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My Weekly Tanning Routine

I can’t believe I haven’t already documented this for the blog. Obviously I share a lot of my beauty routines on my IG Stories, but thought it would be good to document the full process and answer some of the frequently asked questions in a post so it’s always easily accessible. This also serves as your reminder to indulge in some self-care, whatever that means to you, sometime soon. Now that I’m 8 weeks postpartum and feeling SO much better, I’m hoping to get back into some of my rituals that help me feel and look my best. For me, having a tan (& hydrated skin in general) makes me feel my most confident so it’s actually important for me to do things like self-tan. 

Okay, let’s dive into it. If I missed anything feel free to leave a comment down below OR just send me a DM!

For the sake of ease, let’s call Day 1 Monday.

Monday: Exfoliate in the shower, focusing on areas like my knees, elbows, and feet. I use Nº28 Exfoliating Body Polish. Out of the shower, I apply Nº32 Hydrating Self-Tanning Cream all over my body. Wait 5-10 minutes for my skin to dry then get dressed for the day. For my face, I use Nº12 Bronzing Face Drops (5-6 drops) on top of my moisturizer.

Tuesday: Apply Nº32 Hydrating Self-Tanning Cream again to build a deeper color. Depending on how much color I want on my face, I might use Nº12 Bronzing Face Drops again or just skip. 

Wednesday: I don’t self-tan again. Instead, I’ll use Nº14 Conditioning Body Cream all over to keep my skin super hydrated. This helps prolong your color, as it prevents your skin from cracking. 

Thursday: Apply Nº32 Hydrating Self-Tanning Cream to maintain my color. I will also do 5-6 drops of Nº12 over my face moisturizer to keep my color and glow alive. 

Friday: Apply Nº14 Conditioning Cream all over. If I feel like being super tan for the weekend I’ll add a layer of Nº32 OVER this. Applying Nº32 over Nº14 is a good way to help blend hard areas like hands, feet, knees, etc. since it creates a barrier between the product and your skin. 

Saturday: Apply Nº14 Conditioning Body Cream all over. Add 5-6 drops of Nº12 Bronzing Face Drops either into my moisturizer OR on top my moisturizer depending on how deep I want my color to develop. 

Sunday: Exfoliate in the shower with Nº28 to help remove any areas that are starting to fade or look like they need a fresh new coat of color. 

REPEAT

This routine has worked really well for me in terms of keeping my color consistent without feeling like I have to go out of my way to tan. That’s the thing about self-tanners in general that I don’t like. I never want to feel like I have to carve out dedicated time just to self-tan. The products I have developed for + Lux Unfiltered are designed to seamlessly integrate into your existing routine so it doesn’t feel like such a chore. 

Also, I have spoken to countless people who use the products differently within their routine. Some people use brushes to apply their self-tanner, others mix the product with serums, the possibilities are endless. Would love to hear how any of you guys use + Lux Unfiltered products in your self-care routines!

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