As Summer slowly winds down, the air gets cooler, and the tans begin fade (nooooooo!) we try to hold onto every little bit that we still can.
Since I really do look forward to Fall, the ‘losing-my-tan thing’ is what bums me out the most. I’ve been retired from the tanning beds for years, but that hasn’t stopped me from getting an off-season glow! I’ve talked about some of my favorite self tanning products many – times – before, but I wanted to share a few of my current favorites, as well as some tan-preservation tips with you!
Getting through the winter months unscathed can be a challenge – especially when it comes to keeping our bodies moisturized. Come December, I have a handful of products that I C.A.N.N.O.T live without.
[Note: this is not some fancy/schmancy list of over-priced, regularly-seen-on-celebrity-instagrams, don’t-actually-work-that-well-but-are-the-“it”-products-of-the-moment. These are actual items that I own & genuinely LOVE!]
I am a self proclaimed tan-o-holic! It is a known fact that my mood is significantly improved when I have a tan. My roommate shares the same philosophy, and we go above and beyond to achieve the perfect at-home tan…many times leaving us a bit orange and a tad dirty looking, however, we’re not too phased.
I stopped tanning in the beds for the obvious fact that it’s not good for my skin, and I was having weird headaches and chest pains which I attributed to the UV lights… since they’ve since ceased. So I’ve been a tanning product junkie lately!
I have tried nearly every self tanning spray, lotion, foam, towel, and mist there is, but here are the two products that I swear by:
For my face, I refuse to use ANYTHING but the Neutrogena Micromist! (I use shade #3 -DEEP)
For my body, I still prefer the Jergens Natural Glow body lotion in Medium to Dark skin tones…
I prefer the above products because they are not for one time use, and last the longest on my skin without washing out.
My runner ups:
DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THESE….
I tried one tan towel a while ago, but cannot remember the brand. I wasn’t a huge fan, but I have heard many people rave about them- if you have a good recommendation of one, let me know!
If you still feel like you could use a boost of color- don’t skimp out on the bronzer!