#TryThisInstead Tanning/SPF Edition

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Stuck at work all day and didn’t have time to go to the beach this weekend? Not to worry, we have just the right tools to give you the sun-kissed tan without stepping foot outdoors. If you do decide to go out this weekend, we got you covered for safe sun protection as well. Go get some Vitamin D and embrace the sunshine!    

1. Vita Liberata Phenomenal 2-3 Week Tan Lotion – Rated 1

Instead of: Jergens Natural Glow Self Tanner Lotion (Rated: 10)

Did you know that DMDM Hydantoin is a human carcinogen and is one of many dirty ingredients found in our rated 10 option? Well now that you know, it’s time to make a switch! Try Vita Liberata Phenomenal 2-3 Week Tan Lotion instead for a clean, rated 0 glow. PS: they make a self tan lotion for your face that’s totally safe as well!

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2. Erin’s Faces Mineral SPF 32 for Body – Rated 0

Instead of: Biotherm Ultra-Fluid Body Milk Sun Protection SPF 30 (Rated: 9)

Before going out to achieve your natural tan, don’t forget to slather on a sunscreen to protect yourself from UVB rays. Red, peeling and painful-to-the-touch skin is not what we are going for. To prevent that from happening, grab your Erin’s Faces Mineral SPF 32 for Body Sunscreen. Unlike half of the sunscreens on the market, this one is made with zinc oxide, which is a low to non-penetrating UV blocker. Rated zero is our hero ;)

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3. Vita Liberata Rapid Fast Acting Tanning Mousse – Rated 0

Instead of: St. Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Mousse (Rated: 9)

If you’re working a full time job, it’s probably difficult to squeeze in a few hours for the sun. We completely get it and that’s why we like Vita Liberata Rapid Fast Acting Tanning Mousse for a quick and easy tan. You can get beautiful glowy skin without hitting up a tanning salon or sitting in the sun for hours. People will be wondering which sunny vacation you just came from (don’t worry, we won’t tell).

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4. NKD SKN Dark Tinted Tan Liquid – Rated 0

Instead of: Banana Boat Deep Tanning Oil (Rated: 10)

Banana Boat is a household name for most families, so we are shocked to find that it has maxed out on the Dirty Meter. On the other end of the spectrum there is NKD SKN Dark Tinted Tan Liquid. This rated 0 tanning liquid will give you a bronze glow that you can feel good about.

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5.  Devita Lip Volumizer SPF 15 – Rated 0

Instead of: Blistex Regular Lip Balm Sunscreen SPF 15 (Rated: 10)

Don’t underestimate the power of the sun. Your lips, just like your skin can get burned too! Be sure to protect those precious lips of yours with a safe SPF lip balm like Devita Lip Volumizer SPF 15. We can all appreciate ingredients like shea butter and coconut oil as they have great moisturizing properties to keep away dry and cracked lips.

6.  Badger Unscented Sunscreen Face Stick SPF 30 – Rated 0

Instead of: Sun Bum SPF 30 Sunscreen Face Stick (Rated: 10)

When you apply facial products containing fragrance, you are rubbing a dozen (probably more) synthetic and unnecessary chemicals into your face. The time to go fragrance-free is way overdue! We love and would definitely recommend Badger Unscented Sunscreen Face Stick for the rated 0-3 ingredients.

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