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Okay guys, let’s get this straight – I have the most Irish skin ever. I don’t tan. I just don’t. I fry when exposed to the sun.
Way back in high school my family took a trip up to Mt. Shasta for some skiing. My mom and I hit the slopes for one last run for the day and as I was cruising along on my snowboard I looked behind me and saw my mom doing front flips.
We spent the rest of the afternoon in the emergency room. Poor mama had dislocated her shoulder!
As we were cruising back towards home I started to feel incredibly warm. I begged my dad to turn on the AC and he glanced back at me in the rearview mirror…and immediately pulled over.
My face was red. Bright. Red.
Who knew hanging out at the top of a mountain waiting for ski patrol – without sunscreen – could result in second degree burns. I sure as hell didn’t but oh em gee guys it was no joke. My face was one giant blister.
Ever since that horrible experience I’ve been incredibly concerned about sun damage. We only get one skin and taking care of it is crazy important.
But I’m also so envious of glowing, tan skin.
I popped into my local Walmart and found my perfect solve with JERGENS® Natural Glow® products. It’s actually totally possible to get a golden glow at home with zero sun damage.
Let that sink in.
I found the JERGENS® Natural Glow® goodies in the beauty aisle. The bottles super stand out and look really sleek – easy to spot!
My fave product to use is the JERGENS® Natural Glow® Wet Skin® Moisturizer. Basically I’m lazy so the fact that I can get a glow with one simple added step in the shower is super attractive to me. And yes. I said in the shower.
Once I’m done showering I grab my Wet Skin® Moisturizer and rub about a quarter size amount on each leg and a dime size amount on each arm. I use sparingly around my elbows and knees because those tend to be the areas that soak up the color the most. Honestly it’s just really easy and hassle free – I get to moisturize my skin and get a subtle tan all in one step.
Afterwards I just towel dry and go! I seriously love that you can towel dry right away – it actually helps make the tan even…and we all know how important it is to have even color.
When I know my legs will be getting a little more show time I’ll break out the JERGENS® Natural Glow® Instant Sun® Sunless Tanning Mousse.
I FREAKING LOVE THIS MOUSSE. Mostly because it’s mousse. Sprays always left me looking streaky (and feeling sticky). Lotions sometimes were hard to control. This stuff applies like a dream and isn’t overdone.
Can I also just give a full on shoutout to the base color of these products, too. I feel like everyone’s biggest fear when talking about sunless tanning is looking like an unnatural color. All of my JERGENS® Natural Glow® faves have a golden brown base – meaning there’s no Oompa Loompa syndrome here. The results are a natural looking tan – zero sun required.
I’m all about that natural looking glow, ya feel?
Honestly you guys – tans are not worth skin damage and the risk of skin cancer. They just aren’t. So seriously if you’re someone who likes to lay out or hit the tanning salon, I’m pleading with you on behalf of your skin to stop the madness.
And trust me, even though I look like I’m lounging about the pool for this shoot – I lathered my newly glowing legs in sunscreen (these holy grail products are not substitutes for sunscreen!) and quickly retreated to the shade after we snapped some fun shots!
I love that my skin looks like I hung out at the pool, but I got none of the sun damage. Nailed it.
Tell me about your favorite JERGENS® Natural Glow® product below!
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