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We just passed the halfway mark of winter, which means spring is right around the corner. While some of us thrive in the cold weather, others use it as an opportunity to escape to warmer climates and sandy beaches. Of course, this winter was unlike any other, so your vacation plans were probably put on hold.
However, missing out on your annual trip shouldn’t mean skipping out on a tan, and the Live with Kelly and Ryan co-host recently discovered a secret to maintaining an irresistible glow year-round.
“They’re tanning drops,” she shared with Seacrest. “You put them in your moisturizer, and then you put it on, and your tan develops gradually.”
The cruelty-free drops — which retail for $49 at Sephora — are packed with a nourishing blend of raspberry seed oil, aloe vera and vitamin E. And they’re so easy to use: Just add to your moisturizer, serum, or face oil and you’ve got yourself an instant self-tanner that you can customize to go as light or dark as you’d like. Choose from two colors: Light/Medium and Medium/Dark.
Ripa’s far from the formula’s only fan. The drops have over 41,000 hearts from Sephora shoppers and plenty of five-star reviews.
One writes: “I cannot say enough about this product. I have been using it for two or three years now, all year round. It is WELL worth the money, as the $50 bottle lasts me over a year at two drops a night. My favorite thing about this product is the olive glow it gives me year-round.”
Another raved about how she can go makeup-free: “I don't use foundation, I use THIS! Gives a flawless complexion. I can't live without it! The perfect tanner. Period.”
Ripa did have a word of warning for those who like to go a little heavy-handed with their tanner: Don’t.
After going on a “deep dive” of Tan Luxe’s other tanning products, she got a little too overzealous and used them all at once.
“If you start putting on all these things at once, you can develop tans on parts of your body moreso than other parts,” she shares. This led to her husband, Mark Consuelos, waking up and calling her out on her “brown nose.”
“If you look at me without the makeup on, in a certain light, I kind of look like a Rorschach test,” the 50-year-old exclaims.
Moral of the story: Don’t go too heavy-handed, use one product at a time — and prepare for compliments.
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