With the weather hinting at summer, many of us are thinking about our pale bodies and the need to quickly get them tanned and beach ready. Being pale-natured myself, I have found a couple great options that will give you a slight tan and summery glow without rushing to the tanning beds. Although some love the tanning beds and make it a weekly chore, it actually damages your skin cells and makes them age much faster. So here are my favorite, sunless tan-glow options.
Among many of my MAC Cosmetic products, their Minieralize Skinfinish is one of my favorites. It can be used as either a blush or as an all-over skin finisher – either way it adds the slightest bit of color while also giving your skin an overall shimmery glow. This velvet-soft powder with high-frost metallic finish glides on the skin easily and adds highlights to your cheeks and a sweeping ultra-deluxe polish to the face. My favorite is the peachy-bronze Soft and Gentle.
If you’re pale like me, you know how important it is to protect your skin from the sun’s UV rays, and the amount of sunscreen you need to keep your skin from looking like a freshly steamed lobster. I was stubborn to put sunscreen on during the summer until I found the miracle worker of all sunscreens. Hawaiian Tropics Shimmer Effect Sunscreen is one of my favorite products and summer body essentials. Not only does this lotion protect your skin from a broad spectrum of UVA and UVB rays, but it enhances and highlights your skin tone with the formula’s mixture of mica minerals which leaves a hypnotizing shimmery effect. With an exotic blend of flora and fruit extracts, your skin will have optimal sun coverage while also being nourished and smelling of sweet tropical coconut.
My last summer-shimmer must have is L’Oreal Paris’ Sublime Bronze Luminous Bronzer. This self-tanning lotion will take you from a pale beauty to glowing goddess within moments. Use it during the summer to get that beachy glow, or use it all year round to maintain your summer color. Either way, it will give you a natural-looking, long-lasting bronze glow that will force winter into submission. This fast-acting self tanner includes vitamin E, a powerful anti-oxident that will help replenish the skin as your sunless tan develops. With all these summer-glow options, you should have no problem making your body shimmy.