I’m just about ready for the beach tomorrow. Just a few things to finish up in the morning and then we’ll load the car when I get home and head south. However, there is one little detail that I can’t forget ------getting a tan! In my youth, I cooked myself in the sun using the old standby of baby oil and iodine. I always tanned easily so I was always “brown” all summer long. As time went by, I paid attention to those harmful sun rays and stopped the outdoor tanning, trading that for the tanning bed. Yep, you heard right, I toasted myself under those lights to get my fake bake! Now that I’m older and wiser, I’ve even stopped doing that (not totally but just about)…..so what’s girl to do? A wise old man once said “tan fat is better than white fat” so who am I to question that theory? So my quest for a bottled tan started. I’ve tried it all and while there are a lot of good products out there, the best one I’ve found is the Jergens Natural Glow Express.
I get the medium/tan skin tone one. It guarantees to give you “a full shade of natural summer color in just three days.” I started applying mine on Monday night and even today (Wednesday), I was really tan! I had made an appointment at my local day spa for a spray tan (which I do every year when we go to Mexico) but I cancelled it because I was so dark! Even the hubby noticed!
Another product that I use is Maybelline Dream Glow Instant Bronzing Makeup. I don’t know where I picked this up but judging from the sticker on the back, I’d say it probably came from Burke’s Outlet. I paid $3.99 for it and it is wonderful.
It is a bronzing lotion and you don’t have to use very much. I apply it to my legs with a little lotion so it goes on smooth. My tube is for medium skin tones. I have had trouble finding this product in stores but I think you can order it on line. Be sure it is the Instant Bronzing Makeup and not another one of their Dream Glow Products.
I’d love to know what products you use to get a fabulous sun kissed tan and if you get a chance, I highly recommend you try one of these items.