Monday, June 22, 2015

Dealing with My Uneven Skin Tone with St. Tropez Self Tan Dark Bronzing Spray

Hey loves!

Okay. So the summer is almost over here in the Philippines... and some of you probably know that I don't like outdoor activities, so instead of getting a summer tan, my skin just became whiter. LOL

Still, my face and arms are still exposed to the sun during those short times that I'm walking outside to get to another building. I often wear leggings or maxi dresses/skirts so my legs are rarely exposed. But during the moments that they are, they look so weird because they look so pale! This has been an problem of mine. I usually apply a dark sheer foundation to make it look better but that's a bit of a hassle.

Good thing my loving sister who's in AU got me this product...

 St. Tropez Self Tan Dark Bronzing Spray

This was my first time to try a bronzing spray so I was pretty excited and at the same time clueless on how I should do it. The spray does have instructions on the label but, you know, I'm worried that I might apply it unevenly or something... :P

Anyway, here's a photo of my arm (I don't wax my arm if that's what you're thinking) next to my leg. As you can see, my leg is around 3 tones whiter than my arm. I want their colors to look close so that my legs don't look odd when I wear skirts.

And here's how my leg looks like after I sprayed it with  St. Tropez Self Tan Dark Bronzing Spray:

Looks better, don't you think? At least now my legs don't look like they'll glow in the dark as described by a friend. LOL

I think I'll get used to this color for my legs. :D

Here are some tips on how to use the product from the Sephora website:
Suggested Usage:
-Shake well before use.
-Hold the container approximately six inches away from your skin and spray with light sweeping strokes.
-Close your eyes and take a deep breath before spraying the face.
-To prevent staining of household objects, avoid over-spray.
-Dress after 60 seconds and leave on the skin for a minimum of four hours.
-It is preferable to leave the guide color overnight or for up to eight hours for best results.
-Apply every four to seven days to maintain the tan.
-Reapply to deepen or maintain color as often as you like. 

-Pressurized container: Protect from sunlight and do not expose to temperatures exceeding 50°C.
-Do not pierce or burn, even after use.
-Do not spray on a naked flame or any incandescent material.
-Keep away from sources of ignition.
-No smoking.
-Keep out of reach of children.
-Do not use for any purpose other than that which the product is intended.
-Avoid contact with painted or polished surfaces.
-This product does not contain a sunscreen and does not protect against sunburn. Repeated exposure of unprotected skin while tanning may increase the risk of skin aging, skin cancer, and other harmful effects to the skin, even if you do not burn.

Just follow the instructions carefully and you won't have any problems. I feared that it might look orangey, pinkish, or beigey on my skin but it turned out nicely. It doesn't smell bad after spraying and it doesn't stain my sheets when I sleep.

The fake tan from the spray will last around a week. I just have to spray again... It's easy to use and I like that I don't have to expose my skin to the sun... I don't want to damage my skin so much. I'm super thankful to my ate for getting me this. :D

Do you use bronzing sprays? From which brand? :)



  1. I've known of spray tans (who doesn't?) but I never thought to use it to even out the skin tone! My legs are glow in the dark, too! hahaha!

    1. Spray tan na yan! Haha! But I think finding the right spray shade is hard for you because your skin is way lighter than mine. Parang sayo dapat light olive or caramel-ish, not bronze. :P