Fake Tan in the Winter: Do or Don't?

self tannerI never received any "real" sun this summer, so while everyone else's sun-kissed glow begins to fade, I will begin to look more and more like Snooki from the Jersey Shore thanks to my self-tanner obsession.

It's the one thing that I hate about winter -- pale is the norm. And, even though a lot of people look better with a tan, it just looks odd in the winter. The colder it gets, the more obvious us naturally super pale folks are donning the fake stuff.


I made an attempt to go sans self-tanner today, and yowza. It ain't pretty. I may have been sporting a cold the last few days, but dang, I look like I should be wheeling an IV cart around. Clearly, some sort of camouflage is needed.

It's all about balance. Sure that I-just-got-back-from-the-beach look flies in July, but come November, you're going to look like an Oompa-Loompa in cashmere. But hey, as a fellow self-tanning addict, I hear ya. If you just can't knock the habit, at least tone it down. Try putting it on at night (make sure it's completely dry before climbing in bed or you'll stain the pillows!), so when you wash your face in the morning, any excess is rinsed away, giving you a season-worthy glow. Another option is mixing it with moisturizer so that it's not so intense.

Do you use self-tanner in the winter? If so, does your self-tanning routine change at all?


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