Here comes the sun (almost) …

Beach style via Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/142848619405077143/

I’m giving top nonstopmama marks to the NAKED Glow It Up self-tanner (£9.98) which I posted about a few weeks ago!

 NAKED Glow It Up self tanner

It works on the same principle as other self-tanners, with natural DHA as the key ‘tanning’ ingredient, but – as with all the NAKED range –  the formula doesn’t contain parabens, SLS or petrochemicals (more info on their policy here!).

And, whilst there have been some recent concerns about the safety of DHA, most dermatologists and scientists I’ve seen quoted seem to agree that this applies more to the risk of inhalation of the ingredient through spray-tanning. And that we know the risks of real tanning are proven and very real.

That said, it’s something I personally want to keep an eye on, being a life-long lover of faking it! The alternative is to use one of the spray on, wash-off tints which don’t contain DHA since they don’t develop on the skin. And there are other options, too – I’ll also be looking at those this spring, so watch this space!

I’ve been using NAKED Glow It Up  just on my face (blending it down onto my décolleté, to use the beauty lingo) and I love how it glides on and spreads super-easily and quickly (less chance of streaking). The texture is just right: creamy and light, not too liquid-y nor too thick.

Also, it doesn’t have that distinctive ‘fake tan’ smell (nor does one develop over time, as some tend to! :) ).

I’ve got the Light/Medium, which is just enough to take the edge off my winter-washed out complexion (see this).

It’s suitable for the face and body and I think the time is coming to tackle those pasty pins, too! :)

Photo, top, via Aller Retour on Pinterest.

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2 Responses to “Here comes the sun (almost) …”

  1. Ooh, sounds great Jenni! Now we’ve seen a peep of sun, our self tanners need to come out. Listening to my fave uber diva, Joan Collins say how she’s kept her face out of the sun since her 20′s has really made me wonder whether my ‘real tan’ days are well and truly over :-( Sad face, but that said, with great new self tan products like Naked’s us girls who like a glow should still manage to live a happy life ;-) Have a great (and fingers crossed) sunny weekend!
    Lisa
    xx

  2. Jenni says:

    Oh thank you Lisa, you too – and yes, yes, yes – am SO with you, and I do feel a little glow (from a tube, bottle or compact!!) does help a girl after a certain age (well, actually I started at about age 14. Streaky Duo Tan, anyone?! :) ). Yes, spotted your Joan post – amazing – here’s to glowing at any and every age, fellow glow getter!!!! Bon sunny weekend!!! XXXX

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