How to get that Summer Glow

Hi Guys! 

I wanted to share my essentials for getting that summer glow! I have been getting so many compliments on my tan & I want to share what I do so you guys can glow & thrive 🙂 

First things first, WEAR SUNSCREEN. My absolute favorite is Hawaiian Tropics. It smells like coconuts & has a slight shimmer. It’s a light formula, so I never feel sticky! Fun fact: I hated wearing sunscreen as a kid because I didn’t like the smell & gross feel of it! I have linked the exact one that I use & it’s perfect. It has just enough to protection for my skin, but allows me to soak up the sunshine to get a tan. 

After I put on sunscreen, I lather on the tanning oil. I like to use Banana Boat Protective Tanning Oil. It contains sunscreen as well, so there is some protection. 

To be honest, I’ve always had an on/off relationship with tanning. When I was in high school, all I wanted was to be DARK no matter what it took. I was a lifeguard & then spent time tanning even on my days off. I probably didn’t always take precautions like I should of because I was so focused on just getting tan. I have thought about getting spray tans, but they seem like so much maintenance. But I have finally realized the importance of sunscreen & don’t go tanning without it! Being tan is amazing, but not at the expense of your health! 

Do you get spray tans, or like to tan naturally? Let me know in the comments or DM on social! I’m really curious about spray tans & the cost/maintenance of them, so please let me know!!

with love,

jazz

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Tanning Essentials

It is finally June which means there’s no denying it’s officially summer time. If you’re anything like me, you’re dreading the heat, but looking forward to the dark glow you’ll have come September.

I used to spend my summer days lying out baking. Because of that, I have plenty of tips & essentials that are necessary to survive a day of sunning. I still use a lot of these products when I’m at the beach or hanging poolside with friends, even though I’ve switched to the less natural, yet safer, version of tanning. You can find the perfect self tanner here. 

The first, most important item, is sunscreen. I used to avoid wearing sunscreen if I was going to be around people because some don’t smell good at all. But I found the perfect high SPF sunscreen that doesn’t smell & it has been a lifesaver. I use Hawaiian Tropic Sheer Touch Lotion Sunscreen in SPF 30, and it can be found at most drugstores. When tanning, it is important to have some protection, so an SPF of 30 protects your skin, but doesn’t take away from that color!

After liberally applying sunblock, I put on Banana Boat Protective Spray Oil. It’s a tanning oil that has shine & aids in a quicker tan, but also offers some protection from those rays.

To protect my face from the sun, I wear a hat. Function & fashion. Shop my cute picks here:

Women’s Braided Sun hat with Chiffon Scarf

Pom Pom Straw Hat

Can’t forget about the eyes. I dig cat eye sunglasses. My favorites here. 

Once you’re fully protected from the sun & ready to relax, put on some music & grab a book or magazine. Tanning is the perfect excuse to binge read Vogue or finish that book that’s been on your nightstand for 3 months. For some ideas of what to read, check out my article here. 

And of course, any time you are going to be out in the sun, drink water! Lemon slices & umbrella  straw optional…

Happy tanning!

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xo,

jazz