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How to get a sunless holiday tan

By Lauren Wolfe Staff Writer

The weather is starting to get cold and the holidays are coming soon. Our summer tans are fading away, but that does not mean that you can’t have that fabulous summer glow all year round. Some great self tanners include Clarins instant gel, Clinique tinted lotion, and St. Tropez bronzing mousse. I highly recommend St.Tropez. It’s a mousse cream that glides on nicely and will not leave your skin with any sign of streaks. People will assume that you have a natural looking glow all year round, and the cream never leaves you looking orange.

Naturally, younger college girls turn to the indoor tanning salons if they want to be tan. I have to admit that I was a regular tanning bed customer at one point, but what I didn’t realize is that it was really damaging my skin. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “people who begin tanning younger than age 35 have a 59 percent higher risk of melanoma.” People who use indoor tanning beds also have a higher risk of eye damage and wrinkles. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want wrinkles and I’ll do whatever it takes to prevent them. It’s also said that tanning beds change the texture of your skin after a period of time.

However, the healthier alternative to providing your skin with a natural tan glow is the tanning cream or tanning spray, but most tanning creams and sprays don’t work at all. They leave you either looking orange and unnatural, or streaky and abnormally blotchy. St. Tropez is an amazing mousse for yourskin. Instyle Magazine has actually voted St.Tropez the “best self-tanning product of 2013”.

It’s easy to put on and it’s not very expensive. It’s only $32 for the smaller bottle and $42 for the larger bottle. The people who are damaging their skin at tanning beds, are spending more money on a tanning package and having health risks, than buying St. Tropez with no health risks and for less money.

How to use St. Tropez:

First: Shower and exfoliate your skin. Use a lotion to get all the dead skin cells off.

Second: Use a mitt or a brush to put the St. Tropez mousse on and rub all over your skin, or just the places that you want to be tan. I recommend a mitt, it’s easier to use and it glides on the product, leaving no streaks. Even if you miss a spot with the mitt, it’s barely noticeable and it blends right in.

Third: Let your skin dry. You don’t want to put your clothing on right away. The mousse needs time to absorb into your skin allowing you to look glowing and fabulously tan.

St. Tropez usually lasts two weeks, and you can apply as much as you want for darker results. You can purchase St. Tropez online, at Ulta or at Sephora. If you want to return back to your homes with a healthy looking glow, use St. Tropez self-tanning mousse; protect your skin for the holidays!

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