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Today I am sharing one of my tried and true secrets to obtain a natural looking, healthy glow in just 5 days!I am getting so excited for our upcoming trip to Maui, and it’s about time for me to start prepping my skin for bikini season! My winter skin is extremely pale right now, so this is typically the time of year where I start transitioning my skin for the Spring. Who doesn’t want to look tan in their bikini? Having a natural glow to my skin makes me feel good about myself and they say you appear skinnier when you are tan, so I’ll take that, too!
How to get that natural glow? Unfortunately, I live in a city that does not get a lot of sun throughout the year, so I have to create my own sunshine! No, I don’t mean getting in a tanning bed, either! I actually refuse to get in a tanning bed. I used to tan all the time when I was younger, and unfortunately, I have a few large scars on my body from having abnormal cells removed. Thankfully, I can live with scars, but I regularly go to the dermatoloist to monitor my skin.
The good thing about today is there are many alternatives to obtaining that natural glowing skin tone you desire without being in the sun for hours or getting in the tanning bed. I’ve tried many, many diffferent brands of self tanning products and have spent way more money than I care to admit, but I always go back to JERGENS® Natural Glow® products . They are affordable and always give me the results I want. I’ve found that Walmart always has a huge selection to choose from! (P.S. Right now if you buy more than 2 products, you can get $3 off your purchase)!
Below is the step-by-step process I go through to obtain perfect, natural glowing skin! After years of experience with self tanning products, I’ve also picked up a few tips and tricks that I’m happy to share with you!
- 1. Exfoliate Your Skin
- You want to exfoliate your skin before applying any product. I used JERGENS® Natural Glow® Color Primer In-Shower Scrub. The scrub exfoliates your skin to help provide a smooth base, but also primes your skin for longer-lasting color.
2. Apply JERGENS® Natural Glow® Daily Moisturizer
I typically start applying the gradual glow moisturizer, daily, about 5 days prior to when I want a nice glow. Keep in mind when choosing your color that you want to start out with a shade that will match your current skin tone. This is a gradual process. I’m extremely pale, so I start with the fair/medium color and then I work my way up.
First, I start by using a pump of gradual glow moisturizer in my hands and I rub them together.
Second, I rub the moisturizer evenly onto both of my arms. Make sure you use very sparingly on your elbows.
Third, I use two pumps for each of my legs. I make sure to moisturize my entire leg and, again, use sparingly on your knees and feet. I avoid putting any under my feet.
Finally, I moisturize the remainder of my body, except my face (see next step).
3. Apply JERGENS® Natural Glow® FACE Daily Moisturizer with Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 20
I use the gradual glow moisturizer specific for my face to help avoid any clogged pores as well as provide an additional layer of sun protection with the SPF 20. (*Note: Do not use this as a means to solely protect your skin from the sun). It is oil-free and you see the results gradually. Apply evenly across your face.
4. Wash Your Hands Immediately after Application. This step is very important because you just used a lot of product on your body! You don’t want your hands to look darker than the rest of your body so be sure not to skip this step.
5. Let Your Body Dry Completely before Putting on Clothing.
6. Repeat Daily
You will want to repeat these steps daily until you reach your desired color. I see excellent results in 5 days. Once you reach your desired color, use 1-2 times a week to maintain your color.