Overindulging in sugar (and corn syrup, dextrose and fruit-juice concentrate) can prematurely age skin, dwindling collagen and elastin production.
Sun In A Bottle
It’s already April, and with the warm weather we’ve been soaking up in Chicago, I want to say that winter and colder temperatures seem to be a thing of the past. I’m always wary, though, about changing into my “summer wardrobe” and breaking out of the habit of wearing tights on the daily… especially if I’m not as sunkissed as I desire to be. Thus, I’ve become a recent convert to sunless tanners.
I used to think of sunless tanners as a streaky, orange coating for your skin that smelled as if you walked right out of the tanning salon. After experimenting with a few different products, I fell a little in love with the magic of waking up in the morning with a little more color.
St. Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Mousse is a frequently used product of mine. It’s incredibly lightweight and easy to apply all over your body. The beauty of it is that because it is tinted, it’s easy to see the spots you may have missed to avoid any uneven coloring. Not to mention, the scent isn’t nearly as pungent as most sunless tanners go. The brand itself also offers bronzing lotions that work just as well and are similar to those of Xen-Tan.
As for those looking to avoid any sun damage on the face but who still want to achieve a golden glow, Clarins Liquid Bronzer is another favorite of mine. It’s a milky self-tanning lotion that develops color easily, but is also buildable.
No longer will I have to spend hours in the sweltering heat, for I can tan in the comfort of my air-conditioned home with my very own sun in a bottle.
Tiffany Tse is a twenty-something merchandising graduate living in Chicago, IL. She likes to play dress-up as a result of being a chronic shopper. In her free time, she likes to explore her thoughts on style and lifestyles through her blog, Pretty Trees (http://www.prettytrees.com).