How to Apply Fake Tan At HomeFake tan is a great way to get the summer glow you want without exposing your skin to the sun. Here are some of our favorite fake tan products, as well as tips for getting a great fake tan at home
Cherie is an online community of beauty lovers sharing their stories; whether that's their favorite products, makeup tutorials, or skincare routines. Download the app today to be a part of #BeautyWithoutBarriers and show the world what beauty means to you!Summer’s coming up, and for many people that means it’s time to start working on a nice golden tan. While it feels good to sit and tan in the sun, the direct exposure to UVA and UVB rays can be very harmful to your skin. Fake tan is a great alternative, as it allows you to get the look you want without any risk of sun damage. It’s easy to do a DIY fake tan at home - we’ve rounded up the best fake tan products and some tips to help you get a beautiful summer glow. Tips For Applying Fake TanIf you haven’t applied your own fake tan before, it can be tricky to make it look natural. Here are some tips to help you get a beautiful fake tan. - Start by exfoliating your skin thoroughly after you get out of the shower. Fake tan goes on much more evenly when your skin is smooth and there aren’t any patches of dry skin. - Remove hair from areas where you’ll be applying fake tan, as that can also prevent it from going on evenly. - Add a light moisturizer to dry patches of skin just before applying your tan. Avoid using a moisturizer that’s heavily scented, as the scent can actually affect the way the tan goes on. - The best way to apply fake tan is by using a tanning mitt. Distribute the product evenly on the mitt before applying to reduce the chances of it going on patchy. - If you can, have someone help you to ensure you don’t miss any spots on the back of your body. A full-length mirror will also be very helpful. - Wear something very loose as the tan dries. This will prevent your clothing from accidentally rubbing off any of the makeup. Our Favorite Fake Tan ProductsSt. Tropez Classic Bronzing MousseThis lightweight mousse has long been a favorite among self-tan enthusiasts, and it’s easy to see why. It goes on and blends very easily, and dries quickly so you can get on with your day after application. The color is very natural, without any harsh orange undertones. It also doesn’t have a smell, which is a common complaint with many self-tanning products. It’s made with natural ingredients and doesn’t contain harmful parabens or sulfates.
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ST.TROPEZClassic Bronzing MousseTan-Luxe Wonder OilThis tanning product is very unique and is a great option for those that are looking for a very lightweight tan. It has a cooling rollerball applicator, so it’s easy to apply and can soothe the skin as well. The formula is infused with natural oils that hydrate the skin and keep it looking healthy and smooth, and it’s also completely vegan. The product is buildable, so it’s easy to maintain your glow and reapply throughout the day. The result is a healthy glow that doesn’t look overdone.
TAN-LUXEWonder OilClarins Self-Tanning Milky LotionThis is another hydrating bronzing lotion that is perfect for a natural healthy glow. The milky texture makes the lotion very easy to blend, and it has a natural finish that isn’t too orange. This formula is also very hydrating, so it leaves your skin soft and refreshed after application. It’s dermatologist tested and is appropriate for all skin types. It also has a pleasant fig fragrance instead of the typical self-tanner smell.
CLARINSSelf Tanning Milk LotionVita Liberata Phenomenal 2-3 Week TanIf you’re looking for a dark and long-lasting tan, Vita Liberata is a must-try brand. The luxury tanning brand has a number of different options for every shade of tan. The Phenomenal tan lasts for two to three weeks and comes in light, medium, and dark shades. It is made with natural ingredients and doesn’t have a harsh fake tan smell. It contains fruits like papaya, lychee, grape, and melon, as well as cucumber, aloe vera, witch hazel, and more. All of these natural ingredients help keep your skin healthy and moisturized.
VITA LIBERATAPhenomenal 2-3 Week Tan: DarkDr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Glow PadIf you want to apply self tan to your face as well as your body, these pads from Dr. Dennis Gross are a great option. They are small towelettes that offer easily buildable color, so you can opt for a light glow or a very dark tan. The formula is also very good for your skin - it contains alpha beta hydroxy acids that help to exfoliate the skin, which helps the tan go on much more smoothly. It also contains moisturizers to help keep the skin in good condition, so the fake tan stays on for longer.
Dr Dennis GrossAlpha Beta Gradual Glow Pad Self-Tanner for FaceJames Read Sleep Mask TanThis is another excellent self tanner for face. This gradual tan develops over several hours and can be left on overnight. It also has anti-aging benefits and is very hydrating, so it nourishes the skin and keeps it healthy. It doesn’t have any fragrance and has a light serum consistency. It is also very easy to apply, blends easily, and doesn’t stain skin.
