Who doesn’t love a golden glow in the summer? This time of year, a good tan can feel like a crucial component to any great outfit. Not only does tan skin make the color on your outfit pop, it also has an undeniable slimming effect – check out your decolletage and abs after a spray tan – the difference is amazing! Before I head to the beach, I fake my bake instead. Wearing a bikini is scary enough without feeling pale and pasty on the first day of vacay! It’s important to remember that not only is the sun super damaging, it is also alarmingly aging – remember Magda from There’s Something About Mary? Wrinkly leather skin ain’t a good look.
So – self-tanner formulas have come a long way, but that doesn’t always mean you’ll get the perfect glow. You can find a more detailed guide to pulling off the perfect false tan in my book, Front Roe, but the key notes to keep in mind are: