Self Tanner Reviews
Want the perfect bronze glow without tanning? Read our self tanner reviews to find out why customers think Moisture Tan is one of the best self tanners on the market.
Self Tanner and BronzerWritten by: Sue C.'I just wanted to say this is the 2nd time I've ordered this. I've used it all summer, and everyone thinks it's a tan from being out in the sun(which I usually do). I've been recommending it to all my sun tanning friends. I love it!'5 / 5 stars
Self Tanner and BronzerWritten by: Teresa Hamlin'Moisture Tan is the best sunless tanner I've ever tried - no question. When I'm feeling pale, I rub some on my arms and face before work. By lunch time I have a beautiful tan - my face is a perfect color ... Awesome!'5 / 5 stars
Self Tanner and BronzerWritten by: Amy B.'Just received my order and I LOVE THIS PRODUCT! No orange, no tint of orange, your product is natural tan glow. Did I mention NO ORANGE! I have tried everything out there and now have found the holy grail of tanning. In 3 days I look like I've been to the beach! No clogged pores, no smell, just a beautiful tan. My skin is forever yours. Thank you so much, wonderful product and I can't be happier. Turned my sister on to the tanner and she is just as stoked as I am. Hip,Hip ,Ho-ray I need not look anymore, Moisture Tan Professional does what they say. Just as I was getting so use to being lied to! Thanks again for the fantastic tan!'5 / 5 stars
Self Tanner and BronzerWritten by: Michelle Oliver'Hello! I recently ordered your Moisture Tan self tanner, and I just wanted to let you know how wonderful it is. I love it because it doesn't smell like self tanner at all and it actually produces dark results. Thanks for the fast delivery.'5 / 5 stars
Self Tanner and BronzerWritten by: Tom B.'What difference your product makes!!! I have never seen any self tanner work like this! I have tried everything but the results from Moisture Tan are amazing. It looks like I go to the beach everyday!'5 / 5 stars
Self Tanner and BronzerWritten by: Nancy'This product leaves a natural tan look. Several friends thought I have been to the tanning bed. Sure saves me time and money. I really like Moisture Tan. Thank you.'5 / 5 stars
Self Tanner and BronzerWritten by: Cally'I am so excited to have found your product and relieved to stop searching for the perfect sunless tanner! My favorite one had been discontinued 2 years ago and I've been on the hunt since. Sensitive skin is my biggest issue and your product has not irritated my skin or caused any blemishes. Please do not stop making this product-its worth every penny! I have only needed to use it on my face, so that it matches the rest of my body and it looks so natural. Thank you for creating a product that stands up to its claims. Companies like yours are rare and a welcome breath of fresh air. Thanks!'5 / 5 stars
Self Tanner and BronzerWritten by: Eileen Overholt'I just received my order and want to thank you for the prompt delivery! And I'm happy to say I can use your product because it truly has no offensive odor. I'm chemical sensitive, so was wary when I ordered, but your money back guarantee made me try it. Thanks again for your prompt shipment!'5 / 5 stars
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Why You Should Drink More Water
We know drinking water is great for our bodies for SO many reasons:
- Improve Bodily Functions: every system in your body depends on water — at about 60% of the body’s weight, it is the main chemical component; it carries nutrients, flushes out toxins, keeps soft tissues moist and healthy, and keeps cartilage around joints supple
- Healthy Skin: your skin is about 60% water — staying well-hydrated helps the skin look smoother, healthier and less irritated; water helps with collagen production, too
- Weight Loss: drinking water can help with weight loss — studies have found that participants who drank a glass of water before a meal lost weight faster than those who did not (increasing water intake makes you feel full faster and it aids with digestion)
- Stay Alert: water keeps the mind alert and boosts the metabolism — even mild dehydration can make it difficult to concentrate and can sap your energy
How Much Water Should I Drink?
But are you getting enough of it? Our bodies are constantly losing water through breath, perspiration, and waste elimination. To keep your body functioning properly, you need to replenish that water supply. Your personal consumption can vary depending on your health, your activity level and where you live. For example, pregnant or breastfeeding women need to consumer more water than they did before. It’s also important to hydrate before, during and after exercising.
The Institute of Medicine suggests an adequate intake for men is about 13 cups of total beverages a day, women should drink about 9 cups. So the “eight 8-oz glasses a day” is still pretty accurate advice — and easy to remember!
How to Drink More Water
For a lot of people, the complaint is that it’s hard to drink that much water because it’s just so boring. It’s really best to avoid the flavoring packets/drops at the stores because of the high sugar and unnatural ingredients; and lots of evidence is surfacing about how bad diet sodas are for you. So … how to make good old water more exciting (and still healthy)?
- try sparkling water instead of plain
- make ice cubes out of pure fruit juice to add to still or sparkling water
- use frozen grapes as ice cubes
- add chunks of fruit (pineapple, watermelon, honeydew melon, etc.) to a pitcher and let it steep in the fridge for a few hours
- add slices of cucumbers or citrus fruits like lemons, limes, or oranges to your glass
- add muddled mint leaves
- make non-caffeinated herbal tea (mint, ginger, chamomile) into iced tea
Eating more of certain foods that are particularly high in water content is another way to stay well-hydrated. Foods such as strawberries, watermelon, cantaloupe, cucumbers, tomatoes, and spinach give you the added benefits of vitamins, minerals and fiber.
Have Trouble Remembering to Drink Your Water?
