If you live in Minnesota then you are no doubt enjoying the forecast. A weekend in the high 60’s and no end in sight is fabulous, but my pale skin not so much. It is, at the very least, short sleeve weather (and I know people have pulled out their shorts) and we here in the midwest are flaunting some serious “Casper” skin. There was a time when I would have gone running to the tanning salon, but those days are long behind me. Self-tanner is really the only way to go and it can be a smelly challenge. Tanners are tricky because the smell can change with every hour and no one wants to stink. And everyone’s body chemistry is different so it’s hard to recommend a certain brand. However, I think I have found one that should be suitable for just about every girl out there.
St. Tropez Tanning Essentials Self Tan Bronzing Lotion is one of my favorites. First and foremost, it features the trademarked “Aromaguard” technology which eliminates the tell-tale self-tan aroma by a minimum of 70%. I don’t know about you, but that pretty much clinches it for me. The smell is actually pleasant (again, on me. Everyone is different). This tanner is a salon inspired formula that is infused with aloe vera and long lasting color. It goes on smooth and spreads very evenly. The color is a rich, natural bronze that lasts several days, depending on how often you apply. I was very happy with the results and it did not streak on me at all. Plus, it was chosen as an Allure Magazine Best of Beauty.
And because we all, at times, make mistakes when applying self-tanner, St. Tropez has another amazing product. Their Tan Remover helps remove unwanted self-tanning product (especially fingers and palms) for up to 4 hours after application.
Both products available exclusively at Sephora
If any of you have suggestions for other great self-tanners, please share them. I know this is something everyone is always curious about. A good self-tanner is hard to find!