Getting A Tan On Any Budget

Jergens Natural Glow Firming Daily MoisturizerSpring is here, the sun is out and it is time to start easing into a natural looking tan. Here are three products, depending on your budget, that will help you gradually get the glow of summer.

On a budget: If you are on a budget then try Jergens Natural Glow Firming Daily Moisturizer. A 7.5oz container costs around $8 and gradually firms and darkens skin tone.  Choose your shade, fair, medium or medium/tan (a Jergens tip to determine your shade: look inside your forearm to match the chart on the back of the bottle). Give it a week and you will see the difference.

St. Tropez Everyday for BodyWilling to pay: If you have a little cash to spend, then try St. Tropez Everyday Body. A 6.5oz bottle costs $30 and comes in two shades: fair to medium or medium to dark.  St. Tropez Everyday Body gives a natural radiance to the skin without looking orange and streaky.  St. Tropez Everyday won Instyle Magazine Best Beauty Buys 2009 in the category of Self-Tanner for Body.  You can find it online at or in most beauty supply stores.

Clarins Radiance Plus Self Tanning Body LotionSplurge: If you are willing (and able) to spend a little dough on self tanner then try Clarins Radiance-Plus Self Tanning Body Lotion. A 5oz bottle costs $42 and is available at department stores like Nordstroms. Tiny mother-of-pearl particles give an irredecent golden shimmer to your skin. One bottle works for all skin types and works to give you a tan appropriate for all year-round.

Click here to read about keeping up your tan in Bravadora’s article on Get Glowing: Tips to Keeping Your Tan in Winter.

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