This post is for the women who, like me, feel a little bittersweet about the warmer temps and vacation planning. Yeah, sure, it’s fun to shop for dresses and shorts and dream about lounging in the sun, sipping umbrella drinks. But the reality is you will likely be spending your weekends and vacation serving orange slices and Capri Suns in between games of Marco Polo at the pool. And it also means the time has come to shed the opaque tights, exposing to the world your bare your legs that haven’t seen daylight in months.
Don’t worry, mama. We’ve put together a list of our favorite tinted lotions and sunless tanners to help you pull off that relaxed, sun-kissed glow you used to have in college. And each of these products will cost you less than $30, so you’ll still have money left over to tip the cabana boy when you finally break away from the kids this summer!
Tinted Face Moisturizers
Olay Pore Minimizing CC Cream, $22.99
Marcelle BB Cream Golden Glow, $29.00
Bronzing Body Lotions
Jergens Natural Glow, $10.39
L’Oreal Sublime Bronze Serum, $9.99
PSA: I know a lot of people have anxiety about self-tanners, and I get it. Please – I’m begging you – do not lay in a tanning bed. (Your skin and your body will thank you for it.) Instead, try an air-brushed spray tan, which can be customized to your color preference and will last up to two weeks. If you live in the Atlanta area, my favorite spray tans are done by the ladies at Raw Bronzing Studio.