Summer is coming and my skin is NOT ready yet. Is yours? I am sharing my sunless tanner routine and new cellulite removal tips!
This post has two parts, tanning and cellulite removal. First off I will share my new cellulite removal routine! Last summer, I noticed I was starting to get some cellulite on the sides and backs of my thighs. Not a huge deal, please don’t read into it. I know it’s not my favorite thing but definitely not the end of the world. I have, however, found a couple things that have helped remove some of its appearances.
ONE: I have been using this Clarins Body Fit lotion. I only use it on the parts of my thighs that have the cellulite. I put it on in a circular motion making sure I am activating the blood flow in that area. This is one of the major contributing factors to cellulite, lack of blood flow.
TWO: I use my tens unit that I use for my back and neck. It’s an electrode machine. I place the pads on the parts of my legs and sit with this one for about 20 minutes 1-2 times a week. I look ridiculous but it’s helping with the blood flow.
When I was 10, I decided it was a great idea to use tanning lotion at my friend’s house during a sleepover. I came home the next morning to go to church and was a streaky Oompa Loompa. My mom had me shower and scrub but the color would not come off! My routine has changed drastically since then but only from learning from my mistakes.
FIRST: I exfoliate in the shower. Any exfoliant wash or glove works. I exfoliate head to toe. Make sure to really dry your skin before you apply the tan. *I want to try a primer for tanning products but haven’t found one yet. If you know of any, please send me the name!
SECOND: I use only foam tanning products on my body (except hands but I will get to that). I pump 2-3 pumps of THIS tanning product on THIS brush.
THIRD: Starting from my chest, I swirl in circular motions on my skin. I make sure to spread the product around so that there is an even coat. I work fast too so that it doesn’t settle too deep in areas.
FOURTH: Reapply the foam to the brush and then move onto your arms, smoothing out the lines in between. Repeat all over your body. Typically I apply it in this order: chest, left arm, right arm, stomach, thighs, calves, shoulders, back. *Jason helps me with my back.
FIFTH: Next I will take whatever is left on my brush and lightly blend out the lines on my ankles and wrists. I will sweep the brush LIGHTLY over my hands, fingers, tops of feet, and toes. This is to be sure they are not too dark!
SIXTH: Sleep in the tan. The next morning, DO NOT be alarmed. It is very weird seeing the color the next day. If you have any spots the created drastic lines on your ankles or wrist, take a cotton swab with acetone to blend out the line. This is a huge trick of mine because I want it to look as natural as I can.
SEVENTH: Next, apply THIS lotion tan on the tops of your hands, lightly on your fingers (avoid nails), tops of feet, and any spots on your body that didn’t get as dark. Let this sit on your skin for 1-2 hours.
EIGHTH: Rinse off in the shower and PAT dry, do not rub.
I love THIS tan for when I am already tan. It’s a much deeper. They have other colors, I just haven’t bought those ones yet!
You now have a beautiful sunless tan.
PS you need to invest in cute straw bags this Summer, it’s one of the hottest trends.
THIS one is only $12.99!