Lately, I’ve been thinking about my own paleness (!) after a long winter of denim, tights and coats. My arms and legs haven’t seen the light of day for months! Which leads me to the subject of self tanner. I have to admit, for the last few years, I’ve been a little lazy or busy and haven’t used any self tanning products. So I had to do some research, which is part of the fun of writing this blog! I make sure to only talk about things here that I (or someone I trust) have tried and love, and only list highly rated items with good reviews and proven track records.
So here goes: self tanner
My go-to: Clarins
I can happily report it’s still a trusted favorite. This was my go-to brand several years ago, and after researching, I purchased again the Self Tanning Milky Lotion. After several days, I’m loving the slight glow on my legs. Next time I might consider the Clarins Radiance Golden Glow Booster , a clever product where you add drops to your favorite moisturizer. This one also received great reviews, both in my saved for later shopping bag.
Emily’s go-to: St. Tropez
St. Tropez Self Tan Classic Bronzing Mousse is a cult favorite. According to my self tanner experienced daughter, who has been using it for years, “it’s the best — it goes on smoothly, is the perfect color (not too orange), and doesn’t streak. It’s easy to apply and the must-have mitt helps give the perfect glow.”
For those of you who prefer all-natural products, try this one by Omorovicza – it’s citrus-scented and is in the natural beauty and wellness product category, AND gets amazing reviews. My friend and her daughter LOVE this one by James Read, gets rave reviews. Both of which I plan on trying soon!
Two important tips:
Tip #1: Exfoliate before!
Tip #2: Moisturize after!
Now show off your perfect, glowing skin with a white dress! Nothing says spring and summer like a white dress. I’ve collected a handful over the past few years, and still love them all. The one in the above photo is last season’s, but here are a few similar ones worth considering.
Photography by Carrie Minns