My New Self-Tanning Routine

What I use to fake a tan | Love, Lenore

If you haven't already been able to tell, I'm naturally very, very fair skinned (Trey affectionately calls me translucent). Because of this and my mom having had skin cancer, I try not to spend much time in the sun, and am really good about wearing SPF. So, I rely on self tanning products to give me some color! 

I'd always heard that Tanceuticals products were amazing (in fact, they're often rated the #1 self-tanner), so I was really, really excited when they sent me their products to try. After testing them out for the past month, I really couldn't wait any longer to share my new routine with you! It's been a game-changer for me. Here are some things I've been looking for in a self tanner:

* Doesn't wash off completely after one shower
* Makes me visibly tanner after just one use
* Quick and easy application
* Doesn't have the "self tanner smell"

Read on for my routine, and to see if it checks all of these boxes!

What I use to look tan | Love, Lenore
Tanceuticals self tanning products
01 | Exfoliate
About once a week, I like to do an especially good exfoliation sesh. Not only do I use this scrub, but I'll also either dry brush before my shower or use these exfoliating gloves in the shower. This removes any dead skin (cute, right?) and built up self tanner, leaving you with a nice, smooth base to work with. It's important to spend a little bit of extra time on your ankles, knees and elbows!

02 | Apply Tanner
Post nighttime shower, I wait awhile until my skin is completely dry, and then I apply my self tanner. My absolutely favorite is the Tanceuticals CC Self Tanning Body Lotion. It's so fast and easy to apply (use this mitt, trust me!), doesn't have a weird smell, and you wake up in the morning looking so tan! And guess what?? It doesn't wash completely off the next time you shower! 🙌 #bless. After showering last night and just applying moisturizer (not self tanner), I'm still tan this morning :) I've been using the ultra-dark, but next order I'm going to try the dark, just to see what works best for my skin tone. I also really like their Self Tanning Mousse, but it's a more extreme tan, so I save this to use before photoshoot days :) 

03 | Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize!
Then the last essential is to moisturize like crazy to maintain your tan! Self-tanner is drying by nature, so you want to add moisture back into your skin. I've been using this Everyday Tan Extender every morning, and then if I need some extra moisture at night I just use a simple drugstore lotion.    

My self-tanning routine | Love, Lenore

I don't self-tan my face very often (I usually just use a foundation slightly darker than my skin, and also swear by lots of bronzer haha), but when I do want a little more color, this face self tanner is great!

I hope you guys got some good info from this post, and enjoyed the sneak peek at our not-quite-finished bathroom :) These products have truly been a game-changer for me, and it's so nice to have some color without spending the time and energy to re-do my tanner after every single shower! Everything on their site is on sale right now too, just sayin'! 😉

Thank you so much to Tanceuticals for sponsoring this post! After loving their products so much, I couldn't wait to partner with them. And, thank you to you guys for supporting my blog through clicking and purchasing through links, and being supportive of brands that I love! 

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