Prepping Your Skin for Spring

So, funny story…  I was at the gym one day last week, and after my workout, I needed to take a quick shower. Luckily, my gym has a towel service, so I made my way to the locker room, grabbed a standard white towel, and took a shower.

Imagine my shock when, after my shower, I look down at my towel and realized it is covered in brown stains. I was mortified. OMG. Did I just dry off with a dirty towel? How could that be? Seriously? Grr. And yes, I sometimes growl in my head. Then, imagine how much my embarrassment increased as I realized I heard girls chatting in the locker room. Do I really have to walk out there in a dirty towel? Can I hide? Or at least hide the towel? Can I run and bury my face in the locker?

I survived. In case you were wondering. But later, I realized exactly what was on that white towel.

My vanity.

Yep. Lesson learned.

You see, I’ve been prepping my skin for warmer weather, using a self-tanning lotion on my legs so that I can rid myself of tights as soon as the weather permits. I realized after the fact, that said tanning lotion is actually what turned my towel brown. It wasn’t a dirty towel after all, so thank goodness I didn’t complain to the staff!

Anyway, my recent experience, awkward as it was, reminded me that you might use self-tanners too. And if you do, you might just be interested in what I use. You know, so we can compare stories notes.

I’ve been using Jergens natural glow foaming moisturizer, and I feel like it actually works. (Bonus when you pay for something, and it actually works, right?!) I am fair skinned but tan naturally in the summer, although to see me in the winter, you probably wouldn’t guess it!

I use this self-tanner in the early spring to prep my skin, especially my legs.

self tanner pic

Plus, my legs feel moisturized, not just tanned.

So, if you’re looking for a self-tanner, I guess I’d recommend this one. I’d just also recommend avoiding white towels for awhile. 🙂

Do you use self-tanner? What products work for you?

Linking up with Molly from Still Being [Molly] and Carly from Lipgloss and Crayons for YOLO Monday!

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This entry was published on March 4, 2013 at 6:00 am. It’s filed under Not So Smart and Savvy..., Smart and Savvy...Beauty and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

8 thoughts on “Prepping Your Skin for Spring

  1. Love that stuff! And thank goodness the towel wasn’t dirty from someone else!!!

  2. lifeasmrsburnett on said:

    I use the jargons gradual glow lotion. I like it…but im going to Florida next week and i’m looking for something that will give me a bit more color but not leave me looking orange…

  3. I’m a big sunless tanner junkie (and have wrote a few of my own reviews on them too!). I’ll have to check this one out. I’m not sure I like that it came off on your towel though! The last thing you want is to jump into a friends pool and have the colour drain off you! Does it leave any streaks?

    • Oh, great question, Alex! It hasn’t left any streaks and I’ve actually been really happy with it. I’m not sure what happened with the towel thing. I’m thinking that maybe I put the tanner on that morning. Typically, I use it at night and don’t have any problems!

  4. Sarah Stright-Hartley on said:

    Haha, this is awesome! I’ve been thinking about checking out this self tanner so thanks for the warning 🙂

    • I’m pretty happy with this self-tanner. It seems to work and doesn’t leave me streaky. I try to put it on at night and let it dry completely before doing anything else. Wouldn’t want another towel incident! 🙂

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