Suntegrity Self Tanner: Get Bronzed without the Sun

Suntegrity Self Tanner: Get Bronzed without the Sun

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I have to admit that I have never been one to self-tan but man am I on the bandwagon now! It always looked way harder than it was and I was used to seeing streaks or having to deal with a smell that was less than satisfying. Enter Suntegrity Self Tanner! This formula is super easy to apply (even for a first timer like me) and does not have the typical strong tanning bed like smell. Amazon it HERE.

The Gist: 

  • Common self tanners include many harmful ingredients including parabens, fragrance, formaldehyde, BHT (endocrine disruptor) and others. 
  • One note on formaldehyde. Formaldehyde almost never shows up on an ingredient list as "formaldehyde." Look for it in the form of: quaternium-15, DMDM hydantoin, imidazolidinyl urea, diazolidinyl urea, sodium hydroxymethylglycinate, 2-bromo-2-nitropropane-1,3 diol (Bronopol) and several other preservatives are listed. (From Beautycounter's Never List.)
  • Suntegrity is an awesome company that prides themselves on performance and high quality sun protection. The founder's mom lost her life to skin cancer and she was on a mission to provide sun protection without all the chemical blockers using that actually works.
  • What I love about this Suntegrity self tanner is that it is full of antioxidants to improve skin repair, botanical extracts and vitamin E to support hydration and more youthful skin. 
  • How do you get that beautiful bronze? From Vegetan or DHA from sustainably sourced sugar beets. 
  • This formula is hydrating, non-greasy and smells really good! Unike other self tanners, I am not worried about walking around smelling like a tanning lotion bottle. Also there was zero residue on any clothing or sheets. 
 
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How to apply:

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  • Shower, shave and exfoliate (I love to exfoliate with this Lemongrass Sugar Body Scrub) and let your body completely dry. 
  • Smooth all over your body in long upward motions so that the formula spreads out. 
  • Let it completely dry on your skin before getting wet, sweating or putting clothes on. 
  • I applied at about 7pm on a Friday and saw a nice glow the next morning. I applied again about 8 hours before an event on Saturday (the next day) and go the perfect glow I wanted!
  • After that I apply about once a week to get back to that double application glow!
  • Tip: For areas that have curves, or are not as smooth as legs and arms, use less product so it doesn't clump and it can evenly spread out. 
  • I purposefully left a clear line high up on my wrist to try to capture the tan (see picture).
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Sugar Cleansing with Jess Suchan

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