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Getting that Summertime Glow
Lets be real, no one wants to start their summer with fair-haven’t-seen-the-sun-in-months skin. We all want to start summer, with a summertime glow already! When I was in high school and college I hit the tanning beds all year around. That’s what made me feel confident and good about myself! Working in a tanning salon during my college years didn’t help either. I wish I could say I just kept up this nice glow during the Winter months but no, I was dark at Christmas. Looking back on pictures of myself is often so embarrassing for me because I was way way too tan. I mean no one should look like they just got back on a month in the Bahamas at Christmas time…I mean unless you actually went to the Bahamas for Christmas. That’s acceptable.
Because of my year round tanning habits, I always started every summer with a healthy tan, so I never had to worry about sunscreen or moisturizing. However the past couple of years I have had to much more conscious of this because I finally quit tanning. My first day out in the sun this summer I sat on the back patio of my boyfriends parents house soaking up the sun. I didn’t wear any sunscreen because hey I didn’t need it right?! I was sure I wouldn’t get burnt. However, to my surprise, later that evening I was RED. I’m not even being dramatic at all when I say red. It was truly awful and I was in so much pain that it hurt to walk and I felt so sick. The sunburn lasted an entire week and my skin peeled so bad that I covered myself up as much as possible for the first few weeks of summer. What a way to start summer right?
I learned my lesson, though. Once my sunburn was gone I realized I was going to have to pace myself out in the sun and develop my color gradually. In the meantime, because no one wants to look like a pasty mess in the summer time, I started using the JERGENS® Natural Glow® Wet Skin® Moisturizer. I was drawn to the idea of this because it looked so easy. Take a shower, rub it on like lotion when you’re done, towel dry, wash your hands + wait! No bad smells, is affordable + won’t stain your towel. SOLD, I’ll take it!
Find Jergens Natural Glow Wet Skin Moisturizer at your local Walmart!
I found the new Jergens Natural Glow Wet Skin Moisturizer at my local Walmart in Lincoln Park. It was easy to find right with the other Jergens products in the lotions aisle! I chose to use the medium to tan version because my skin right now is already a little bit tan! If you don’t have any color on your skin right now I would choose the fair to medium shade! Many self tanning mistakes are easily made just by choosing the wrong shade to begin with!
How to Use Jergens Natural Glow Wet Skin Moisturizer
1. Shower + make sure to exfoliate well! Especially around elbows and knees.
2. Turn water off + apply Jergens Natural Glow Wet Skin Moisturizer. Use spraringly around elbows and knees.
3. Pat dry as normal.
4. Wash hands!
5. Repeat steps 2-4 for a few days
6. Enjoy your summertime glow 🙂
What you will be left with is luxurious feeling moisturized skin that doesn’t smell like you just got out of the spray tan booth. This product is NOT an instant tanner so you cannot expect to see results right away. Use everyday after your shower and you will start seeing results. So far I am loving this product (see results below) because the results are so natural looking. I love that kissed-by-the-sun look, and it’s definitely getting there! The process is so easy and takes no extra time! No stained towels + no smelling icky.
Why am I Putting This on my Wet Skin?
I totally understand why you might feel “weird” about using a product like this on your wet skin. After all, most self tanners are used on strictly dry skin. This product is designed specifically for use on wet skin. When it’s blended with water it instantly locks in moisture to gradually build your color each day. This means you can skip your normal moisturizing because this product already has that benefit in it! Be patient with this product as it does take a few days to develop the color. However, it will be very worth it because you’ll have NO streaking, just a gorgeous summertime glow that will leave you feeling confident all summer long. See below for my results! (reshooting these because they didn’t turn out) Stay tuned!
Learn more about Jergens here!
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– xo Rachel