This post was compensated by QVC + St. Tropez. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Before I had Sofia my goal for the summer was always to get a wonderful golden tan and enjoy the beach or pool as much as possible. The moment I became a mom that relaxing time when I got to do just that has definitely disappeared, but luckily I have found an amazing product that allows me to get a tan at home without the scariness of getting burned or getting skin damage due to the sun.
I had heard about St. Tropez for the longest time and many of my friends raved about. Finally one day I decided to take the plunge and once I did I was hooked. At first I began utilizing the tanning mist to get my feet wet with tanning at home, and when I began feeling more comfortable and adventurous I upgraded and got the St. Tropez hand-held spray tan machine.
Ladies, once I got this I felt like I was at a real spray tan location and the best part is I can do it all on my own. You might think how in the heck can she do that, but the truth is that the solution coming out from the machine is very light that you do not have to worry about over saturating your skin and becoming darker then what you expected. If anything you can always ask your husband, friend or whom ever to help you get the hard to reach spots. 😉
Prior to Tanning:
Ensure you do not have any lotions or products that will affect your skin by exfoliating in the shower. Start your spray tan routine from the front of the body to the back, then the sides and then hands and feet. Make sure to have someone to assist you with the harder parts to reach.
Front of body: Stand facing forward with arms loosely hanging beside the body, not touching, and feet slightly apart
Face/Neck/Shoulders: Spray left, center and right side of your face. Hold your breath and close your eyes.
Chest & Abdomen: Keep machine straight and spray from the front of the shoulder all the way down, ending at the underwear line.
Arms: Starting at either the left or right arm, ensure the palm of your hand is facing downwards and work the spray machine from the shoulder to the wrist. Do no spray the hand. Repeat on other arm.
Front of Legs: Ensure legs are apart and spray downwards from the underwear line to the ankle, overlapping each stroke. Do not spray the feet. Repeat on the other leg.
Back of Body: Stand facing backwards, legs separated and arms loosely hanging to side.
Back of Neck: Tilt head downwards and spray side to side, overlapping each stroke.
Back & Shoulders: Work spray from left to right, just above the shoulder down the back until the underwear line. Overlap each stroke.
Back of Arms: Starting at either the left or right arm, ensure the palm of your hand is facing downwards and work the spray machine from the back of the shoulder to the waist. Repeat on other arm.
Butt & Back of Legs: Bend your knees and spray the crease of the butt, then work from left to right and downwards from the underwear line, done the leg to the ankle. Overlap each stroke.
Sides of the Body: Face your body to the side and position the body with the leg furthest away so that the knee is belt and move the front leg slightly. Lift arm above head and complete one side of the torso and legs before turning. Repeat on other side.
Sides of Legs: Start with back leg, first spray down the inside of the leg until you reach the ankle. Then spray the outside of the front leg from the hip to the outer ankle. Repeat on other side.
Feet: Hold the gun 15 inches away for a finer application and spray feet.
Hands: Place palms of hands together and ensure they are not touching,, and lightly spray each hand 3 times from left to right.
Once all had been completed, check the whole body for unevenness. Wipe over finger and toe nails, palms of hands and soles of feet with a cleansing wipe, and in addition your lips.
After completing turn on the heat function to dry and seal the bronzing mist before getting dressed. After tanning your tan will develop, but wait 4-8 hours until your rinse off the color in the shower.
Below I have an amazing video of how to use the St. Tropez Pro-Light Portable Spray Device to make your life that much easier. Thank you so much for following and let me know what you think after your first time using it. I promise you will love it. <3