If you are planning a trip to a warm and sunny destination, and you don’t want to arrive with a pale complexion and white legs, try my self tan prep. Before you embark on any self tanning routine, you must prep your skin with a good face and body scrub.
For the face, I love the Epicuren Micro Derm Scrub, which I have been using weekly for years. The tiny beads truly refine your skin leaving it super soft and smooth. This scrub is the perfect exfoliator in preparation for my absolute favorite, the Charlotte Tilbury Overnight Bronze and Glow Mask. I am addicted to this product and use it regularly.
For the body, I love all of the Bliss body scrubs. They are highly effective and smell fantastic.
Follow with the best tan towelettes by Kate Somerville. I find these to give subtle, natural color. They are easy to apply and come in individual packets that make them perfect for travel. I use these all year long.
Now that you are going to be exposed to the sun, you will need a good sunscreen. On my face, I use Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recover SPF 50
For the body, I like the Neutrogena products, especially Wet Skin, since it is formulated for water sports.
And don’t forget your lips! They are most vulnerable to sun damage. Kiehl’s Butterstick Lip Treatment has SPF 25 and is something that I use on a daily basis. It is ultra moisturizing and smells great! I keep one in my handbag, car and vanity. I never leave home without it!