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Beauty 8 years ago

best self tanner

You might have seen the title of this post and thought “best self tanner…like that even exists.” But I’m here to tell you – it does!

I have a confession to make: I, Lauren Sims, am a former tanning bed user. I used them sporadically throughout high school (for events, prom, etc) and then up until last year, I would usually tan one or two months out of every year. You know, once we get into the dead of winter and your skin looks like it’s never seen the light of day. *shivers*


Beanie | Tanning lotion body | Tanning lotion face | Slippers

I was always so against tanning lotions or self tanners because people I knew who used “tanning lotion” always looked streaky and orange. And I’d rather be pale than streaky and orange.

But last year I finally decided tanning beds aren’t worth it for a few reasons. 1) Skin cancer. That alone is reason enough. 2) I’m in my mid-20s now and would rather have my skin looking great into my 30s, 40s, and beyond, rather than be tan in the winter. It’s just not worth it. So, I started the hunt for the best self tanner.

Enter xen-tan. This is truly a self-tanner like I’ve never used before. No streakiness, no orange-ness and no stained hands! I personally love the dark lotion but have used the mousse and like that as well! What I love about this product is that it gives you a beautiful instant tan AND develops in three-ish hours into a deep more olive-toned self-tan.

The color I get from this self tanner is definitely more natural than the “I just spent a month in a tanning bed” look, but everytime I wear it, I have people ask me how I got so tan! It really is the best self tanner, and one bottle will definitely last you all winter! I put mine on about once a week.

Do you have any self tanners that you love? If you try this one out, let me know what you think!

xo Lauren

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