So, since Spring is about to come to a close, and the beach, bikinis, and brooooown skin are on everyone's minds (especially with wedding season coming up, and coming in strong), I thought I would profile a few products that I personally use in order to, perhaps, implore you, dear readers, not to harm your precious skin, to embrace the tone of your epidermis, and also, to fake it 'til you make it if your pallor is a little bit less like Nicole Kidman and a little bit more like Casper the Friendly Ghost.
Numero uno: for daily use I like to lather on Olay Total Effects 7-in-one Anti-aging lotion with SPF 15.
It's fragrance free, and chock full of anti-oxidants, and really feels like it's turning back the clock while protecting from future damage. It's a little pricey for a face lotion, but usually, if you shop around or look for coupons you can get a few bucks off that $20 price tag.
Numbero dos: Olay Total Effects Night Firming Cream. Basically, the nocturnal version of the aforementioned lotion, without the SPF. Because, unless you sleep on the sun, you probably don't need sunblock while you're snoozing.
Numero tres: Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock. It's by far, the best face sunblock ever--better than Aveeno faces sunblock. I know. Blasphemous. However, this sunblock soaks in quickly, is not greasy, and smells like flowers! It's awesome.
It runs about $8.99 and mine came with a free chapstick that is almost like a lip gloss, it's so creamy!
Numero quatro: Jergens Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer. I'm sure you've all heard of this one--it's a self-tanner lotion-in-one so that you gradually get that beachy glow instead of slathering on real self tanner only to discover that you've chosen the wrong color or it's streaky or you missed a spot or twenty. Confession--I've never used a genuine self tanner. I'm itching to try 'em out, but I'm just not so sure yet. I'll let you know when I take the plunge.
I usually don't use this stuff every. single. day. because--just like the real stuff--it can "gather" at your wrists and ankes and wave the "fake flag" if you're not careful. Truly, exfoliating those areas in the shower will help guard against the tell-tale line. They also make this stuff for faces, but I usually just use bronzer.
So, there you have it: the "skin"-ny on skincare. Heh heh.
I am so clever. ;)