Tips for a flawless DIY tan
$24 for a 10-pack of half-body-size wipes at My Spa By The Park
(6312 Argonne Blvd., 504-482-2219; www.myspabythepark.com
ABOUT: These towelettes come pre-moistened with the precise amount of self tanner needed for a full- or half-body tan. The self tanner is a clear liquid that dries quickly and develops in two to four hours.
PROS: Application is quick and easy — rub the towelette over your body in a circular motion until the towelette is dry.
CONS: Because the tanner goes on clear, it's hard to tell if you missed a spot. The half-body towelettes were too small to tan half of my body; they would have worked to tan just arms or just legs, but when I tried to tan both limbs and torso, they ran out of formula midway through.
TIPS: A double-dip technique worked best for me: Apply one coat, let color develop, then apply a second coat to even out any streaks and deepen the color.
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