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Get Summer Smooth Skin

by Remington Ready June 24, 2015



Summer is finally here! We know you’re more than ready to wear a sundress and hit the beach in your newest swimsuit. One of the best parts of summer is getting to finally wear that sundress and hit the beach in your newest swim suit. Unfortunately, your skin might not be so prepared. You know how it is, you have to shave more often, or you forget to and have to deal with the prickly stubble! On top of that, your pale and dry skin is recovering from hibernation. It can be way too big of a hassle without help from some handy products. So here are some of our favorites for summer smooth skin. It’s all fast and easy to do, so you can throw on your swim suit without a worry!



Earth Therapeutics Natural Exfoliating Hydro Towel

Lotion just isn’t enough to get that smooth feel you’re looking for. Gently massage your skin with this towel before shaving to buff away dead skin and open clogged pores for a closer shave. When you aren’t shaving, exfoliate before applying daily lotion.


Optimal Solutions Organic Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil is the perfect moisturizer if you’re looking for a step up! It’s a natural oil that conditions and moisturizes very dry or rough skin. You can use it as a replacement for your daily lotion, or as a weekly regimen by applying generously right after a shower.


Jergens Natural Glow Instant Sun Moisturizing Lotion

If you need a quick boost of glowing color, this instant lotion is for you! Once a week, rub the airy mousse into your skin right before bed, making sure to cover all of your skin. The color is instant, quite flawless and dries in 60 seconds!


Jergens Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer

To keep up your glow, use this daily sunless tanning lotion. It gradually adds natural-looking color to your skin while moisturizing. You don’t have to worry about streaks or missing spots, so it’s easy to apply regularly.


iLight Pro PLUS Quartz Intense Pulsed Light Hair Removal System

Wouldn’t you love to not worry about shaving anymore? The iLight Pro removes hair fast and easy by using light energy to disable hair at the follicle. It’s similar to the technology used by dermatologists, so you can get permanent* results after just 3 treatments. Bye-bye razor!

*Individual results vary. In clinical testing, on average, participants had 66% fewer hairs twelve months after just three treatments, similar to results observed from professional hair removal devices.


Self Tanning 101

by Keltie Colleen July 16, 2012


When I was in high school I was really hot. I mean it. I had over bleached hair, Guess jeans and a perfect tropical tan. (I should mention that I went to high school in Northern Canada where 9 months of the year we lived in a freezing cold, snowy wonderland.) I was extra hot because I spent 22 minutes everyday after school inside my local tanning  studio working on my perfect tropical tan.


You know how the saying goes... “If I only knew then, what I know now.”


Let’s face it, the suns rays make us age...and aging sucks. The sun causes your skin to do all kinds of ugly things like get wrinkles and sun spots, and can also lead to scary stuff like skin cancer. The worst part about it is that none of the damage is instant. You can be a sun worshiper for years, and then one day wake up with skin that looks like it belongs on a leather purse. The only way to stay looking young to is avoid the sun completely. Of course, this means skipping out on your own perfect tropical tan, or spending a ton of money to have a machine “spray tan” you with some orange paint that only lasts a few days.


I am a big believer in an at home self-tan. I wanted to share my secrets to a great in home tan because there are thousands of products out there and I have pretty much tried them all (I have the horrible photos to prove it). Remember, always wear sunscreen on your face. I wear SPF 70 everyday. Your older self will really thank you for it!


One final thought, unless you are a unicorn please do not use a self-tanning product that has chunks of glitter in it. Glitter is a sure fire way for everyone to figure out that you tanned at home and have not been vacationing in the south of France on your yacht! Say no to glitter tan-o-holics!!



A Few Tips Before You Start:


- Always shower and exfoliate before applying a self-tanner.


- Remember to WASH YOUR HANDS after you apply the tanner.


- Take your time when applying the tanner and make sure that the product is applied evenly.


- Run around your house naked for 20 minutes after you apply to tanner to make sure that it dries evenly and doesn’t ruin your clothing.


 - Apply tanner all the way into your hairline.


 - Never apply a self-tan the night before an important meeting or event. If something goes wrong you want a day to be able to fix it!




Four Products I Love:


1.  Kiehl’s Sun Free Tanning Formula

I love this product because it’s very natural, smells great and is a light consistency so it doesn't streak the way a thick cream does. It's natural color just gives your skin a healthy glow, and not a “hi, I just did a self-tan” look.


2. Adonia Bronzing Glow™ Self Tanner

I love this at home spray tanner because it’s really easy to get a streak free tan. You spray a small amount onto your skin and then rub it in. It’s a half oil and half serum mix and is super light on the skin. I know many of my friends that are dancers on Dancing With The Stars swear by this tanner.


3. St. Tropez Bronzing Mousse

I love that this product comes with an applicator mitt because it’s always a challenge for me to not end up with “tanner hands” after I self tan at home. St. Tropez is a beautiful color and is so lightweight you don’t feel it on your skin at all. I also think that St. Tropez is the longest lasting at home tan that you can get.


4. Lorac Tantalizer

You know when you see celebs on the red carpet and their leg skin is shimmery, tanned and seemingly perfect. Many times, it’s actually body make-up. My favorite is Lorac. This is not a self-tan but a cream that can be applied until your next shower that will give you a tan for the night, plus some shimmer. It’s perfect for a night out, when you are rocking a minidress. Just be careful because it will come off on your clothes when you sweat (ie. don’t wear white!)



By Keltie Colleen is a blogger/author. You can check out her blog on Buzznet and you can "Like" her Facebook page for a free chapter of her book Rockettes, Rockstars and Rockbottom