We all know the dangers of getting too much sun from tanning outdoors or in tanning beds. It seemed that self tanners would be a lifesaver for those of us who adore the look of sun kissed skin. However, anyone who’s thought about trying one is likely a little apprehensive about choosing the best product. The only way to ensure you don’t end up with a full sized bottle of a self tanner that turns you orange or leaves streaks is to test out a few before you make a purchase.
Here are our latest deals, discounts and samples for a variety of self tanning lotions, and gradual self tanners. Some work with one treatment, others build up the color over a few applications. Try a few of these free self tanning lotion samples and you’re bound to find the one that works best on your skin tone and skin type.
As you are applying, here are a few pointers to help you get the best results from your self tanner:
1. Shower and exfoliate your skin right before you plan on applying the tanner. Use a body scrub or a loofah to help exfoliate. Pay special attention to rougher areas like the knees, elbows, ankles and heels.
2. Prior to application, use a little lotion on your knees, ankles, feet and elbows. Drier, rougher areas of the body tend to absorb much more color from the tanner than the rest of your body, so doing this will help you to avoid having the tell-tale signs of too much color in certain spots. The lotion will also help blend the color instead of leaving lines near those spots.
3. Wash your hands immediately after use. There’s nothing worse than orange palms or dark tanner color in between your fingers. If you don’t wash your hands, the tanner will start to color your nails, underneath your nails, between your fingers and your palms. By the time it shows up, it’ll be too late to wash it off!
4. After you’re done, wait to dress for five to ten minutes, or until the self tanner is dry. This will help the color to set in and will also help you avoid getting it on your clothes.
5. Re apply the tanner daily until you’ve reached your ideal color. But be careful not to go overboard. A nice basic tan looks great, but looking like an Oompaloompa doesn’t.
Well, it’s March! And it’s getting to be time to start thinking about getting ready for Spring! And, if you have a Spring Break coming up, this freebie will be just perfect for you. Get a free sample of Jergens Natural Glow moisturizer by signing up here.
This lotion is the one that gradually gives you a glowing tan – nothing too unnatural or orangey looking, just a nice, natural looking tan. Since it works over the course of a few days/applications, you dont’ end up with tacky streaks and drip marks like you do with other self tanner products. I’ve used this one a whole bunch and I really do love it.
This freebie will help get you ready for spring break like nothing else. From February 15 through the 25th, try on any item of swimwear at your nearest Victoria’s Secret store and you’ll get a free sample of Beach Sexy Lotion, their newest self-tanning/tinted body lotion. More details here.
I have a bunch of VS swimsuits, and I love them. I recommend trying suits from their Very Sexy or Forever Sexy lines instead of their Beach Sexy line (those ones tend to be a little more cheaply made).
Get four free samples of skin care products from AmorePacific by signing up here.
Get free skin care samples from DHC along with a product catalogue by calling 1.800.DHC.CARE. You can visit their website and request them there as well, but you’ll have to pay $2.00 in shipping. By calling, you get the catalog, the samples and no shipping charges. So, we recommend you just pick up the phone.
If you already use Vivant skin care products, you can get a completely free retail size skin care product by participating in Vivant’s special event tomorrow, January 14th, 2013! To be part of the event and get the freebie, simply post a photo of yourself holding up your fav Vivant product on either Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest (complete instructions can be found here). You have all day on January 14th to participate, so be sure to remember so you don’t miss out on this one.
This one says it will last for 2-3 days, but sometimes these types of offers tend to run out quickly. Hurry over to this page and sign up to get a free Weekender Sample Kit from Become. The kit includes six different skin care products and has a retail value of almost $40, so this is one to do asap before you miss out!
Remember that your details will need to be confirmed to ensure they have your correct address, number and email before they can send you the sample.
Hope you enjoy this one, everone!
Woohoo! I love love love having a suntan. But, I’ve been sticking to the sunless kind though to prevent wrinkles. So, lucky for us, this freebie offer from Palm Beach Tan is for either a tan in one of their tanning beds, or a free sunless tan in one of their booths. I would recommend you opt for the sunless spray tan. Besides being soooo much better for your skin, they are also more expensive (one of the reasons many women still hit the tanning beds). Usually, sunless tans are anywhere from $10 – $20 per tan, so this is quite the deluxe freebie.
All you need to do is ‘like’ their Facebook page here. Once you’ve liked the page, you’ll be able to access the form where you can request your free tan certificate. Bring it into a Palm Beach Tan location and voila, you’ll look like you spent a weekend in the tropics.
Darque Tan is giving away $25 eGift certificates to those who head over to their Facebook Page and click the ‘like’ button. Darque Tan salons are located in AZ, CA, CO, FL, MA, MN, NV, and TX, and the gift cards are valid in their salons. This offer will only be up on their Facebook page for a limited time, so, go here to get yours. The gift certificate will be sent via email.
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Dove’s new Energy Glow line is full of products that will help improve your skin’s radiance and health. You can request samples of their Energy Glow Moisturizer and Body Wash by signing up here. The moisturizer contains subtle self tanners that give your skin a touch of sun kissed color, helping take it from lifeless to energized. Try their Energy Glow body was as well to complete your look.
Ready, set, swim! Summer is finally here. To celebrate, from now until June 30th, you can get a complimentary TooFaced Waterproof Lash Injection Mascara as well as a TooFaced Sunless Tanning Lotion with any order from TooFaced.com. This promotion goes only through the end of the month (ends on June 30th). No promo code is required, simply visit this page to qualify.
Want to get a gorgeous bronze look before things heat up this summer? Get free tanning samples from BoothJuice.com by signing up here. They are a top retailer for top of the line premium sunless tanning lotions, indoor tanning lotions, sunless spray tan products and other spa and body care items.