I look better with a little color on my body during the summer but with the talk about sun safety, I definitely wouldn't tan myself under the sun so I just fake it. Finding the right mix of products to achieve a natural looking fake tan has been a challenge for many summers but I'm seeing an end to my my quest this year with these three.
Karora Express Bronzing Mousse ~ Supreme Bronzette
haven't used any self tanners in a few years but was excited when I read about this award winning botanical based line from Ireland. The chemical and paraben free mousse formula which dispenses via a pump has a subtle touch of color and smooth texture that makes it easy to apply which I do with their application mitt. It dries quickly allowing me to get on with what I have to do without worry about trailing any residue. This is the first self tanner I've used which you have to rinse off. I usually leave it on for an hour and a half and the color which develops is believably bronzed and natural looking without any hint of orange. I really liked the pleasant and very light citrus scent which wears off pretty quickly. The color lasts for about a week during which it gradually lightens.
Jergens BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream
I use BB cream on my face so why not on my body. This product works well on it's own and also helps to extend the life of my self tan. The lightly tinted cream hydrates my skin and imparts a luminous glow with a slight touch of color. With continued use I've noticed that it does actually enhance and improve the look of my skin while minimizing the look of imperfections like that bug bite I got last week while sitting out on my terrace.
Boots No7 Silky Leg Oil
This oil effectively moisturizes and smooths my skin leaving a soft glowy sheen which nicely compliments to my enhanced color. The vitamin E enriched blend of grape seed, jojoba, sweet almond, argan and evening primrose oils is emollient without being greasy and a little goes a long way. It absorbs well. I use this on my arms and shoulders as well as my legs. I think I might be using this one during the winter months when my skin is drier as well.
Do you fake a summer glow? What products do you swear by?