I’m not sure if it’s a Canada-wide phenomenon or not, but at least in Toronto this summer, there’s only one way to describe the weather: crappy.
As I mentioned here, I’m not a tanner anymore, but even still—by the halfway point of summer, I’ve usually got a bit of colour. This year? Nada.
Time to pull out the faux glow. Just when you thought there couldn’t be any more innovations in self-tanners, there are—really:
Nivea’s Smooth Legs Summer Touch ($9.29 at Well.ca) not only gradually builds a natural-looking tan, it also reduces the appearance of hair on your legs. Over time, the hair appears softer, so you can get more time in between hair removal sessions. (Hint: you could use it on your arms, too.)
Jergens has a trio of innovations this year. For the body, there’s Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer in Firming and Revitalizing versions ($11.29, also at Well.ca). The former reduces the appearance of cellulite in seven days, while the latter has antioxidants and vitamin E that help your (fake) tan last twice as long.
And remember the oft-repeated beauty wisdom about self-tanners not providing sun protection? Well, scratch that. Jergens also has a new Natural Glow Daily Facial Moisturizer ($11.29 at Well.ca) with broad-spectrum SPF 20 protection.
Available online at Well.ca or at drugstores and mass-market retailers across Canada.