It’s that time of year….summer in New England is right around the corner. It’s time to get on the bathing suits (yikes!), flip flops and sunscreen. A little self tanner can brighten up your skin and maybe even make you look slimmer? Really? Well maybe not, but it sounds good! I always wear a 50 plus SPF but am known to rub on a little self tanner so honestly I am tan the whole summer (but it happens to be from a bottle!) So be honest, the next time you see me, tell me if I am looking a little too George Hamilton like!
Many of the self tanners on the market DO have a sunscreen in them and you’ll get a little color with it too. Here are my favorites…..
GlowFusion Micro-Nutrient Face & Body Natural Protein Tan – I like this mist as it dries quickly. Just be careful to wash your hands immediately or wear gloves. Their web site says it has no odor but I think it has a bit of one. But it’s worth it as the color is very natural. http://www.glowfusion.net
I love the Jergens® Natural Glow Foaming Daily Moisturizer as it gradually creates a natural-looking, streak-free color and dries quickly. This is perfect for those that want a natural look and are afraid to commit to the real self tanners. Their facial moisturizer has an SPF in it. http://www.jergens.com/Our_Collection/Product_Detail.asp?ProductID=37
Clarins has always been a favorite of mine and they have this Liquid Bronze Self Tanner for the face that is perfect for people with fair skin. You just apply with a cotton ball and smooth it on. http://us.clarins.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/clarins-cosmetics_10051_10204_-1
The Tan Towel is great for travel. It’s a big wipe with self tanner on it. The towelette also exfoliates the skin while you use it. http://www.tantowel.com/
CelluFIGHT™ Anti-Cellulite Self-Tanner – I have yet to try this but love the fact that there are no parabens, sulfates, phthalates or petrochemicals in it! This will be on my must get list for the summer as it says it helps firm, tone, improve elasticity and camouflaging cellulite. http://tartecosmetics.com/?gclid=CLmY99j-0aECFch_5QodhxpRHw
Words of advice before you self tan: exfoliate, exfoliate and exfoliate your skin!