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Get A Movie Star Tan At Home: How To Apply Self Tanner

Get A Movie Star Tan At Home: How To Apply Self Tanner

Give yourself that summer glow all year long and avoid the damaging effects that a regular IRL tan from the sun will do to your skin with an at-home self tanning routine. There are many self tanning brands out there, but I recently discovered Golden Star Beauty and I absolutely love that they source the finest certified organic ingredients in their tanning line. The products are free of harsh chemicals, cosmetic colors, gluten and parabens and they are vegan and made in the USA. The biggest thing for me is that their products are cruelty-free and NEVER tested on animals and they’re a local Florida brand that is based right out of Pompano Beach! I have partnered with them and have a 15% off discount code that you can use on their website or over on Amazon, just type ‘KEYLIME15‘ in the discount code box to save on your order! Are you new to the self tanning game? Don’t worry, I got you! Here’s everything you need to do to have that perfect movie star glow. If you still have questions, they also have an FAQ Section on their website as well!

Exfoliation is Key

In order to have the best tan possible, exfoliate your skin the day before you apply so you can buff away dead skin and apply the tan on smooth skin. I recommend buying this two-pack which includes a hand brush for the easy to reach areas and a back scrubber. When you exfoliate, the tan applies better and it elongates the life of your tan.

Apply on Smooth Skin

The self tanner will look better if you apply on smooth skin! Shave at least 5-6 hours prior to self-tanner application. If you wax, be sure to wax at minimum 24 hours prior to application.

Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize!

Moisturizing is key! Be sure to moisturize with an oil-free product DAILY in order to lock-in your tan. The moisturizer that I use that is also dermatologist approved is the Cerave Moisturizing Cream. I have been using the Cerave line since I was a teenager and I swear by it!

What Products You Need

The basics that you need in order to apply your self tanner are the Self-Tanner Lotion with Application Mitt and the Face Self-Tanner.

Want your tan to last as long as possible? You can also purchase the Tan Extender Lotion which helps prolong your tan. The Tan Extender is applied like a body moisturizer and helps deepen your glow for a few more days. The extender develops over the course of a day and doesn’t need to be washed off like regular self-tanner.

How To Apply the Facial Serum

The bottle says to use 2-3 pumps of the facial serum to apply to your face and neck, however I use 5. Apply product to your fingers and spread evenly along your face and neck. Wash your hands immediately after finishing so the product doesn’t stain your hands.

How To Apply the Self Tanner Lotion

Apply a thin layer of lotion evenly directly onto skin. Put on application mitt and rub lotion into skin in a circular motion. Be sure to get tops of hands in feet when applying. Allow lotion 24 hours to set. This tanning lotion is buildable in which you can apply another coat or two of it in following days in order to get your desired shade. Do not apply all coats in one sitting. Wait 24 hours before applying an additional layer for a darker tan.

Do you use self-tanner or are you new to the self-tanning game? What are the products you use? Comment below!

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