Coming from a pale faced, pasty white, sensitive skinned gal, it’s rough when come summer time the world is a sea of bronzed goddesses. Do I sound bitter? Maybe…to be honest, I’ve never been a fan of tanning or the tanned look but I do want the option of trying it if I feel like it. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, right? That’s never truer than in this case because where I’m originally from (Philippines), beauty is associated with lighter complexions (I’m not going to go into the logic of it because it’s NOT logical). In fact, there’s a whole industry of products for skin lighteners because of this aesthetic belief (go figure!). And because of my sensitive skin and my goal of only using natural products (no bad stuff like parabens, SLS, propylene glycol, phthalates, petroleum products, etc.), the choices to achieve a natural looking tan skin is even harder.
Hard but achievable. Try the steps and products shown above…be cautious because even with natural products which often use fruit extracts or enzymes, allergies can still occur. I have to be careful myself; I always swipe a little bit of a new product I’m trying on the inside of the wrist before I willy-nilly apply it all over to make sure I don’t have an adverse reaction. The other negative to these products is that they can sometimes be pricey. I sincerely wish someday, companies that make products that are actually good for you (including food products) can be subsidized or supported by the government (the way the fructose or corn industry is) so that savings can be passed on to the consumers. Hard but achievable, hopefully! That’s it for now!