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Summer is here—and that means you can finally show off your arms and legs in your warmer-weather wardrobe! If you’re ready to add some color to your skin before slipping into your favorite tanks and shorts, consider using a self-tanner. Here, learn all about one such type of self-tanner—the self-tanning gelee—and how to apply it for a faux glow.
Looking to achieve a summer tan? It’s all about using self-tanner to help you fake that color. But it turns out you have quite a few different options to choose from. If you’re traveling, self-tanning towelettes could be good option, as they’re individually wrapped and you can just toss a few packs in your bag. Meanwhile, if you want to avoid getting color on your hands, think about using a self-tanning mist, since you can spray the color on without having to apply it with your hands. One self-tanner option worth trying this summer? The self-tanning gelee. Below, get all the details on this type of self-tanner as well as how to prep your skin for application and help maintain your fake summer tan.
Chances are, you’ve heard all about self-tanning lotions, towelettes, and mists—but are you familiar with gelees? Well, it’s time to get the 411. The L’Oréal Paris Sublime Bronze™ Self-Tanning Gelee is a refreshing skin-smoothing formula with alpha hydroxy acids and vitamin E that can be used to create a streak-free tan. The unique quick-dry formula leaves your skin feeling soft and smooth. What’s more, it’s non-tinted, applies easily, and dries quickly. Ready to learn how to use this self-tanner? We’ve got you covered with step-by-step instructions below!
Now that you know all about how this self-tanning gelee works, it’s time to learn how to use it! Follow the below instructions for creating your gorgeous fake tan—and use daily until you reach your desired level of color.
Step 1: Cleanse and exfoliate your skin. Before applying self-tanner, it’s a good idea to prep your skin by cleansing and exfoliating. Dead skin cells can build up on the surface of your skin, and these can cause your self-tanner to go on patchy—which we have a feeling is something you’d like to avoid.
Step 2: Apply an oil-free moisturizer to any dry areas. Again, you want to help allow your self-tanner go on smoothly so that your tan ends up looking even, not patchy. That means you should apply a moisturizer to any areas on your body that tend to get dry.
Step 3: Apply evenly all over your body. You can use your hands to apply this self-tanning gelee—or, consider investing in a self-tanning mitt so that you don’t get any color on your hands.
Step 4: Use sparingly around your ankles, knees, and elbows. These areas can be prone to dryness, so use a light touch when applying self-tanner to them. When it comes to self-tanner, less is definitely more!
Step 5: Wash your hands thoroughly once you’re done. You don’t want your hands to end up looking darker than the rest of your body, do you? Nope, we thought not! So, hit the sink after you’re done applying self-tanner.
Step 6: Let your skin dry completely before putting on clothes or makeup. Patience is key when applying self-tanner! Don’t go near your clothes or makeup until your skin has completely dried. When you are ready to get dressed, opt for loose, dark clothing to help prevent staining.
That’s it! Six steps to self-tanner application. Hey, who knows: Your friends just might ask you if you recently went on vacation!
After you reach your desired level of tan, use the L’Oréal Paris Sublime Bronze™ Self-Tanning Gelee once or twice a week to help maintain your results.