Welcome to Beauty Week!
I don’t know how it’s possible that I’m half Greek and half Italian, yet I come out of winter with the pastiest, whitest legs I’ve ever seen. When shorts season rolls in, I just can’t bear to go out in public with the blinding bareness of my untanned gams. But the days of lying out to get some color are gone. So, what’s a girl to do?
Tan Towel Self Tanner
Several years ago I was turned on to Tan Towel towelettes. While limited in my experience with self tanner, I have found them to be the perfect solution. These easy to apply wipes provide quick color and because they come in wipe form, streaking is not a problem and clean-up is a breeze. I find my Tan Towels at a little beauty shop in town, but they can also be purchased online. According to the website’s store locator, Kohl’s now carries them too, along with various other salons and beauty supply stores. I’d suggest calling ahead as they are known to sell out.
My one complaint about Tan Towel is that I find they have a slightly unpleasant odor. Some people say they don’t notice it so it may be that I’m sensitive. Since I only use them on my legs, and just until I get enough natural color, I stand by them as a great go-to.
Jergens Natural Glow Self Tanner
I also want to give a shout out to the first self tanner I ever tried, Jergens Natural Glow. I just reintroduced this to my repertoire since I was not in a rush and could wait the three days to see some results. The last time I had used this might have been when the product was first introduced. But since I’m a notorious last-minute Lucy, I’m usually in need of immediate results. I always find myself reaching for fast-acting products.
This time, however, I had time on my hands. When I saw it on the shelf, I noticed the +Firming option. Um, yes please! It claims to reduce the appearance of cellulite in as little as seven days. Tan and tight? How could I refuse? I gave this a try; twice a day and on day three I’m happy to report that Jergens Natural Glow had successfully reduced the glaring glow of my white legs.
The jury is still out on the firming claim, but maybe I’ll give that one a little more time.
Have a great summer and if basking in the sun isn’t your thing, but you need a touch of color – a good self tanner might be worth a try.