Tuesday, April 3, 2007

You Glow Girl!

Since the 1920’s, when Coco Chanel made tanning fashionable women have been striving for that healthy golden glow on their skin. These days we know that that “healthy” glow is not so golden or good for us. We turn to searching for the perfect self-tanner. Truly a reckless pursuit indeed sometimes.

Each year companies roll out new self-tanners for face and body. Each year we are bombarded with ads and stinky new goo to slather on ourselves with the hopes that we don’t turn orange or stain our clothes. Each year we stain our clothes and smell like some sort of toxic chemical. This year I bring you two types of sunless tanner- a spray and a lotion that really work.

First is my old stand-by, Body Shop Fake It! Self-Tanner. It comes in varieties for the face, body, a mousse, and a great exfoliating mitt to do all the pre-work. You should always remember to exfoliate the area you want to self-tan. What I like about the Body Shop Fake It! is that it’s natural, is subtle, comes in medium to light and medium to dark, and leaves a nice glow in a few hours. It moisturizes and helps the forest and beekeepers many of whom are women. Your fake bake is also helping others. It retails for $16.50 and can be found at the Body Shop website

Next up is Arbonne’s Made in the Shade Sunless Tanner. The pump spray comes out a milky white, which makes it easy to see on your skin as you spray and rub in. The smell at first is a bit witch hazel like, but goes away quickly and won’t stain your clothes. The Arbonne Sunless tanner has SPF 15 in it as well and they make an excellent bronzer too. This self-tanner is very light and shows more after each application. It retails for $28 can only be ordered from an Arbonne consultant. To order Arbonne Made in the Shade Sunless Tanner, contact Vicky at veamason at gmail dot com.

Tanning is so 1985 and tanning salons cost more and more money over time and are still not healthy for your skin. Using a sunless tanner is the best bet for you and your wallet. If you want a beautiful healthy glow on your wedding day or any other day, try one of these great sunless tanners.

P.S. I’ve heard Orlane’s is great too – it’s more of a bronzy glow, better for people with a medium to dark skin tone and quite pricey coming in at $100 a bottle. Try Neiman Marcus for that.

1 comment:

Suzann said...

Hi Vicky,
I came across your blog through Blogrush. It's delightful, and you've got some great information happening, too. I've been searching for a sunless tanner that doesn't stain clothes and smell toxic. Thanks so much for recommending some. This past summer I tried Banana Boat's "Summer Color Self-Tanning Mist" and it was pretty good, too.
Best regards,