Find Your Best Bronze: Self-Tanning Tips You Need to Know!
Before You Bronze, Buy the Essentials
Ever end up with zebra-like stripes after layering a seemingly perfect application? We feel your pain! Fix the problem by thoroughly prepping your skin on your next try.
"The key here is to exfoliate and moisturize your skin before applying the self-tanner," said Bedrani. A gritty exfoliant like Soap & Glory's The Scrub of Your Life ($18; sephora.com) followed by a moisturizer like the Eternal Nomad Coconut Mango Body Butter by Illume ($20; illumecandles.com) will keep dry, flaky skin at bay. After applying your self-tanner, you may notice a faint smell as the DHA in the formula is activated. If the fragrance bothers you, layer on Xen-Tan's Scent Secure lotion ($32; xen-tan.com), and use Tanee's Tan Line Corrector Pen ($5; drugstore.com) to fill in any small areas you may have missed.