One reason that I love the holidays is that its so much fun dressing up for parties. When else do you get to wear a fabulous satin bejeweled mini-dress? Given the season, it is reasonable to pull off the look with Scarlett-Johansson-like pasty pale legs. I personally choose to go the opposite route.
A nice subtle tan makes me photograph better, gives me a healthy glow, and most importantly, makes me look 10 pounds thinner. My all-time favorite tanner has to be St. Tropez Tanning Tinted Self Tanning Lotion. Here’s my routine: I shower, exfoliate, wait about 10 minutes to dry off, and then apply moisturizer to dry areas of my skin (elbows, knees, hands). I smoothed the tanner all over my body and at first was alarmed at how dark and streaky it seems going on. My hands almost turned black but it was a good thing that I had St. Tropez Self Tan Remover Packets readily available. They are little disposable pouches filled with a lemony scrub that take off every spec of tanner so that you can avoid the telltale signs of self tanning.
I blended the tanner into my wrist so that there wasn’t an obvious delineation in color. I then used the blow dryer on a hot setting to activate the tanner and have it dry faster. After I showered in the morning, I had a beautiful, even, natural-looking tan. It is amazing how streak-free the application is, it’s almost goof proof. I am also impressed by the saturation of golden color that I was able to achieve with only one application. St. Topez is my go-to product when I need an instant boost in color and confidence.