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Alex Malek


Tanning Drops: Tips + My Routine

I mean does anyone even like to self-tan?? It takes forever, you can’t shower or moisturize for X-amount of hours after, you have to stay away from your white sheets, and it smells weird. I mean who would like that?? But, we all do it anyway because there’s nothing more flattering than a good tan, am I right?

Well, I am here to change your routine and your perspective because I found a product that eliminates all of the above problems. A few months ago I discovered these tanning drops and they have been such a game-changer for me! These tanning drops are different than other self-tanners because they are formulated with color-correcting technology, so they work to even out your skin tone. The finished result gives you a very natural, sunkissed tan (no streaks or weird smells!)

I have been using these drops every Friday and it has become something I always look forward to. I like to think of it as a little treat to myself to get ready for the weekend!

They are so simple to use. Here is how I use them:

  1. Take a shower and make sure to exfoliate with a loofah and shave. (I will use an exfoliating cleanser on my face well!)
  2. After you get out of the shower, be sure to dry off really well!
  3. Put a generous amount of your favorite body lotion in your hand. (You can use any moisturizer! However, I find this body butter to work SO well with it.)
  4. Add the drops to the moisturizer in hand. The more drops you apply, the tanner you’ll be. So if you just want a really subtle glow, apply two or three drops. If you want a darker tan, add four or five.
  5. Apply your moisturizer evenly. Just like you always would! (I also add a few drops to my face moisturizer ** and it has never made me break out or irritated my skin)
  6. Wash your hands. Don’t forget to do this because your palms will look weirdly tan for the rest of the weekend if you don’t! But if you forget to do this, don’t worry… I’ve been there.

**You can find my face moisturizer in THIS set and THIS set from Tula. (You can also try one of their Starter Kits if you prefer!) Both sets are already a great value, but you can use code ALEXSTOUT to get an additional 20% anything from Tula!**

That’s it! So easy, right?! My favorite time to do this is on a Friday morning because I find it leaves me with a nice glow and subtle confidence boost for the weekend!

Colleen Rothschild Body Butter

Like I mentioned before, you can use these tanning drops with any body lotion, but I love to use the drops with the Colleen Rothschild Body Butter. Why? Because it is an amazing carrier for color. Lotions that contain sulfates can break down the bronze color from self-tanners, which will make the tan not last as long. The Collen Rothschild Body Butter not only smells and feels like heaven, but it is formulated without Artificial Colors, Silicone, Aluminum or Sulfates, which makes it the perfect fit for the job.

I have been wanting to share these drops with you for SO long but they are always sold out so I am very excited to see them back in stock! They are available in three different shades. I have both the medium and dark. If I had to pick one color I would probably pick the dark, but to be completely honest, I don’t notice a huge difference between the two shades! They both create a pretty bronze color that will develop on the skin within a few hours (not even a tint of orange, I promise!)

With today being Friday (my tanning day:)) I will be applying these drops with my moisturizer. I’ll hop on stories at that time and show you the product there as well. There isn’t too much to show you because they are truly so easy to use!

If you self-tan, have you tried tanning drops before? If you decide to try them, make sure to thank me and let me know how much you love it!!;) Have the best weekend friends!

All my love,


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