With the Texas sun high in the sky, it’s the perfect time to remember to love your skin by checking for signs of skin cancer as well remembering to use sunscreen. According to melanomafoundation.org, “melanoma is the most serious form of skin cancer that begins in melanocytes, specialized cells in the skin that produce the brown pigment known as melanin.”
And while that’s a serious consideration for those of us who bask in the rays we get in sunny Texas, the good news is that there’s always a fresh crop of sunless tanning products to keep you looking as if you’ve been blissfully bronzing like it’s 1977 and George Hamilton is your spirit animal.
DIY Glow Girl
Dihydroxyacetone, aka good ol’ DHA, is the self-tanning agent found in all sunless tanning products, and in SUN 365 Self-Tanning Concentrate, the percentage of this hero ingredient is high enough to really pack a punch in the fight against dreaded FBP (Fish-Belly Paleness).
Because this product boasts an odor-free, water-light formula, you can add a pump or two from the concentrate to your favorite facial or body moisturizer, and voila! You’ve suddenly created your own instant bespoke self-tanner.
Tanned, Toned and Terrific
SVELTA Tan Skin-Perfecting Self-Tanner helps you achieve a gorgeous glow and even better, makes your skin appear smoother and more toned overall. Within four to eight hours of application, SVELTA Tan delivers a sunless tan with lovely warm olive tones, and thanks to a carefully selected combination of ingredients, “also delivers a wealth of skin perfecting botanicals including guarana, sacred lotus, aloe, olive leaf, camu camu, as well as natural antioxidants and healing extracts to help your skin look its best.”
Wash and Glow Tan
Are you a self-tanning newbie? Does the fear of orange hands and/or streaks of mismatched color turning your legs into a child’s finger-paint project keep you from attempting at-home beauty tasks?
Fear not, Pale One: St. Tropez has the gentle, entry level product to take you from pallid to perfectly golden brown, and all you have to do is take the first step—into the shower. Gradual Tan In Shower Lotion is actually a post-shower ritual: While standing in your altogether-ness, apply the lotion to wet skin in circular motions, wash your hands of the product and wait three minutes. Rinse off with warm water, step out of the shower, carefully pat yourself dry and prepare to face the day with a little more sparkle and burnished gleam in your overall perspective.