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The Perfect Self-Tan in 3 Easy Steps

3 Steps to the Perfect Self-Tan.

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The best indulgences are the little, guilt-free ones, aren't they?

I've written time and time again that one of the main reasons I started a blog was to have something fun for myself amid the chaos of motherhood. I'm a huge proponent of finding time for oneself, whether it's exercise, time with the girls, or indulging in a beauty routine.

Jergens® invited me to plan a staycation for myself without spending a lot of money. That's a challenge easily accepted since I regularly steal away for a glass of wine and bath after I put the kids to bed.

This time around, I tried Jergens® Natural Glow® Sunless Tanning Collection. I am pasty white in cooler months (evidence here) and regularly self or airbrush tan if I have any important events or parties. I have Jergen's® Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer in a pump, travel-size, full-size, you name it, so I was very interested in trying out the new collection, which contains Jergens® Natural Glow® Color Primer In-Shower Scrub, Jergens® Natural Glow® Instant Sun Sunless Tanning Mousse, and Jergens® Natural Glow® Tan Extender Daily Moisturizer.

It's common knowledge at this point that you have to exfoliate well for a smooth and even self tan. Jergens® Natural Glow® Color Primer In-Shower Scrub, good for all skin types, gently exfoliates and primes the skin for color. The smell is really pleasant. I can't put my finger on it, but I would say a light, tropical scent. It's also great for using on your hands after the mousse or lotion to remove any color from your hands.

Jergens® Natural Glow® Instant Sun™ Sunless Tanning Mousse is an airy, moisturizing mousse that you apply all over the skin and it dries in about a minute. The mousse is a brownish color and a bit bubbly. It too has a very pleasant smell. The smell is not would I would have guessed for a self-tanner and different from the Natural Glow lotion. It's easy to apply but I did use about half the bottle for my entire body and I recommend using a mitt to apply it for more precision.

Last but not least, Jergens® Natural Glow® Tan Extender Daily Moisturizer is designed to help extend a tan, natural from the sun or sunless tanner, for up to 7 days. It too is designed for all skin types and smells great. We have to moisturize anyway, so this product is a no-brainer.

If you're interested in a little staycation of your own, a tan will certainly do the trick, trust me! Check out Jergens® Glow Advisorand receive a $1-off coupon.


Life's too short to spend hours in the sun. Tan in an Instant with the Jergens® Instant Sun ™ collection.