If you’re one of my pale friends, you probably clicked on this blog post. I normally don’t mind my ghostly skin too much because it’s what I was born with and I’ve reached a level of not caring that is admirable.
But then I started going to yoga and all of that has been flipped on it’s head. I stand next to the windows (because that’s where it’s coolest), but my skin literally shines like I’m a glow in the dark human. It doesn’t help that everyone around me has nice glow-y skin. Where my pale people at? Don’t get me wrong – my skin is my skin and that’s how it’s going to be… but WHY NOT fake tan?! Why not, Abbey?
Since I’m not into tanning beds and will never be into tanning beds, that leaves me with spray tans and tanning lotion, and the actual sun. I did actually buy a Groupon for a spray tan, but am holding off to use it after I go to Scotland (in less than TWO weeks!) because it’s going to be cold there. That’s the one time I can embrace the pale.
So until then I settled on good ol’ Jergens natural glow in light/medium. I’ve never used this, but know a bunch of people who have and it’s their go-to for a nice pre-summer glow. I think my goal is to use this to establish a nice base, then go to Scotland, and upon my arrival back to hot & humid Houston I’ll go for the real spray tan deal. I do have to say I’ve been using this for three days and I already think I see a difference. I’m definitely not as blindingly pale… time will tell! I’m nervous that I’ll look like an orange so if anyone has tips – let a girl know.
What’s your favorite tanning lotion or place in Houston to get a spray tan? Stay tuned for my fake tan venture – I’m sure I’ll keep you updated on what I look like post Scotland. eeee!