As a fair-skinned gal living in the state of Georgia, I have always had to slather on the SPF to avoid getting sunburned during the South’s hot spring and summer months. I am a big SPF advocate, but there is one downfall to using all the sunscreen…I can’t naturally achieve the pretty, sun-kissed glow I want to have. So, what’s a girl to do? Invest in a great self-tanner!
I know that before I jumped on the self-tanner bandwagon, the thought of using one made me a little nervous and uneasy for 2 main reasons. I was first concerned about being orange, and the second I didn’t want a splotchy and streaky tan. I have tried numerous self-tanners, but the one I most recently tried left me the most impressed. I tried out Isle of Paradise a few months ago, and it gave my skin a beautiful natural bronze glow with no streaks! Cue The Alleluia Chorus!
Another perk is that it also stays on very well and fades evenly and naturally. I apply this 1-2 times per month during the cooler months, but I may up that as the weather warms up. I have used both the spray water and the tanning butter and drops, and I cannot decide which one I like better! Both give the same results. However, here are some differences I noticed between the two:
- The tanning water is “deeper” in color – The tanning butter can be customized to your liking with the tanning drops, i.e., if you want a cooler and more natural glow, use fewer drops. If you want a deeper and darker tan, add a few more.
- The tanning water is a spray – The butter acts as a moisturizer and leaves your skin soft, which I really like because I have super dry skin.
- The Tanning water required a mitt – The butter can be applied by hand just like you would your daily moisturizer.