What do Laura Dern, Kim Kardashian, Penelope Cruz, Kelly Osbourne, singer Brandy and Eva Longoria all have in common? They all fake it for the red carpet with St. Tropez body products. Modern celebs who want to maintain the health of their luscious-looking skin opt for St. Tropez spray tans instead of the sun’s rays for an instant glow.
When you use St. Tropez body products correctly, you can create a natural glow based on your skin type. An even better perk is that the cost of a St. Tropez product is less expensive than a couple of sessions in a UV tanning bed.
For a subtle tan (think Kim Kardashian), opt for the bronzing mousse, which naturally adjusts to your natural skin tone. The bronzing mousse is also perfect if you’re interested in creating contours. If you want a darker, more intense hue, try one of St. Tropez’s bronzing lotions. Mimic Penelope Cruz’s glow by accenting your bottled tan with a St. Tropez skin illuminator, which celebrity tanning artists use on their clients’ shoulders, shins, collar bones and cheek bones.
Never use St. Tropez body products on the day of the event, because this is a great way to ruin your dress. Instead, apply the mousse or lotion three nights before the big night so the tanning solution can set and you can shower. Always follow the directions on the bottle so you don’t end up with unsightly streaks.
Fashion-forward celebrities aren’t always a bad example, especially when it comes to skin care. With spring already here, grab your own St. Tropez body products to ensure you always look red carpet-glamorous.
In the world of tanning creams and lotions, the latest is the St. Tropez spray tan in the form of a mousse. There are two types of mousse products from this line to give you a perfect, natural glow – the Everyday Gradual Tan Mousse and the Self Tan Bronzing Mousse. The foam is so simple to use that the hottest celebrities (like Penelope Cruz and Kim Kardashian) wear it before hitting the red carpet. The price is so affordable you don’t have to get a second job just to nab a bottle for yourself.
To get your own celebrity-like tan, take a shower in the evening and exfoliate your skin. Don’t forget about your knees, elbows, feet and ankles because the skin in those areas is particularly rough. When you’re completely dry, pull up your hair. (If you have light-colored hair, dab some moisturizer along your eyebrows and hairline.)
Omega-3 is a must-have supplement that is essential for heart and brain health – plus it can help improve the look of your skin. While your body is a fabulous piece of work (it is, admit it), it’s unable to produce this essential fatty acid on its own. Doctors recommend eating foods rich in Omega-3 (like flax), and thanks to Mama Mio, you can also slather it on your skin to stay moisturized as well as prevent and minimize the appearance of stretch marks.
There are three types of polyunsaturated fatty acids: Omega-3, -6 and -9. When consumed, Omega-3 is the angel of the family, Omega-6 is the black sheep and Omega-9 is the oddball because it technically isn’t an essential fatty acid. Omega-3 helps reduce inflammation, eliminate free radicals and boost the levels of serotonin (the feel-good chemical) in your brain. If you consume too much Omega-6, which is abundant in wheat products, you can experience the opposite effects. Topical use of Omega-6, however, has a more desirable effect. Omega-9 is an essential nutrient that your body produces on its own, unlike Omega-3 and -6.