It has been awhile since I have self-tanned, and I figured it was about time to start again. I don’t think I have ever been this pale!Â If you know me, you know I’m always self-tanned, or in between tans, but never have I been this fair skinned. I’m okay with it, but trying to match my makeup to my skin tone has been a challenge. Â Below is my most recent progress. Â I told you I was pale!
If you havenâ€™t heard of Loving Tan before, they are a company based out of Australia. Their self-tanner has olive undertones and looks very natural. Â You won’t see any orange color with this self-tanner! I also love thatÂ they have all natural ingredients in their products.
I use both the 2 Hour Express Deluxe Bronzing Mousse in Dark and the Deluxe Bronzing Mousse in Ultra Dark! Â The 2hr Express does not come in Ultra Dark, only the 8hr Deluxe Bronzing Mousse comes in an ultra dark shade, but they are very similar shades.
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Comparing the Two Self-Tanners
In my experience, all of Loving Tan’s products are high quality and worth purchasing! When comparing these two self-tanners, it all comes down to the amount of time for the tan to set, hence the 2hr vs. 8hr.
Loving Tan 2 Hr Express
The 2 hrÂ express tanner is as it says, 2 hours and done. Â Well, not quite that simple. Â Once you apply all of the tanner using the Deluxe Applicator Mitt, let the tan sit on the skin for 2 hours (or more if you want the tan a little deeper). Â DO NOT get wet while the tan is on. Â I suggest wearing clothing to cover the areas you self-tanned while it is setting. Â After the 2 hours, you will want to shower off the leftover tanner on your skin to reveal your finished tan. Â The best part of the 2 hr express tanner is that it is easy to apply, and if you have any streaks, you don’t have to worry about them. Â You will just want to make sure to apply the tanner evenly. (You’ll know what I mean once you try it) Â Once you shower, the streaks will disappear
Loving Tan 8 Hr Deluxe Bronzing Mousse
The 8 hr Deluxe Bronzing Mousse is a bit different from the 2hr Express. Â You will want to put an even coat of this tanner on, trying to avoid any streaks. Â (I learned this the hard way once I used it for the first time) Â Once the tanner is applied evenly, you will not want to shower for 6 or more hours. Â The development time for this tanner is 8 hours, so I like to wait at least 8 before showering. Â I like to apply this tanner at night and wake up nice and tan. Â You will still want to avoid getting wet during the 8 hours it is setting, so again I suggest clothes that cover the parts of your body that you self-tanned. Â I do not recommend this at night if you tend to sweat a lot in your sleep. Â It will make the tanner uneven or streaky. Â Once the 6-8+ hours are up, you can shower off the leftover tanner and reveal your nice tan!
Which Self-Tanner Do I Like Best?
I purchased the 2hr Express self-tanner before any other tanner with Loving Tan and I LOVED doing the 2hr Express on Saturday mornings. Â I would shower and exfoliate using the Loving Tan’s Removing & Polishing Glove, apply the 2hr Express and do some cleaning around the house while it sets. Â I would then still have time to shower it off and get ready for the day before noon. Â After I purchased the 8hr Deluxe Bronzing Mousse I found myself showering and exfoliating at night and applying before bed. Â I guess it comes down to what I’m feeling for the week. Â If I want to tan during the week and not have to shower twice in a morning, then I will do the 8hr at night. Â If I have time to spare on the weekends, I will do the 2hr Express. Â Sometimes, I just want to be lazy on Saturday mornings, so if I had to choose, I prefer the 8hr Deluxe Bronzing Mousse over the 2hr.
I always keep both on hand, just in case. 😉
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