Lately I’ve been trying out a new self tan, and I’m so excited about sharing this with you!! Although I am not a heavy self tan user, I’ve tried my fare share of self tans! I think it’s a great quick fix to look that extra bit better with very little effort before special occasions. Eyes seem brighter, teeth seem whiter and the figure seem a smidgen slimmer as well ;) I was initially intrigued by this self tan because of the fact that it’s a spray, which I haven’t tried before. When I noticed it doesn’t contain any parabens either, I was all over it!! :D
Left leg with SunSpa – right leg without SunSpa (I never thought I’d ever write this on the blog, but notice the colour on the toes!!)
|♥ Does not need rubbing which makes it easy to apply and eliminates the possibility of uneven and blotchy results.||✖ You ought to avoid contact with water or perspiring for 8 hours while your tan develops, meaning no work outs – maybe this should’ve been a pro ;)|
|♥ The spray gives an air brushed effect around difficult areas like the feet and hands as opposed to creams and mousse self tans.||✖ Wears off farely quickly (3-4 days).|
|♥ SunSpa is easy to apply to the back even on your own.|
|♥ A self tan session is done in 10 minutes, whilst creams and mousse self tans normally takes longer to apply because of the rubbing interrupted by hand scrubs every 3 minutes.|
|♥ Does not contain parabens, which are harmful chemicals linked to cancer.|
|♥ Gives a natural colour because of the combination of DHA and Erythrulose, which both react to the proteins in the top layer of your skin without leaving any orange dye residue.|
|♥ SunSpa don’t contain any added dye, so the colour won’t show until a few hours after application – which is a good thing for your skin and the colour.|
|♥ Doesn’t smell like a self tan.|
|♥ Leaves skin soft and nourished by E-vitamins and Aloe Vera.|
What are parabens, and why should you avoid them?
Parabens are chemicals added to products acting like preservatives, which we absorb through our skin. There have been studies that say that it is potentially dangerous and that have linked parabens to cancer and rosacea amongst other illnesses. I have chosen to take the precautionary route and not use products containing them when I can help it, and so should you ♥
I was a bit nervous about the whole spraying thing as I’ve only been using mousse and creams in the past, but not only am I a convert – I’m totally in love!! The spray gives the most natural air brushed effect on difficult areas like feet and hands and it also makes it easy to apply to the back without help, and the colour looks exactly like a real tan – and it doesn’t smell!! They do another one which is slightly darker in colour as well which I’ve got to get, and they also have a sports one which doesn’t smudge if you work out which I think I’ll have to get as well! :D
I got it at Makestyle, who also have the other two sprays as well!