I’ve really bought into the daily sunscreen routinue for my face, neck and hands, but I just can’t deal with my ghostly white legs. In past years I would find the nearest park bench and toast my legs for a little natural color. Now that I know about risks for melanoma, skin cancer and that the sun makes my legs wrinkled and baggy, I’m always looking for a safe, affordable and easy solution. I’ve tried so many– moisturizers with self tanners, self tanning sprays, tinted moisturizers and whole body air brush tan. I liked this one but it cost $65 and lasted only a week– not a regular option.
This week I think finally found a great solution. The winner is– Sally Hansen Salon Airbrush Legs. It’s super simple to apply, doesn’t make a mess and produces a natural even color. Check out the pix. The leg on the right is my untreated limb. Is it really that pale? The leg on the left has been treated with a quick coat of Sally Hansen Spray in ‘Tan Glow” shade.
Here’s how it works:
I prepped my skin with an exfoliating sponge ( Buff Puff by 3M) and set up a drop cloth in my garage to prevent the spray from coloring the walls or floor. So not necessary. Instead of spraying directly at the legs, directions told me to spray it into my palm and apply the product with my hand. I was able to see where I needed more and where I needed to spread it out for an even color. And not a drop went on the walls or floor.
Unlike other self-tanners which had a chemical reaction that changed skin color, Sally Hansen Spray was really like a skin make-up– and easily removed with soap and water. In face, water alone did not disturb it– good news since I got caught in a downpour a few hours after I had applied it to my legs. I also tested out the claim that the product does not stain clothing. After waiting the recommended 60 seconds, I gave this tan a tough challenge– white pants. I slipped into a pair of white cropped jeans and was delighted to see– absolutely nothing. The leg tan spray stayed put.
And to make this product even better, this elegant tanner is just $12 for a 4.4 ounce bottle. I estimate there are at least a dozen applications, a super bargain of $1.00/tan. I will keep using it and will tweet the actual number of tans that I can get out of a single bottle. Sally Hansen Airbrush Spray is now a valued member of my Summer Beauty Basics Kit.