The golden rule to a successful faux-bronzing session is to put off rinsing the chemicals off for as long as possible. You want the agent to fully absorb into dry skin and “set” for at least 24 hours (48 is ideal). But beauty maven Josie Maran is about to change the tanning game: Her new Argan Self-Tanning Body Wash is meant to be applied in your shower, where it’s obviously pretty wet.
The particular formula, which dispenses out of any pump in a foamy mousse, is rich in moisturizing elements like aloe vera and her blend of skin-softening argan oil plus self-tanning adviser DHA. According to the instructions, you just pump the products onto a long-handled loofah (included from the package) — each section with the body requires one pump — and also swiftly rub the foam in circular motions. This whole process needs to be done out from under the water stream, so either shut your shower off or huddle inside far corner of your bath, like you do when the water suddenly turns a shocking its polar environment cold. Wait 30 seconds for your tanning body wash to penetrate your skin, then rinse. Post-shower you pat, not rub, your skin dry that has a towel, then follow with a moisturizer in it (Josie Maran’s Bronzing one will leave components of shimmer on the skin) to hold skin hydrated and smooth. Should you follow the directions correctly, your clean skin will glow that has a non-streaky, subtle tan.