I’m half Portuguese, but you wouldn’t know that by looking at me. I always wished that I had more of my Dad’s easily-tanned olive complexion, but my Mom’s Irish and Polish genes must just be really strong because I was born with blonde hair, blue eyes and a pretty fair, easily-burned complexion.
I spent a lot of time in the sun as a kid, but as I’ve gotten older I’ve tried to limit my exposure to harmful rays. But I really do love how I look with a bit of a tan, so I’ve experimented with different self-tanners over the years.
I’ve never been terribly successful with this. In college I tried one self-tanner that gave me a nice golden glow, but the smell of the lotion was really strong. After awhile, I just couldn’t deal with it, so I stopped using it.
There were a few other times I tried to make myself look tan with bad results. One time I wanted to look tan for a friend’s winter wedding, so I got a spray tan. The tan came out SO dark that I just looked strange for a few days. I was hoping that for the wedding the tan would fade just a little, but the day of the wedding I woke up and was completely back to my former skin tone. Not even a hint of color. What a bust!
Another time I went spray tanning in the summer before a trip to the Hamptons. I hadn’t really been out in the sun much that summer, so I wanted to at least look look I belonged at the beach. Maybe it had a little to do with the fact that I wore an orange bikini for that trip, but when I look back at the photos of the vacation, I looked orange, too. It was not a good look.
In my quest to find that self-tanner that doesn’t smell strange or make me look orange, I’m so excited to try out these Jergens® Natural Glow products:
My sister swears by Jergens® products to help her get a golden glow all winter long. Since she and I have similar skin tones, I’m sure I’ll get the same look!
Here I am today with no product on at all:
I’ll be checking in with you in the coming weeks to show you how my Jergens® Natural Glow tan is coming along!
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