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It happens every year right around this time. I start to look a bit wan. When it comes to my skin, pale, peaked and pasty is never a look I pine for. A healthy-looking, radiant, glowing face and bod is more my speed, and luckily it’s as close as a little self-tanner. There are a number of reasons why you might want to do the same:
- SELF-TANNER CAN HELP HIDE YOUR FLAWS Tanning minimizes imperfections like spider veins and uneven skin tone or texture. It can even make you look a little more toned (ie. slimmer) which is ideal this time of year when you might find yourself dipping into the cookie jar a little more than usual.
- SELF-TANNER CAN MAKE YOU LOOK HEALTHIER Tanned skin can give you a healthy-looking glow, but to keep your skin healthy you’ll want to get it via self-tanner. Gently exfoliate your skin 24 hours in advance and apply your product to clean, dry skin, before blending it in, in a circular motion. Allow it to dry fully before getting dressed.
- SELF-TANNER CAN BOOST YOUR CONFIDENCE – If you are anything like me, you look your best with a bit of a tan. This extra bit of color just might give you a big boost in confidence so that you can step out of your comfort zone. That might mean trying some new tricks like putting yourself in the running for that new job you’ve been coveting, taking the first step toward making that bucket list dream vacation come true, or whatever else it is that has been on your own personal back burner for far too long.
St. Tropez + Lilly Pulitzer The Ultimate Escape Kit ($48) is a limited edition partnership between two mega brands that can help you get a gorgeous beach glow without any actual beach involvement. The products come packaged inside a Lilly Pulitzer bag. Use it to carry a wet bathing suit, your beauty essentials or whatever else you wish. Besides the bag, you’ll also get full-sized and travel-sized Self-Tan Bronzing Mousses, and an Applicator Mitt to help you on your road to a seamless, streak-free, natural-looking golden goddess glow.
Mystic Tan Gradual Tan Lotion ($35) can be used daily to achieve your maximum tan level in just about one week. Eco-Certified DHA combines with Erythrulose, Squalane and Glycerin for a longer lasting, natural looking deep tan and radiant, moisturized skin.
VersaSpa Gradual Tanning Face Moisturizer ($35) makes it easy for you to get your glow on. This non-comedogenic moisturizer hydrates as it blurs fine lines and builds to a gorgeous tan. Its formula includes green and brown marine algae to oxygenate, moisturize and detoxify, and the powerful anti-wrinkle agent Acetyl Hexapeptide-8. To use, simply smooth an even layer over your face and neck and wash your hands with warm, soapy water immediately following application.
NOTE: St. Tropez + Lilly Pulitzer, VersaSpa and Mystic Tan products were all sent for review. Opinions are my own.