How to Contour with Self-Tanner and Maintain Your Glow Longer!Monday, April 3, 2017
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With warmer weather here, I can't wait to get outside! Trips to the beach are in our near future, but starting off the season with deathly pale skin is not something I like to do, so I always use a gradual self-tanner like JERGENS® Natural Glow® to get some color first. This year I'm using some new products to get an instant subtle bronze, to contour, and to maintain my glow longer. Contouring with self-tanner isn't hard and I'll give you the step-by-step and show you exactly where to put it to enhance your natural curves and how to maintain it all summer long. Create Your Own Sunshine!
- JERGENS® Natural Glow® Instant Sun® Sunless Tanning Mousse
- A small bowl (not plastic)
- Large, medium, and small makeup brushes
- Inner thighs in a straight line to your knees
- Under your buttocks in a half-moon
- The sides of your waist, both front and back
- The undersides of your upper arms
- The outside of your breasts in a half-moon
- The insides of your breasts in a half moon that ends about 1/3 of the way over the tops
- Over and under your collarbones
When contouring the face, use much smaller brushes and the same technique described above: Use sparingly, start in the middle of the shadow, and feather the edges outward.
From the outside to the center, contour:
- The hairline around your forehead, stopping right above the edge of your cheekbones on the sides, feathered towards the forehead. Make sure to get into your hairline with the tanner
- The undersides of the cheekbones, from your hairline stopping about halfway across your cheek
- Underneath the jawline, feathering to the jaw on one side and the neck on the other
- The sides of your nose in a straight line, feathering outwards
- Underneath your nose, feathering to the tip
- For the most natural-looking color, be sure to exfoliate first
- Use sparingly on dry areas like knuckles, knees, ankles, and in between fingers/toes. Applying your regular moisturizer first helps minimize extra color absorption
- Smooth on evenly and thoroughly just as you would with any moisturizer
- Use a sunless tanning mitt to help apply all-over tanner to minimize hand staining
- For gradual glow moisturizers, use daily until you have achieved the desired level of color, then continue to apply 1-2x a week
- For instant tanners, apply evenly over a complete area. Use enough to cover a whole area of your body at once (such as an entire arm) using long, smooth, downward strokes for coverage.
- After applying, wash hands thoroughly, apply a small amount to the tops of your hands with a washcloth to help blend the color onto the tops of your hand
- Do not shower for 4-8 hours after application. Allow to deeply penetrate and build color. If possible, avoid wetting skin for 8 hours.
I feel more confident putting on those summer dresses and swimsuits when I have a little color to my skin. If you feel the same way, these products are the perfect way to get it!
Do you use self-tanners? Do you like an instant glow or a gradual build-up? Will you be trying contouring this year? I love to read your comments!