Jill Kloster, Breezy Mama‘s fearless beauty editor is back–this time, she’s not scared to get orange (and bronzed) in order to bring you the best advice on sunless tanning. Read on to see what Jill gets herself into this time. . .
I was 15 years old when my tanning obsessed friend lent me her sunlamp. After my parents went to bed that night, I MacGyvered the lamp to my bedside table and I purposely made sure that when I laid down on the floor underneath it, there was less than an inch between my face and the bulb. I must have laid there for at least 30 minutes. I had visions of walking into my high school the next day as a bronzed goddess. The Captain of the wrestling team would finally notice me and we would be together forever. What I didn’t know, was that a sunlamp should really be called a burn lamp because you do not get sun. You get burn. I remember feeling like my face had been shrink-wrapped, and that I was probably going to have to wear a ski mask for at least a week.
What is it about having a tan that makes us pull stunts like the burn lamp, or the baby oil-iodine homebrew? And what about the under the chin tri-fold foil contraption? Genius. Tanning seems to have a weird psychological effect on us. I personally feel healthy and more confident when I’m tanned. I actually even feel skinnier, which is ridiculous. My friends in the south have a saying: “tanned [Read more…] about Jill’s Picks: 5 Products for Sunless Tanning