Self-Tanning in Preperation for a Winter Vacation.

As you read this, I am on a jet plane on my way to the very south of Florida. I cannot tell you how much I need this vacation. The alone time away with my husband and warm weather is something I am definitely looking forward to.

In the last few days up until my winter vacation, I have been doing some major skin prep, which includes exfoliating and self-tanning. We know how bad tanning beds are for us even though this is how I would prep in the "old days". But like I said, these days it is all about self-tanning and with so many great self-tanners on the market, there is no good reason not to give them a try when going after a beautiful golden glow.

For my face, I am using a combination of Bella Bronze Golden Chamomile & Goats Milk Self-Tanner* for the face & body, on my face. Of course, I am using bronzer, and the one I use is specifically for bronzing and self-tanning. Remember Mally Beauty Bronze Genius Self-Tanning Bronzing Powder? I love it, and it is what I am depending on to keep my face looking golden right now.

For my body, I am using my favorite - cannot recommend this one enough - Luminess Tan Airbrush System *, along with Clarins Delicious Self-Tanning Cream* on my legs as well. This ensures a darker shade on my legs, along with an even application.

If you are heading to warmer weather this winter and are in need of a quick, faux glow, I hope you will check out my recommendations. And I hope you protect your skin with an SPF of at least 30, which I will be doing too.

*Press sample submitted for review by brand or brand representative.