Written on June 7, 2011 at 9:18 am , by Fitness Magazine
Ladies, we all know how important it is to stay safe in the sun, but who doesn’t want a nice glow? Well, it’s time to kiss the damaging sun oils goodbye and say hello to the myriad self-tanner options on the market. Since choosing among the bounty can be daunting, I put together a list of my favorite options:
BEST INSTANT TANNER: L’Oreal Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Lotion in Deep Natural No need to worry about looking orange with this one; a perfectly bronze shade developed within a few hours.
BEST GRADUAL TANNER: Jergens Natural Glow Foaming Moisturizer This lightweight foam subtly enhanced my skin tone in less than a week—and spread on so easily.
BEST RINSE-OFF: MAC Cosmetics Skin-Sheen Leg Spray When my legs need an extra boost for a little black dress, I spray this transfer-resistant tint on, and it washes off in my next shower.
—By Kelly Garner, beauty intern
Written on September 13, 2010 at 4:30 pm , by Fitness Magazine
Fall is just around the corner, and that means dryer air—and skin. Time to bolster your defenses by making a few small tweaks to your body care routine. In the shower, switch to a creamy hydrating body wash, like Aveeno Positively Nourishing Hydrating Body Wash, which moisturizes as it cleanses.
When you step out, pat dry with a terrycloth towel. Patting dry, rather than vigorously rubbing, helps your skin retain more moisture. Then wrap your hair up in a terrycloth towel to keep it out of the way (and reduce drying time). Apply a thick lotion all over to lock in hydration, like Lubriderm Advanced Therapy Lotion. Extra credit: To get a subtle tan while you moisturize, try Jergens Natural Glow Express Body Lotion, which is laced with self-tanner that builds up over a few days. Sayonara, scaly skin!
-Kari LaPrade, Beauty Intern