I seldom (if at all) go out in the sun. Regardless of how ghastly my winter pallor has become, I just can’t bring myself to lay out in the heat, especially in my hometown of Phoenix, Arizona (things DIE out here!) Growing up in the desert has raised my awareness about the adverse effects of the sun- skin cancer, hyperpigmentation, and the chances of looking like a handbag by age 35… So I was beyond excited when my editors sent me the Sunless Tanning System by Kymaro. With key ingredients like antioxidant Green Tea Leaf extract and anti-aging Retinol, this self-tanning system bronzes the skin, while helping to maintain a healthier, more youthful appearance.
The three step tanning kit includes a gentle exfoliating scrub, stainless tanning lotion, and revolutionary light wand (which highlights the areas of applied lotion for even application). It’s mandatory to apply the lotion on clean, EXFOLIATED skin. Dry areas on the skin will soak up tanning lotions, causing a streaky, patchy appearance. So during my shower, I used a generous amount of Kymaro’s aroma neutral and gentle Body Scrub. I made sure to pay extra attention to drier, more exposed areas such as my elbows, knees, and ankles. After toweling off, I applied the dye and makeup free self tanner in even, circular motions, starting from my arms and shoulders, over my mid section, and down to my legs, working quickly but thoroughly. If you’re planning on tanning your back, it’s best to have assistance from someone, although I skipped mine because I’m heavily tattooed. From there, I went over my work using the light wand (in a dimly lit room), to see if I’d left any areas untouched. Surprisingly I had everything covered! *Instructions say to avoid showering, swimming, and exercising, as well as to avoid places where you may be exposed to a black light for 6-8 hours.
After waiting about ten minutes for the lotion to dry, there was absolutely no tell-tale odor of self tanner and my skin felt nourished and rejuvenated. The next morning, my skin was lightly bronzed without a trace of orange (my biggest gripe in self tanning). After two more applications, I achieved my desired look, which lasted about a week without touching up. TIP: After applying self tanners, always wash hands and wrists THOROUGHLY. In addition, if you have super dry skin, or are new to self tanners, try using a light body cream to elbows, knees, and ankles PRIOR to applying the self tanning lotion. This will provide an extra “barrier” of moisture, aiding in seamless application.
Kymaro Sunless Tanning System is available at UbuyEZ for $39.90 (one month supply).
Where to Buy: Online at UbuyEZ.com
*I received my sample of Kymaro’s Sunless Tanning System from 5W Public Relations.
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