A Sunless Staycation

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A sunless Staycation with Jergens via. Birdie Shoots

Is there anything better than the prefect back from the beach glow? Since most of us don’t have the time to bask in the sun, nor the access to the beachside retreat, there’s another way to get that perfect tan. Yes, I’m talking about sunless tanner, and let me tell you it really is a beachside vacation in a bottle! Jergens® Instant Sun ™ collection has been my go-to this season. The collection has everything you need to achieve that perfect subtle tan, without streaks or that dreaded orange glow.

I recently treated myself to a little “staycation” complete with a 3-step gorgeous glow, and maybe a margarita or two. The key to getting your glow on is to follow a quick and easy system of preparation and application.

A sunless Staycation with Jergens via. Birdie Shoots
A sunless Staycation with Jergens via. Birdie Shoots
A sunless Staycation with Jergens via. Birdie Shoots

Step 1: Exfoliate

If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the years, it’s that exfoliation is a must! Prepare your skin with Jergens® Natural Glow® Color Primer In-Shower Scrub. Gently scrub your skin, or where you will be applying your tanner and rinse thoroughly.

Step 2: Application

After exfoliating, dry skin and prepare to apply Jergens® Natural Glow® Instant Sun Sunless Tanning Mousse. The best way to apply a mousse formula is with a tanning mitt or gloves. Using these will keep your hands from excess color or uneven application. Smooth evenly over the body, being careful around areas of the skin more likely to be dry, such as the ankles, knees, or elbows. If you're especially concerned with these areas simply apply a light moisturizer and the product will blend with ease.

I typically start the application at the feet and work my way up. Once completed, wash your hands. The color will start to deepen almost immediately, so it’s essential to let your skin dry prior to dressing. I keep a pair of knit pajama close by to throw on afterward. Avoid showering over the next few hours, this is where the true staycation comes into play! Whip up an on-the-rocks margarita and dive into a new book or that stack of fashion mags.

Step 3: Keeping the Glow Alive

It’s essential to keep your skin hydrated and well moisturized over the next week or so. Skin that is treated to a daily moisturizer will hold a tan much longer. Jergens® Natural Glow® Tan Extender Daily Moisturizer is a great way to prolong your gorgeous glow and keep your skin looking great. 

Sunless Staycation with Jergens via. Birdie Shoots

So what better way to treat yourself without spending hours in the sun? My tip: swap out a night out for a little at-home sunless staycation.

Life's too short to spend hours in the sun. Tan in an Instant with the Jergens® Instant Sun ™ collection.