This post is in partner with Beauty by Earth. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Please read my disclaimer page for more information.
Many of you do not know this about me but I used to be addicted to tanning. My teenage and early twenties were dedicated to being the tannest I could be and really thriving on being outside without sunscreen and in the tanning bed daily! Not only has this left my 30 year old skin in a state of repair because I now have to fix those issues I caused my self but now that I KNOW BETTER, it leaves me pale. Sometimes, I just don’t wanna be pale. Sometimes, I want a little extra color and this has led me to researching different non toxic brands of self tanners. Y’all often comment about my coloring and honestly it’s all due to exfoliating well and using non toxic green beauty sunless tanners.
Why shouldn’t you use just any ole self tanner? Well, I challenge you to research the ingredients in the ones you would normally grab. Plug them into Environmental Working Group (www.ewg.org/skindeep) and see what the ingredients are linked too. The most common one is called DHA. This is an ingredient that I’ve found in several sunless tanners that mostly everyone knows about. A few years ago, ABC News lead an investigation that reported DHA has the potential to cause genetic alterations and DNA damage. Ummmm… no thanks! I want to get my amazing tan without all of that! Some of the studies reported that DHA can alter genes of multiple types of cells and organisms. Ya’ll, this is just ONE common ingredient in most mainstream self tanners.
After I found out all of this it led me to a company called Beauty by Earth! Want that sun-kissed glow but don’t want to spend hours baking in the sun? Their natural self tanner is the solution you’re looking for! You’ll get the beautiful, healthy tan you want without exposing your skin to harsh UV rays or the potentially dangerous chemicals used in conventional self tanners. I actually use their body tanner + the application mitt + face wash. I’ve tried to apply the sunless tanner without the mitt before and all I can say is that YOU NEED THE MITT! It gives the most flawless coverage and makes application super easy. I just drop it in the washer when I am finished applying. A few more wonderful things about the Beauty by Earth sunless tanner products is that they don’t have an overwhelming horrible smell, they don’t stain your clothes or sheets and the color is more of a bronze color verses orange. I always get SO MANY compliments when I have applied their sunless tanner.
I really hope that you take my advice and head over to the Beauty by Earth website and buy these products for yourself! Keeping yourself healthy is what’s most important and if you like being tan, these organic products are the route for you! One last tip that I want to leave you with, make sure that you exfoliate really well before you apply your sunless tanner, it will make it look better and last longer. Use code: LITTLESOUTHERNWIFE for 15% off your purchase.