I frequent beauty blogs. I try to keep up with skin care trends through the eyes of these very dedicated woman. Lately, it appears that everywhere I go, bloggers are reviewing fake tanning solutions. Big comparisons between this lotion and that bronzer. Living in Florida, I don't worry about being pale, because if I want a tan, I can sit poolside and get one any day (although if you saw me, you'd see how pale I am at my tannest). Do you remember when there was only one tanning lotion available back in the 80's? I can't pull the name of the brand from my brain archive. The lotion left me orange and smeary looking. It looked like I smeared myself in pumpkin. Ew.
Other tanning choices on the tan menu are tanning beds, which I did a few times when I lived in Brooklyn and needed a "dose" of sun. The newest form, though, is pretty fascinating. Spray tan. A friend of mine got a spray tan at her gym, of all places. Looks good, but does it just come off when you shower? Can that be good for your skin? The creepiest of all is the tanning pill. I quote from this website that sells Tanamins (vitamins that make you tan????): "Our synergized blend of 2000 mg of L-tyrosine, a natural occurring amino acid, provides the nutrients your body requires to increase melanin production."
You know, I was a product junkie way back when. Always ready to jump on board to try the next miracle cream... for stronger longer hair, smaller pores, faster growing nails, whatever was going to help me through those terrible awkward years as a teenager. Now I am a bit skeptical because of too many disappointments and too many dumb moves. I am not falling for miracles anymore now that I am 36 years old. BUT! If anyone has tried the pills and has had positive results, then please post here. We want to know.
I think Fake Bake may be a short-lived month of May trend, but I eagerly await other stuff that I actually will use. If you can remember the name of that 80's tanning lotion, please leave a comment, because I would love to be reminded. The old brain is going. :)