Self Tanner Application Made Easy

Self Tanner Application

While we have mentioned organic self tanners here a time or two, it occurred to me that we hadn’t talked application.

I’ve had numerous questions on the subject of avoiding streaks and settling when applying self tanner. Since I’ve been doing this a long time and have my system down, thought I’d share. As easy as applying body lotion or face cream. Here you go:

Applying Self Tanner to Body

Begin at the bottom and work your way up. I start by applying about a nickel sized amount of tanner to each calf. Once this is about half way rubbed in, I make one pass over tops of feet, ankles, and fronts and backs of knees. This way these areas receive a smaller amount of tanner, which prevents streaks or darker settling on knees and ankles. Next, thighs. Then stomach and back. Finally, arms are done same as legs; focus first on lower and upper arms, and finish with a quick pass over elbows and insides of arms.

Best organic self tanners for body are Lavera Organic Sunless Tanning Lotion and True Natural Perfect Tan Vanilla Mandarin.

Applying Self Tanner to Face

The natural face tanners I use are truly so good that I apply as I would my daily moisturizer. Do try to be even about it. Afterward I lightly wipe over my brows and lips with a towel to ensure no tanner has settled in those spots.

Best organic self tanners for face are True Natural Anti Aging Face & Body Tanner and Perfect Tan Facial Tanner.

That’s it. Not tough, you just need to work the system.


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Written by Liz Thompson

I am an organic beauty expert, writer, and mom of two young environmentalists who can already spot a toxic product when they see one. Read more about me at Organic Beauty, and find me on , Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook.

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