Exfoliating before using a self-tanning product is an essential step if you want to ensure a streak-free application with even color development. I have to admit, it’s pretty tempting to skip in the essence of time! What’s even worse is when you take the time to exfoliate before sunless tanning and your skin is coated in an oily residue which ends up botching up your efforts. Talk about watching all of your hard work go down the drain! Don’t get me wrong, I love the way my skin feels after an intense scrub with a little bit of oil left behind to soothe and hydrate my dry skin, but before tanning–not so much. In search of a better way to exfoliate prior to self-tanning minus the oil slick, Kristin and I tried out a few products to see if they were good candidates for the job. Here’s what we discovered:
I wanted nothing more than to taste this incredible body treat, it smells divine! Even though there are carrot and rice bran oils in the mix, Calypso Kitty absorbed right into my skin after use. With pineapple, mango, passion fruit, and coconut blended with dead sea salt, this is one of the drier salt scrubs I’ve used and it rocked.