I’ve used bronzer and spray tans and tanning oils on myself many times at home without issue. This year for the first time, I had a bad experience. I’m not here to insult the product that gave me the horrible streaky tan. I don’t blame that product or hold ill will. Instead, I want to talk about the product that saved me from an embarrassing time: Bioderma Photoderm Autobronzant Moisturizing Tanning Spray!
It was the day after I applied my bad tanning cream when I first noticed how weird I looked. My self tan was streaky and splotchy. There were weird lines on my legs, patches of not tanned skin on my arms and a big dark spot on my neck. I quickly rifled through my drawers looking for anything promising a great tan. My biggest problem was that I didn’t want something that would enhance the problem and make it more obvious. It needed to be subtle. That was when I found the Bioderma Tanning Spray in the bottom of my drawer. I had owned this moisturizing tanning spray for a while, and only tried it once. Since I remembered that it didn’t make my skin really dark, so I thought this could be it.
The Bioderma Tanning Spray is an aerosol spray. Most tanning products are oils, mousses or other products, so this was very different. The spray is very wide, almost like hair spray. Because of this when you apply it, the spray can sometimes get everywhere. I wouldn’t recommend applying this on or near a white floor or sheets. It tends to get everywhere.
It’s really easy to apply otherwise. You can just spray the tanner on clean, dry and moisturized skin. There is no trick to this tanning spray unlike so many others.You just have to spray it over your skin and leave it. This spray is very light on your skin and dries really fast, so you don’t need to worry about a lot of time to dry off.
I used this spray every day for three days, and by the third day my skin looked normal again. Bioderma had saved me! I could wear shorts again. I didn’t have to flip my hair in any weird way.
Now, I keep a bottle of Bioderma handy. This aerosol is perfect for enhancing a light tan, filling in gaps that your tan didn’t reach or extending your vacation tan. I can’t wait for the end of summer so I can put it to the test.