At Home Tanning Routine

For this pale Oregonian, having an at-home tanning routine is essential for having a healthy glow. Especially when you take pictures every week like I do. I am sharing my tricks, tools, and the tanning product I have used for years!

This post has been sponsored by Jergens Skincare. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

I talked about the Jergens Natural Glow Instant Sun Deep Bronze a couple of years ago after trying countless products over the years, THIS is still my favorite. I love the color tone of the bronze; it matches my skin tone perfectly. It’s easy to apply to the body and doesn’t leave me streaky when it starts to fade. Best of all, I always snag it on AMAZON! If you don’t want to order online, you can find it in the lotion aisle at your local retailer.

CREATE YOUR OWN SUNSHINE | TANNING ROUTINE

TOOLS USED:

Jergens Instant Sun
-Fluffy Makeup Brush
-Tanning Mitt

TRICKS:

ALWAYS start with freshly exfoliated skin that has been moisturized that day, just not too close to the time you’re tanning as this could interfere with your color absorption. A great exfoliant is mixing coffee grounds into your body wash!

ALWAYS apply a little body lotion to your hands, feet, ankles, and knees!

-BODY: Pump a full pump or two of Jergens Instant Sun onto mitt and use a circular motion to smooth into skin. As you can see it’s a fluffy mousse that is easy to use. I start on my neck and shoulders and work my way down my arms, chest, stomach, legs (avoid knees and feet). I then use the mitt to reach my back and top of back.

-KNEES: Pump one pump of product onto the makeup brush and use a circular motion to make sure you don’t put too much tanning product on your knees and it blends better.

-ANKLES AND FEET: Pump one pump of product onto makeup brush and blend into ankles and tops of foot to make sure the product is spread evenly.

-HANDS: Pump half a pump onto makeup brush and use a circular motion to blend product into back of hand first, then blend down wrist, and onto fingers. This is essential if you have a light colored nail like I do! This technique makes sure I have an even coat of product without altering the color of my nails.

-FAST DRYING: This product is extremely fast drying, which is awesome! I will use my hair dryer just to be sure that it’s all dry before I get dressed. I will wear loose clothing for the first day of my tan to be sure it doesn’t rub off in any weird places.

LEFT: Pre tanning (un-edited)
RIGHT: After applying Jergens Instant Sun at night and taking a quick shower in the morning. If you want a deeper tan, you can use a second coat!

INSTANT COLOR: You will have an instant color change in your skin and this will deepen over the next 6-8 hours. I try and tan at night before I crawl into bed so that when I wake up in the am, I can take a quick lukewarm shower and be left with the PERFECT glow.

Now go get your sunless, flawless, natural looking, streak-free TAN on babes! 

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