How I get the perfect summer glow without the summer sun

Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who's the fairest of them all? Confession: it's me. And I am not happy about it. I am so pale that if you tan while sitting next to me, you will get even tanner because the sun's rays reflect off my skin. The foundation tone 'Ivory' is just a little too dark for me. I think you get the picture.

Summer is just around the corner, and as turtlenecks turn into tanks, I yearn for a sun-kissed glow. Considering tanning the traditional way is not an option, and a tanning bed may as well be my casket, I turn to self-tanner. Over the years, I've tried it all— sprays, lotions, wipes, brushes—you name it, I've tried it. After several streaks and mishaps (think Ross's disaster spray tan in Friends), I have found the holy grail: St Tropez Tanning Mousse.

This self-tanner gives me life. It gives me a glowing, natural and even tan that the sun or tanning bed could never accomplish. First exfoliate, then blend with the tanning mitt all over, including your face. Wait 4-6 hours to shower, and you're a goddess. The mousse works for all skin tones and is completely streak-free. The tanner has a green undertone instead of the traditional orange, so it obliterates redness without making you look like Snooki circa 2009. It's incredible— so break out those bikinis (and the sunscreen) and enjoy your glowing and tan line-free summer.

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