I don’t know about you, but I used to always get SUPER jealous of my friends with their amazing tans and bronzed bodies during the summer. I hated that they got to get a sweet summer glow while I was stuck with pasty white legs. Furthermore, I am one of the unfortunate souls that has a history of Squamous Cell Carcinoma, so skincare and protecting my skin from the harmful rays of the sun are an absolute must. Well not anymore!!!
The Rodan and Fields foaming sunless tanner is truly one of the BEST sunless tanners on the market. This tanner has given me such awesome, even color and it smells great too! To top that off, my all time favorite part – you don’t have to wear gloves!!!
Allure Magazine had this to say about it!
“Rodan + Fields Foaming Sunless Tan: This foam… prolong[s] color by decreasing cell turnover… the color lasted a full five days.”
This beautiful glow is super easy to achieve, and I am about to show you how!!! In just four easy steps you will be well on your way to getting the best bronzed skin around!
- EXFOLIATE - This is by far the most important step. The key is to slough off all of your dead skin so you can achieve an even tan that will last. The ENHANCEMENTS Body Micro-Dermabrasion ($30) feels is like an indulgence, but works as a therapeutic, multi-benefit skin treatment. For use in the shower or tub, this powerful micro-dermabrasion exfoliates, cleanses, and conditions skin in one invigorating step for all-over renewal and a smooth even look and feel. Harper’s Bazaar proclaims it will banish dry and flaky skin! This awesome all in one step can be done while in the shower or tub as said earlier. All you do is massage it into the skin, and rinse away! Easy peasy!
- APPLY SUNLESS TANNER - Protecting your skin from the sun is a must, but that doesn’t mean you can’t achieve a sun-kissed glow the healthy way. This lightweight, oil-free, mess-free sunless tanning foam applies easily and dries quickly. The Foaming Sunless Tanner ($24) contains a dual-active formula that ensures even, natural-looking color without exposure to the harmful UVA and UVB rays. It contains Rodan + Fields’ RF-Dcell technology, which is derived from dormant narcissus bulb extract, to “quench” the rate of cell hyper-proliferation and extend the duration of the sunless tan. Antioxidant vitamins A, C and E protect skin from free radical damage. The best way to prep the skin for application is to pat your skin dry after your shower, then apply a very small amount of the Daily Body Moisturizer to your knee caps, hands, and elbows (pretty much any area that is most likely to turn super dark during this tanning process). Start out with a few pumps of the Foaming Sunless Tanner, and massage it into your skin. A little goes a long way, and it’s always best to build up your coverage to get the perfect color your want instead of overdoing it to begin with (you can always add, but can’t take away). Once you have massaged the tanner into the areas you would like to tan, let it sit for at least 4 hours before you apply moisturizer to your whole body. If for some reason you get a little heavy handed, no worries, just use a cotton ball and some rubbing alcohol and rub that over the areas you would prefer to look a little lighter!
- MOISTURIZE – I am a huge fan of moisturizing. Frankly, I don’t feel complete without applying lotion to my body after a shower then again before I go to bed. The ESSENTIALS Daily Body Moisturizer ($24) tackles dry, flaky skin in a whole new way. It features our RF-Dcell technology to calm frenzied cells, normalize the rate of cell maturation and help make skin function more efficiently. The result: skin retains moisture and remains comfortable when challenged by climate and other environmental aggressors. ESSENTIALS Daily Body Moisturizer also contains humectants to rehydrate skin and dimethicone to help repair the skin’s natural moisture barrier. This lightweight, non-greasy formula absorbs quickly to smooth and soften rough, dry, bumpy skin, leaving it effectively moisturized all day long. It’s by far my favorite body moisturizer EVER – my skin has NEVER been this soft!
- PROTECT - Even if you don’t think you may see the sun on a daily basis, it’s still important to take steps to protect it. The ESSENTIALS Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Body Sunscreen ($24) is a lightweight, non-sticky and non-greasy broad spectrum sunscreen. It contains dimethicone to protect skin’s moisture barrier, antioxidant vitamins C and E to absorb damaging free radicals and anti-inflammatory ingredients to protect skin from environmental stress. What I love most about this Sunscreen is that I don’t feel like I’m wearing Sunscreen. I don’t get that distinctive smell, or texture on my skin after I’ve used it. I use this on myself AND my family regularly. Love it!
There you have it! In 4 simple steps you can achieve that bronzed glow you’ve been waiting for your entire life! If you’re interested in giving any of these products a shot, shoot me a message at thewannabehousewifeblog[at]gmail[dot]com, and learn about my Summertime Incentives, and how you can save 10% on your entire order AND receive free shipping! I am here to help you love the skin you’re in!
I am linking up with Carly and Molly for Funday Monday!