[dropcap]I[/dropcap] f my thirties have taught me anything, it is that gorgeous sun-kissed skin doesn’t require hours of poolside lounging. After years of damage control, from a decade of direct sunlight, I’ve mastered the secret to maintaining my youth and streak-free resort style glow.
I put a variety of at-home creams, sprays, lotions to the test. I found a lot of great solutions for spray tanning that I can recommend but my overall pick for “Best Self Tanner” goes to: Neutrogena MicroMist Tanning, Sunless Spray, Deep 2. I use level 2 but if you are looking for a deeper tan level 3 is the one you want. If need a quick airbrush tan for an event I highly recommend Amy at The Spray Studio. She is lovely to talk to and her service is 5 stars.
Most self tanning sprays leave you tan for 3-7 days. Spray tanning is a great temporary fix for those times you need a tan and haven’t seen the sun in ages. For the price Neutrogena is my favorite pick because of the long lasting effects it has. It’s easy to apply and remove. Neutrogena lasts up to 1 week, longer than most competitors, and gives you quick results while protecting your skin. Maintaining a summer glow can be expensive, but for just $9.99 (prices may vary at drugstores) this bottled spray tan is a steal.
Having the right bottle doesn’t mean you will achieve maximum results with a quick spray and go. There is an art to perfecting the best spay tan techniques. With sunless tanning sprays there is a key essential necessary to maintain a perfect glow.
Now that you are sun kissed and ready for the beach enjoy your natural looking glow. When your tan begins to peel away I would repeat steps 1-8 to maintain your beautiful spray tan.
**** Please note: If you no longer want to maintain your darker shade exfoliate deeply with a great body wash. Scrub excess tanning spray from your skin. After 1-2 washes your body should be rid of your sunless spay tan.