We all love that summer glow that happens almost natually in the warm months. But when the fall fades into winter often so does our tan. And nothing is worse than white, pasty skin. Here are a few tips to stay glowing throughout the cold season:
1. Exfoliate, Exfoliate, Exfoliate!!! I can’t stress this enough. The best trick to keep your skin glowing is to use an exfoliator. You can find an exfoliator for the face, the hands and feet, and the body. Exfoliators can be scrubs or powders with natural enzymes. I suggest the powders on the face, which won’t scratch the surface of the skin. Find a fun soap or body wash with exfoliating beads. Add an exfoliator to your pedicure and manicure routine. These exfoliators will slough off tired, dry skin, and leave your skin rosy and fresh.
Try Dermalogica Daily Resurfacer, Alba Botanica Papaya Mango Exfoliating Body Wash, La Source Hand Recovery Cream, and La Source Revitalising Foot Smoother.
2. Tanning supplies are plenty. It seems like now almost every cosmetic line has their own self tanning products. You can apply self tanners in all types of ways, from easy wipes by Estee Lauder, to airbrush tans in a can from Model Co., there is a multitude of tanning applications available. Whatever self tanning method you pick whether it is gels or creams, or lotions, be sure to find one that is tasteful. Don’t turn into a pumpkin for Christmas!
A foul-proof brand that experts love: Clarins.
Clarins Radiance Plus Self-tanning Cream-Gel was voted as the best self tanner for the face in Instyle Magazine Best Beauty Buys for 2006. It was also Town & Country Magazine’s 150 Best Beauty Buys and Allure Magazine’s Best of Beauty. This hydrating self-tanner is packed with goodies like Vitamin E, and Kiwifruit.
Clarins Sheer Bronze Self-tanning Hydrating Gel was voted as the best oil-free self tanner for the face in Instyle Magazine Best Beauty Buys for 2006.
Clarins Self-Tanning Instant Gel was voted Allure Best of Beauty and Best of Sephora 2006.
3. Hail the almighty Bronzer. A bronzer is an everyday trick to keep your skin looking sun kissed. Add it to your makeup routine if haven’t already. Bronzers come in lotions and powders. Add an extra boost to your skin with body moisturizer that gradually darkens your skin tone.
Try Laura Mercier Loose Shimmer Powders, a shimmery powder that gives a nice looking glow to the face and body. A two-in-one bronzer!
4. As strange as it sounds…drink carrot juice. Yes, carrot juice. This is a little inside trick to maintaining a healthy skin tone. The carotene in carrots gives your skin a deeper color. And it is good for you!
Or if you hate carrot juice, take a vitamin. Beta-Carotene converts to Vitamin A which is beneficial to your health and helps improve vision. So you can see how great and glowy you look!