In the past week, I’ve raved about Chocolate Sun, a luxe line of all-natural, organic tanning products, to not one but six different friends – including two brides-to-be and two mamas-to-be. So I thought it was high time I shared my secret for a healthy glow here too, especially as warmer weather finally allows us to bare our legs.
My first experience with Chocolate Sun was five years ago at an Austin spa, where we received spray tans before one of my best friend’s weddings. I loved that the ingredients were filled with vitamins and antioxidants that created a truly healthy and natural-looking tan. No fumes lingered in the air (unlike most spray tans, Chocolate Sun is water and aloe-based). No sticky feeling was left on my skin. No overpowering smell afterward. Instead, the smell was actually a very pleasant, faint cocoa butter scent. So last summer, when I was looking to get a healthy glow but wanted to stay away from the chemical-laden spray tans and sunless self-tanners, I looked up Chocolate Sun and discovered they had an entire line of do-it-yourself products. I immediately ordered a bottle and have never looked back. Where else can you find a healthy tan that is actually good for your skin?
I use the Cocoa Glow formula, which includes a blend of botanicals and herbs as well as shea butter, coconut oil and aloe. I put it on at night just like a moisturizer all over my body and face–no special process–then wash my hands after. The result? Streak-free, sun-kissed skin. Yes, it’s that easy!
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