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Something that you may not know about me is that I absolutely love having a tan. When I have a tan, I feel much more confident in my skin. I feel like my clothes look better, my stunning makeup from https://waterliliesandcompany.com/ goes on smoother and that I generally look better. I think the reason I prefer being tanned is because my skin has a little bit of a yellowish-greenish undertone, so I feel as though I look “sickly” when I’m pale.
When it comes to tanning in the summer and on vacation, I’m a lot smarter now than I was as a teenager. Back then, I loved the look of having a tan so much that I seldom wore sunscreen and even tried to get a slight burn…on purpose. I cringe at the thought now, but back then, I was convinced it was “cute.” My current self wishes I didn’t do that, but as a teenager, I ignored anyone who told me that was a bad idea. Now as an adult, I lather myself in sunscreen and just purchase melanotan 2 as and when I want a glow so that I don’t have to be directly in the sun all of the time to be bronzed. Of course, I use fake tan on occasions too.
While I still enjoy having a tan, I rely on other methods to achieve a bronzed, natural glow. I’ve learned that you don’t need to harm your skin in order to achieve that confidence. For the last several years, I’ve stopped tanning my face completely and rely on makeup to look like I have a tan. I’ve also lessened the extent that I tan my arms and legs, by relying more on tinted moisturizers and sunless tanning lotions – I’ve also been intrigued by bee naturals oil free moisturizer of late so I’m looking forward to giving that a try. I rely on a few simple steps to a natural glow, without the sun.
At this time of year, many of us are starting to wear skirts and dresses with bare legs. If you’re anything like me, you’re probably a little bit self-conscious about how pale your legs are, right? Well…you don’t have to be! I’ve been incorporating a couple of products from the JERGENS® Natural Glow® collection into my beauty routine, so my arms and legs are looking gorgeous and bronzed. One of the things I love about the collection is that it’s available at Walmart, so the products are affordable and easily accessible. The line includes a range of several products, but I’ve been using the JERGENS® Natural Glow® 3 Days to Glow™ Moisturizer and JERGENS® Natural Glow® Daily Moisturizer.
Through a little bit of trial and error, I’ve learned that the best way to achieve a natural-looking tan is to exfoliate your skin in the shower, prior to your first application of the JERGENS® Natural Glow® Moisturizers. Exfoliating helps to remove dead skin, which helps the moisturizer absorb evenly. Another way to ensure an even tan is to start with one of the regular cheap moisturizers and then apply the JERGENS® product. You should also use a bit less on your knees and elbows, since the skin in those areas seems to absorb more of the moisturizer. This will minimize any extra color absorption. Make sure to wash your hands when you’re done applying the glow moisturizer…unless you want the palms of your hands to look tanned. You’ll also want to wait a few minutes before getting dressed, so it has time to absorb into your skin and work its magic.
I started my Natural Glow® regimen about a week ago, and for the first few days, I used the JERGENS® Natural Glow® 3 Days to Glow™ Moisturizer in Medium to Tan before going to bed, and the JERGENS® Natural Glow® Daily Moisturizer in Fair to Medium in the morning. It only took about 3 days before I achieved the level of bronze that I was looking for, so now I’ve cut back to using them 1-2x a week to maintain.
Of course, using JERGENS® Natural Glow® Moisturizers is just one of the tricks in my repertoire that I use to achieve a tan at this time of year without any sun exposure. I’ve put together a list of 5 simple steps that you can take to achieve a natural glow, too. Scroll through for more!
5 Steps to a natural glow:
I use quite a few tinted moisturizers and foundations to smooth out my complexion, but I use bronzer to achieve an all-over bronzed look on my face. I also swipe a bit on my neck to blend the color in with my chest.
- Wear Light Clothing
This is one of the oldest tricks in the book…but it works! If you wear lighter clothing, your skin will look more tan, simply because it will contrast.
As one of the last steps in my makeup routine, I add a little bit of highlight in a few key areas of my face. I dab a little bit above my eyebrows, cheekbones, nose and chin and then blend it. This gives you a “glow”, which is common when you’ve spent time in the sun.
- Wear Light Nail Polish
Similar to wearing light clothing, I find that wearing lighter nail polish helps to make your hands look like they’re more tan than they actually are. It’s all about that contrast!
- JERGENS® Natural Glow® Moisturizers
Using these moisturizers helps to achieve that perfect natural tan on your arms, legs and chest!
Have you used any of the JERGENS® Natural Glow® Moisturizers in your beauty routine before? I’d love to hear your feedback in the comments!
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