because hydration is key when tanning & again I will use St. Tropez Self Tan Purity Bronzing Water Face Mist in my morning skincare.
Tuesday: While applying my daily body lotion I will mix in a little bit of St. Tropez Gradual Tan Tinted Everyday Body Lotion all over my body.
Wednesday: Before bed I use body oil all over my body so tan can start fading & prep my skin for exfoliation the next day. If I have stubborn tan left behind I use the St. Tropez Tan Remover Prep and Maintain Mousse in the shower to get rid of any patches.
I barely get any patches when I hydrate constantly & the tan fades so evenly.This routine helps me to always have my tan & glow on as well without overwhelming me. I love these products specifically because the drying time is 5-10 minutes so it doesn’t seem like too much work. Another major tip that I can give for a streak free application is always using a mitt when applying any tanning products.