Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Sunless Tanners

I consider myself to be a pretty low maintenance person. I've never had a manicure in my life, I've only had a pedicure once (it was not a good experience, so I don't think I'll be getting another one anytime soon), I've never had a spray tan, never had a massage... and the list goes on. I'm a do-it-myself type of person. 

Well, a few years ago I decided to try a couple of different sunless tanners. The two I used the most were the Jergens Natural Glow lotion and the L'Oreal Paris Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Body Towlettes.

While I was pretty pleased with the color I got from both of these products, along with the ease of use, they both ended up peeling off of my skin after a few days, and I'd end up with orange residue on my bath towels, sheets, and clothes. I was not too happy about this! Plus, because it would come off so easily, even after I applied it, I'd have to wait for it to completely dry before I could get dressed.

Eventually, I got frustrated with the process and the fact that these sunless tanners were ruining my stuff, so I just gave up on it and embraced my paleness. But recently I've been hearing great things about some other products, particularly the Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Glow Pad. 

I like the fact that these are a pad because it's just so simple to apply compared to a lotion. My only concern is that I could have the same peeling problem I've had before with other products. I wonder if I just didn't moisturize enough, but I have heard from other people that they've had the same problem, so I guess it's not just me. 

Dr. Dennis Gross also makes the pads for face, so I think I might give this product a shot and see what happens. If I have the same results, then I'll know that my skin just doesn't want to glow!

1 comment:

  1. I've heard great things about the Dr. Dennis pads. Curious to see what you think about them. I'm addicted to self-tanning this time of year.