Your Guide to a Flawless Summer Glow

It's no secret my legs are pretty pale! When I was younger I spent all my time outdoors, but as I've gotten older I've noticed a decline in my ability to acquire a natural glow. I've tried everything except laying out in the sun or going to a tanning bed (lotions, makeup, spray tan, etc.), which I refuse to do. I picked this one up from Sephora last year when I was looking to try a new product that didn't leave me looking orange and wouldn't rub right off. I was recommended St. Tropez perfect legs spray. It dries instantly, giving a much more natural look to my fair skin. It's as simple as spraying 6-8 inches away and rubbing in. The only down sides are I had to scrub my hand I rubbed the product in with several times (but I'm thinking that should completely fade by tomorrow). Also, the can costs $18. Overall, I give St. Tropez a good review and would say it's worth the money!

I feel like Jergens is improving their natural glow lotion even more every year. I picked up a bottle for myself the other day at the grocery store finding they had added protection to their product. This lotion acts as an allover gradual tanning lotion (without all the orange and faux-looking tan offered by others) as well as a daily moisturizing sunscreen with broad spectrum protection. For all of us who aren't big fans of the tanning bed or maybe are and want to cut back on spending on packages, this is the perfect solution. My favorite part is the gradualness of the tan. You appear much more natural if you don't suddenly look like a piece of cinnamon toast in the middle of spring.

If you're looking for another quick fix, I occasionally use Sally Hansen's leg spray for an instant glow. But be wary! If you don't like sparkle, there is a hint of glitter in the formula. While the spray is easy to use, it can be a bit messy. To avoid getting it all over your bathroom, I suggest applying in the shower, tub or secretly in your backyard away from nosy neighbors. It also comes in a liquid version, but personally I like the spray best for overall smoothness in color and ease of use. You can snag this product at Target, CVS, Walgreens and Ulta for about $10. I wear the fairest shade.

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