Practicing Safe Sun with Tan Towel

I’m not proud to admit that I am a sun-worshipper.  I don’t smoke anything, and I rarely drink, but I love to be in the sunshine, and I do think that I look better with a tan.  It’s not healthy, and as a skincare and beauty blogger, I really should set a better example.  Skin is our largest organ and needs to be protected.  I wear SPF on my face every day year-round, but I also lie out at the beach all summer, usually falling asleep without reapplying after swimming.  No one is perfect.

In an attempt to glow without ruining my skin, I turned to Tan Towel, an expert in sunless tanning.  My last tango with self-tanner was a cheap spray bottle in high school that ruined the white dust ruffle of my bed and turned me orange, something I didn’t want to go back to.  For sunless tanner to be worth the application and drying time, it has to be easy to apply and look natural.

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Tan Towel has been around for years, and they’re known for their easy-to-use tanning wipes.  They sent me their Face, Half Body, and Full Body wipes to try.  I decided to start with the Face towel first since it would be the easiest to apply.  It took about twenty seconds, and my skin had a nice, healthy glow for the next few days.  No orange, no streaks, no breakouts.  It was a lighter tan than I’m used to getting after a single application of self-tanner, but that’s a good thing, and you can easily build color by repeating the process over a few days.  It faded gently, rather than peeling off or becoming patchy – the risk you take when applying many self-tanners or getting a spray tan.

After that successful test run, I carefully tried out the half and full body wipes the following week.  I decided that the half wipes would be great for my legs, since it’s nearing dress and shorts season.  To make things easier and to ensure even tan distribution, I cut each towel into pieces before use: the half body wipe became two quarters, one for each leg, while the full body became five pieces, one for each arm, leg and a piece for my chest, back, and midsection.

I was apprehensive about trying out a new self-tanning product, but I’m glad I did.  Are any of these products fool-proof?  Of course not.  But Tan Towel products are definitely easier than most to use, lower-risk, and the safest to throw in your suitcase for a trip.  While I’ll still be spending a lot of time in the sun, I’m going to stick with their wipes and some sunscreen for a safer spring and summer.  When you gotta glow, you gotta glow!

Love, Me


*I received these products as a gift from Tan Towel, but all opinions expressed here are my own
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