Block Out Self Tanner Smells with Xen-Tan Scent Secure.

By now, we all know that the safest way to tan is with a self tanner, right? I consider myself a self-tan expert as I sport a faux glow often. I have my routine down to a science. One thing I have not been an expert in and it really as bothered me, is minimizing the lingering-self tanner odor.

Now, many companies have done their best to block that pesky smell by adding in oils and fragrances within the self-tanner product. There really is nothing that they have been able to do to actually make the tell tale smell of dha go away. It is extremely hard to cover. Leave it to one of the best self-tanner manufacturers to come up with a product that does a mighty fine job of blocking the self-tan odor out. This is a companion product, as it is not built into self-tanners, as that would probably cut down on the effectiveness of the product. Companion, as in, this lotion is meant to be used in conjunction with your favorite self-tanner - or in my case, self-tanners.

Xen-Tan Scent Secure is what I am speaking of, and my self-tanning routine now includes this blockbuster scent-blocker. 

Scent Secure is meant to be used one hour after self-tanning application, and then as often as you feel the need to hide the odor.  It works to diminish the scent of dha with Shea Butter, Aloe Vera, Ginkgo Biloba Extract, and its' Cucumber Melon scent.  It is very refreshing, and I have found that I only use Scent Secure once after each self-tanning application.

The lotion is lightweight, smells great - a refreshing cucumber melon scent, and absorbs into my skin and immediately neutralizing the self-tanner smell.  As I said, I use this about an hour after my self-tanning body application - that's it.  IF your self-tanner really has a noticeable odor to it, than apply Scent Secure everyday, maybe after your shower. That's it. Odor gone.

Xen-Tan Scent Secure retails for $32.00 and can purchased online at, as well as at Nordstrom.

You Know You are Rocking the Faux Glow...

...when you take over ten minutes to convince a room full of people that your tan is fake. Yes, I went to a 4th of July BBQ over the weekend and friends wanted to know what secret vacation I had been on. As there had clearly been no sun in the sky for the better part of a month, they thought I might be going to a tanning bed. Shame on them. I would nevah!

How did I finally convince them? I had to send my husband home to pick up my airbrush tanning system from Luminess Tan to prove what I was saying, were in fact true. I even gave an impromptu demo on how quick and easy the system is to use. Not only do I have ladies calling me for "appointments", I had a few teenaged girls demand to know where to get one of their own.

I had to tell everyone that I was not sharing - sorry. I would not risk overusing my baby! My system is for me, myself and I. And my darlin' daughter, who is almost as good of a self-tan sprayer as I am. I did tell my friends how to buy this amazing kit at though.  I can hear the phone ringing now - "Teri, can you come help me?". Which, of course I will tell them I will be right over - anything in the name of a fabulous faux-glow...right? So great to share the love!

Video: An Introduction to Luminess Tan.

Yes, I am just THAT excited about this at-home, salon quality self-tanning airbrush system. Luminess Tan will change the way you faux-glow for good.

The system is availble online at They have a great trial offer and a great price if you pay in full up front. Trust me, this is worth it's weight in gold.