Well summer is approaching, and if you are like me, your skin has been in hibernation underneath layers upon layers of clothing these past couple of months. Needless to say, my skin was looking more paste-y than naturally. In the wise words of a waiter at a Chinese restaurant, I am "so white" as compared to my family lol. I naturally have pretty fair skin that I actually don't mind, but I like a nice glow for the spring and summer time. I am so jealous of those who look incredibly goddess-like with a beautiful, rich tan but I also don't think I look that great with such a dark colour.
I probably am in the minority here, but I am not a fan of tanning. I love the sun and like to bask in it every so often, but I am definitely not one of those people who enjoy laying out in the sun for hours. I think it has to do with my exceptionally-crazy-over-thinking kind of mind that doesn't allow me to feel any sense of relaxation of laying in a sedentary state. Yeah, I'm not normal lol. Likewise, because I am fair I tend to get sunburn more easily (even with slabbing on a ton of sunscreen) and honestly, I just don't like being under heat for that long (high-maintenance hermit much? lol oops!)
With all that being said lol, I am a fan of gradual self-tanners because it allows me to control the colour that I want slowly, and I can build up the colour as I want. There are a lot of self-tanners out in the market, but the majority of them give me a more intense summer glow than I would want in just one shot. I just want a healthy glow for the spring and summer.
I have been using Jergen's gradual tanning lotion for years now, and it has continued to be a favourite of mine because it allows me to get that perfect, healthy look without being too tan (unless I want to). I had the opportunity to try out some of Jergen's tanning lotions which I was very excited by, and I thought I would tell you my thoughts on them after having tried them out for a couple of weeks.
Even though Jergen's is more of a gradual tan, being as fair-skinned as I am, the fair to medium lotion gave me a nice tan in about 2 days and stayed for about a week. That was definitely a plus, because I love things that are low-maintenance and easy. I am definitely a fan and will continue to use it as my favourite gradual tanning lotion. The products that were sent to me were the Jergen's daily moisturizer, Jergen's firming + daily moisturizer, Jergen's face moisturizer, Jergen's foaming daily moisturizer, and Jergen's 3 days to glow moisturizer. The following are my thoughts on each product:
Jergen's Natural Glow daily moisturizer:
Jergen's Natural Glow Firming + daily moisturizer:
Jergen's Natural Glow Foaming moisturizer:
Jergen's Natural Glow 3 days to glow moisturizer:
The claim that it states "3 days to glow" is very true. I actually was able to get a healthy glow in just one application. I applied it at night, and the next morning my skin had a nice, healthy glow to it. It is perfect for those days where you want a natural looking glow within the day. Again, application was easy, the tan was not streaky, and it made my skin nice and soft.
Jergen's Natural Glow face moisturizer:
Now that I provided some insight into my thoughts on the Jergen's Natural Glow products, I thought I would finish up the post with telling you how I achieve a perfect summer glow!
I always start off with a body wash and body scrub to clean away any dirt and dry skin so that my skin is smooth and supple.
Next, I like to shave...cause you know, no one wants glowy, tanned, and hairy legs lol.
Then I apply my choice of gradual tan moisturizer - my current favourite is the Jergen's Natural Glow 3 days to glow moisturizer!
I finish off with coconut oil for added shine and glow, and my favourite body spray so that I can not only look like but also smell like summaatime hehe :)
And finally, for my face, I sometimes like to apply my favourite bronzing products for that added touch of summer glow.
Thanks for reading,