JAMES READSleep Mask Tan BodyUltimitt Self Tanning MittIf you self tan regularly, it’s important to have a good mitt. This reusable option from Ultimitt is a favorite among self tan enthusiasts because it is very durable. It’s also designed not to absorb product, so it prevents waste and makes it easier to apply the product. It is machine washable, so it is very easy to clean. The texture of the mitt also prevents streaking and helps your tan go on more evenly.
THERMALABSUltimitt Self Tanning Applicator Mitt: Reusable Streak-Free Bronzing Sunless Tan Application GloveInstead of risking sun damage, try doing a DIY fake tan at home this summer. These fake tan products will help you get a nice natural glow.
THE EASIEST BUN!
Life gets busy, hair gets greasy, and sometimes you just need a hairstyle that is out of your way but still so simple and cute. Here is the easiest low bun ever! ✨put your hair into a bun but don’t pull all the way through ✨take the tail, wrap around the scrunchie and tuck in the bottom THATS IT! I said it was easy didn’t I?! Give this a try💗 Xo, Johanna
Why I Decided to Ditch My Clarisonic Brush
Back in the day, my clarisonic - MIA 2 FACIAL CLEANSING BRUSH was my go to. I started using it religiously (daily). Well, deciding that once a day was way too much to use an abrasive electronic brush on my face, I decided to only use it when needed. When I would use it here and there, almost every time I would breakout. I tried using brand new heads, replacing the heads regularly, etc. In contrast of my personal experience with this brush, much research is shown that these brushes can damage the acid mantle, protective film and natural oils, and amino acids that are on our skin. Abrasive skin tools to me were just a fad and now that we have come so far with knowledge on a healthy skin care routine, we should focus on products that effect the skins beauty from within by using appropriate ingredients that penetrate the skin and change it from the inside out. To me, a deep clean from a brush is not worth me breaking out. I would rather use a chemical exfoliant (such as The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution ) or a gently microdermabrasion paste/wash (such as philosophy - The Microdelivery Exfoliating Facial Wash ) when needed. What is the go to way to exfoliate your face? Also, has anyone had the same experience with Clarisonic brushes or face brushes in general?
this isn't a lipstick 👀💋
I did a little video with some of my favorite reds a little while ago, but I feel like NYX - Intense Butter Gloss in Apple Crisp deserves its own post! It's glossy, pigmented, AND affordable... we love to see it! 🙌🏾
Preserving My Curls Overnight
This is how I preserve most of my hairstyles overnight! I hear many people complain about how their bonnet or scarf is always falling off their head and ending up on the floor once they wake up, I was having the same issue! That is when I decided to create a wrap that would stay on throughout the night while protecting your curls. I hand make them myself and sale on Etsy (link in my bio) if you are interested! 😊
DON’T try these at home!
With so many self- proclaimed beauty gurus in the world today, it’s very easy to get sucked into the DIY trend. Most experts and skincare specialists will tell you these homemade concoctions are not as good as they are made to be. Here are 5 ingredients you should not put on your face and why. 1. Essential Oils- The fragrant portion of plants is what makes essential oils. Modern science has revealed how fragrant oils cause problems for the skin. In the long run components in essential oils can significantly irritate and damage the skin. 2. Lemon Juice 🍋- Lemons are extremely acidic, which will irritate your skin. You can experience excessive redness, dryness, and skin peeling. Using lemons on your skin can cause more damage then benefit to your skin. 3. Coconut Oil- This ingredient causes a lot of debate amongst my followers, but fact is a fact, coconut oil is highly comedogenic. This means that the oil clogs pores on your face. When you apply coconut oil to your face it lays on the surface and is not able to be absorbed into the skin due to its large molecules. It can cause breakouts, blackheads, and whiteheads. 4. Witch Hazel- Here is another debate stirring ingredient. A lot of my patients and followers swear by witch hazel because of its immediate results on absorbing oil on the skin. What they fail to understand that it is not only absorbing the excess oils, but it is also stripping your skin of its natural oils. This can be very damaging to your skin and it’s natural protecting barrier, causing unnatural sensitized and dry skin. 5. Toothpaste- Such a popular trend and so harmful to your skin. Toothpaste contains high levels of baking soda which will mess with your skin’s ph level. This can lead to redness and burning of the skin. Toothpaste is a horrible option for your blemishes and instead I would recommend THE inkey LIST - Succinic Acid Acne Treatment As tempting as it is to try natural remedies at home, do your skin a favor and resort to stabilized and researched ingredients and products.
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