..My Summertime Secret to Faking It

June 20, 2013

..My Summertime Secret to Faking a Tan

Recently I have been getting some questions and compliments on my tan and or that mysterious "glow" I have about me in recent weeks. Well folks, I am here to tell you that it's all big sham. I totally have been faking it since Memorial Day weekend and I am not ashamed of it. This chick has been scared straight out of the tanning bed. I know some of you laugh in the face of cancer and tan on, but not I. The statistics out there about tanning beds and skin melanomas are no joke and I admittedly am even MORE terrified of wrinkles - no one wants crows feet before their time. 

The problem is that being tan is like being kissed by a magical sun unicorn that makes you a whole new person. You are sexier, more confident, somehow even look thinner! So I was determined to have the best of both worlds. I have finally found a routine (I kid you not I do this three times a week at least) that really looks natural (no weird splotches or uneven fading) and is really inexpensive (both products can be found for under $10) to keep up with because I know I am sure as hell not paying for a professional spray tan once a week. I thought I'd share my secret with you because we could all use a little extra glow and a little less harmful UV rays right? And by the way, this is in no way a sponsored post. It's just my personal regimen.

1. Three times a week at night before bed I scrub my face (I use a Clarisonic but any old washcloth will do) to clear all the dead skin cells, and pat it down with a towel
2. I dry my face off and use the L'Oreal Sublime Bronze Spray very liberally all over my face and neck. It is actually for your whole body but I didn't like the way it looked anywhere else so I use strictly for my face area.
3. I blow-dry (yes blow-dry) my face and neck area until there is no moisture left on me and go straight to bed.  I wake up with an airbrushed tan!
4. After my morning shower in which I have scrubbed and shaved my legs I apply the Jergens Natural Glow Foaming Moisturizer to my arms, shoulders, and legs.  If you make sure you wash your hands after, it works like a CHARM.
5. I know it sounds silly, but using an extremely whitening toothpaste helps make you look tanner. Your bright smile is a nice contrast to your new shade.
6. I always use a little bronzer (NARS is my fav) before leaving the house because it really makes the whole look come together. And there you have it!

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  1. Being kissed by a magical sun unicorn is hilarious but so true! lol I was using the Jergen's lotion and it really did work for me too, I just slipped off a bit. I really need to start again, my legs are ghostly..

  2. Love these tips! Somehow I am still pale through the summer months but this gives me hope! haha xo


  3. I'm still not a self-tanner gal...although I wish I could be!

  4. I love the Loreal one you chose- it's my go-to in the gel/lotion form

  5. I love Nars bronzer!!!!


  6. I have tried this Sublime spray and I have a HARD time getting it even!

  7. I'm going to have to try this!

  8. EVERYONE needs to use bronzer in the summertime. I'm WAY pale and can't even use fake tan :( but I'll use bronzer all day!

    xo Ashley

  9. I love Jergens! It works so good!!


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