I have a very light complexion and when tanning by the pool or beach my skin goes from white to beet red. Because of this, I am forced to fake tan. As much as I love getting a spray tan, spending $50+ every 1-2 weeks starts to get pricey and time consuming. So, unless I have a special event or am going on a vacation, I fake tan right at home. This summer I came across Million Dollar Tan and decided to purchase the Cabana Tan Moisturizing Sunless Tanning Lotion after seeing all the great reviews it received on youtube. What peaked my interest most about this product is that it has the consistency and color of a body lotion, which means no more stained clothes or bedsheets!
Before applying the tanning lotion, I make sure to shower, shave and exfoliate (I learned the importance of exfoliating pre-sunless tanning the hard way). As soon as I come out of the shower, I dry off and apply the product just as I would a body lotion. I usually apply a thin layer and rub into my skin until most of the product is absorbed. I try not to apply too much product on my knees and elbows as those are the areas that tend to get blotchy. After applying the product, I wait about 10 minutes for the lotion to dry before putting on clothing. As with most tanning products, the longer you keep it on without showering, the darker the color gets. Because of this, I usually apply the product at night and rinse it out the following morning. You will start to notice a slight odor (your typical sunless tan product odor) about 2-3 hours after applying the product which will disappear as soon as you rinse off.
I love this product because it gives you a very natural looking tan, as if you just came from a month-long vacation, not Snooki’s house. The color stays on your skin for approximately 3-5 days and, if applied evenly, will wear off just as evenly. I highly recommend this product to those with light to medium skin tones. Happy fake tanning!