Sunless Tanning Review: Tan Towels

Whoa. White legs. You are quite blinding.

The first few days of spring time warmth and the days start to feel like mini heat waves. Insert: the newfound ability to rock swingy skirts and lose the opaque black tights to bare your stems. You know, the ones that haven’t had vitamin D since last September? Those stems. 

 { Ignore the awkward picture, ok? Cool. }

{ Ignore the awkward picture, ok? Cool. }

The first few days of spring time warmth and the days start to feel like mini heat waves. Insert: the newfound ability to rock swingy skirts and lose the opaque black tights to bare your stems. You know, the ones that haven’t had vitamin D since last September? Those stems. 

 { Awkward picture. Oh well. }

{ Awkward picture. Oh well. }

It’s that time of year to switch your winter threads for your lighter floral and sleeveless dresses and we (I) all go into utter panic mode.

1) Ghost-like paleness is quite frightening to the eye.

2) Overcoming winter’s dry skin issue is also a problem.

Major dilemma.

Let me preface this by saying, I don’t normally support the gross unnatural tans, but when your legs are as white as mine you make exceptions. Lots of exceptions.

Legs, meet TanTowels. If they had a doppelganger it would definitely be a Wet Wipe and I kinda love it. I not only got a non-streaky, non-Oompa Loompa glow, but it lasted 4-5 days. Here’s what I did:

Need:

-1 full body Tan Towel Plus towelette (1/2 body ones are only good for just half your body, obviously)

-1 pale bod

Directions:

1.     Shower and exfoliate your skin. *Definitely shave your legs, as well. They don’t say it on the package, but it’s a must.

2.     Get nakey.

3.     Open the towel and in a circular motion wipe it all over your body. I started from my feet to my neck to prevent forgetting what I wiped.  (If you feel like the wipe is completely gone, flip it on the opposite side.)

4.      Let dry. Stay nakey for a little and let it completely dry or you’ll get that unwanted streaky look.

Personal tips:

-       Don’t use them right before bed. Use them at least 45 minutes before you go to bed. I’ve heard people get streaky when they get right into bed after application.

-       Wash your hands immediately after you use the towel to prevent streaking.

-       Use the towel lightly. I messed up my feet the first time I did it because I was rubbing a little too hard.

-       On areas that are prone to dryness (elbows, knuckles, etc.), moisturize prior to using the wipes.