Set reminders on your phone if you’re having trouble taking a break to drink some water. For extra help search for “water consumption apps” and you’ll find cool stuff like:
waterlogged for iPhone
water your body for Android
and even the awesome HidrateMe smart water bottle that syncs with an app on your phone to track consumption — and glows to remind you that it’s time to hydrate!
Water works for you, the point is to drink a good amount of water and stay well-hydrated for healthy and happy skin, body and mind.
The Sun: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly
The sun. We wouldn’t have this beautiful world of ours without it, would we? The sun’s light and energy give us the air we breathe, the food we eat, and the weather and the seasons we enjoy. But it can also bring drought, famine and destroy fields, farms and forests. Our human bodies have had a similar “love/hate” relationship with the sun and its rays for as long was we’ve been on the planet. Basically, a little sun = good. Too much = bad.
- Vitamin D — essential for bone health and key to our muscle, nerve and immune system functions; but 15 minutes a day of exposure is all that our bodies need to keep production at a healthy level
- Mood enhancer — many people suffer from seasonal depression and low energy; doctors recommend increased exposure to natural light as the best cure
- Better sleep — exposure to sunlight first thing in the morning is a proven way to wake up the body and mind (and to keep the body’s natural sleep rhythms on track for improved night-time sleep)
- Tan lines — purely an aesthetic complaint — but who hasn’t stressed over how your tan lines don’t match up with the lines of your new sundress; or realized how goofy your “farmer’s tan” looks just as you take off your shirt to impress your new girlfriend with your beach volleyball moves?
- Freckles — sure Grandpa called them “angel kisses” and sure, some people look great with them. But for me, they lost their charm as soon as my middle school friends started pointing out how much I look like the “Wendy’s” girl. Or when I noticed that the freckles surrounding my lip make for a not-so-great moustache.
- Age spots, sun damage and wrinkles — just one more thing making you look way older than you actually feel….
- too much unprotected time in the sun can quickly cause severe sun burn and/or dehydration and heat stroke
- Skin cancer — this sobering fact from the American Academy of Dermatology: “On average, one American dies from melanoma [skin cancer] every hour. In 2015, it is estimated that 9,940 deaths will be attributed to melanoma — 6,640 men and 3,300 women”And this fact on tanning from skincancer.org: “More people develop skin cancer because of tanning than develop lung cancer because of smoking”
Practice Safe Sun Exposure
So although the sun has it’s pluses and minuses. It’s always best to practice safe sun exposure – always apply sunscreen and limit your time in the sun, especially during peak hours.
Summer’s here and many people who concerned about the health risks of tanning are turning their backs on the sun and tanning beds and picking up a bottle of self tanning lotion. Whether you’re using the Moisture Tan Self Tanner or the Self Tanner with Bronzer, follow these simple self tanner tips to a perfect, glowing, fake bake tan.
The Best Way to Apply Sunless Tanner
1. Take a shower or bath. While you are in there do the following:
- Exfoliate. (Recommended but not necessary) The chemicals in self tanner react with amino acids in the upper layers of your skin. By removing the uppermost layer (which would’ve sloughed off on its own soon anyway) you’re ensuring that the tan develops in a fresh layer that’s going to be around longer. Also dry skin tends to absorb more color, increasing the likelihood of an uneven tan. Exfoliating will scrub off that dry skin. Just be sure to exfoliate thoroughly, because the spots you miss will tan differently.
- Shave. This will make for a smoother tan, and it’s better to do before you apply self tanner rather than after. If you shave after the application, you risk creating splotches. If, however, you have sensitive skin you may want to avoid shaving before you apply the self tanner, or else your skin will get irritated.
2. Dry Off. It’s important that while you’re applying self tanner, your skin is completely dry. If you’re going to be in the bathroom, wait for any humidity from the shower or bath to subside. Make sure it’s cool enough wherever you are so that you don’t sweat for the next few hours.
3. Do some Prep Work. Massaging lotion into trouble spots (knees, elbows, feet hands, knuckles) before applying tanner may help to keep those spots from getting too dark.
4. Ready set apply. Use rubber gloves or if no gloves are used wash hands every five minutes including scrubbing under nails. Spread the tanner over your skin in circular motions, making sure not to miss any spots.
- Around the feet spread the tanner from your legs onto your ankles and the tops of your feet, and use as little as possible in this area. Don’t apply any to your toes, heels, or sides of your feet.
- Apply the tanner sparingly on your face and neck because that skin will darken easily. Don’t forget behind your ears and the back of your neck, especially if you have short hair.
- While most people don’t have tanned underarms, avoiding this area can be difficult, so it’s better to apply self tanner there and lightly wipe with a damp washcloth about five minutes later.
5. Lighten the Trouble spots. After you’re done with the tanner, apply regular lotion to the tops of your feet and blend into your ankle, sides of feet, and toes. Apply a small amount to your knees, especially just below the knee. Do the same thing to your elbows, especially the part that puckers when your arm is straight. Use a lot of lotion on your hands, and blend into your wrist. Rub your belly button with a cotton swab diped in lotion. This will prevent these spots from getting too dark.
6. Wait. Avoid contact with anything or anyone for the first 10 minutes. Don’t get dressed until dry (5-15 min) If that’s not convenient, put on loose articles of clothing. Avoid contact with water or doing anything that’ll make you sweat for the first 2 hours. Try to wait 8 hours before showering or bathing again.
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