I continue to hang out with people who went (or are going South — someplace where they aren’t wearing winter coats). I’m jealous. And I remember my family doc went tanning during a long winter — years ago — I saw him there.
He said it would be a good prescription — Vitamin D and all. I have to admit it’s hard not to feel good when you smell coconut, listen to tropical island music and feel warm.
I haven’t been in a tanning bed in years (because it is not good for you), but I’ve used spray tans before with success. The best are the tans you pay for at tanning salons. They take only a few minutes. A spray tan at Total Tan is $23, and you can get coupons and multi-spray tan discounts. Call your favorite tanning salon to get rates. Learn how to prepare for a spray tan right here from Women’s Health Magazine.
In the DIY category, I have a linen closet full of tubes, sprays and creams. I’m not a huge fan of any of them, but here’s an article from about.com by Julyne Derrick about her faves. On the flip side, here are the 7 worst self tanners from Total beauty.com – some brands are on both lists. This is one of those things where nothing works for everyone.
Quell the smell
The worst thing about all tanners is they smell. The Women’s Health Magazine article also offers advice on how to get rid of the smell from tanners – it’s vanilla perfume or citrus. Here’s the full article. Happy Monday!