Get Glowing! My Favorite Sunless Tanner

I swear, Spring is right around the corner. Summer? Not so much. If you're like me, by this time in February you look like Casper and would do anything to get a safe healthy glow so you don't look like you've just been casted in the next episode of Vampire Diaries. 

I admit, I used to be a frequent tanning bed go-er, but I've tossed the habit and in recent years opted for a healthier, safer, at home method of getting a glow:

I use these 2 products together to get it right: FRANK Coffee Scrub (Original and Coconut are my favorites) & St. Tropez Bronzing Mousse.

I use FRANK to exfoliate before bronzing. It's simple to use and smells great. It's a coffee scrub that has sweet almond oil & plenty of vitamins and minerals to fight various skin problems. They say you can rub it on dry skin, but I'm not quite bold enough for that. I apply to wet skin and scrub gently. You are supposed to let it sit for several minutes but honestly most of the time I'm too impatient since you can't do much once you have it on besides stand in the shower. Sidenote: I use it on my face from time to time, and apply, lightly (very lightly) scrub, and then let it sit for a couple minutes before rinsing.

You'll notice that the scrub really makes you feel soft after (the oils are responsible for this), and bonus: if you are super sensitive skinned, their coconut version is made nut-free and is easier on your skin!

After I'm nice and exfoliated, I use a big self-tan applicator (not pictured) to apply the St. Tropez Bronzing Mousse on my body. For my face, I use a smaller applicator, and if I run out, I use a cotton ball. The applicators that St.Tropez sells are great and although they are a little pricey, you can rinse them and reuse with your next application. It goes on smoothly and because it's a mousse, you don't have globs of this stuff that you are trying to control. St.Tropez has tons of different kinds of bronzer but I opt for the mousse for that reason - it's light and airy and doesn't slide all over the place or collect in certain spots. You can later it to get a darker bronze, but be careful, like many sunless tanners this darkens in the hours after application. I would recommend waiting and reapplying if necessary after several hours. 

One more thing - wash your hands after applying! Even with the mitts you may not realize you have gotten it on yourself when opening the bottle or closing - so wash wash wash!

What are your favorite bronzers or exfoliation methods? Have any of you tried Frank or St. Tropez yet?

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