I have used self-tanning products for years. As someone who is religiously slathered in sunscreen* whenever outdoors, my skin tone is very pale. But a warm glow reminds me of the summers of my youth and always lifts my mood. All I need is a hint of color. My current favorite brand to achieve a natural looking glow is Tan-Luxe. The brand specializes in a line up of products allowing for personalization. A beauty advisor at Nordstrom explained them to me and their unique applications to customize the depth of tan I desired.
I wanted both a traditional self-tanner (with results in a few hours) and a gradual self tanner to help maintain the original color (and good for every day use). This is where Tan-Luxe gets special. The self-tanner, The Water, is a hydrating water mist both odorless and easy to apply. I like to soften the edges of the application around knees, elbows and feet with my own lotion mixed in. The Super Glow Body is their gradual tanner in a hyaluronic serum formula. It’s an interesting texture and feels like no other tanning product I’ve used in the past. It dries instantly with no stickiness or odor.
The self-tan drops for face or body further the tanning process if desired. I customize the number of drops I’ll add to my own lotion depending on the depth of color I’m after. It’s always lighter on my face and much darker for my legs. I don’t want to look like I’ve been tanning in the sun. My goal is to knock out the winter pale and give the hint of a warm, sun-kissed glow.