(Special thanks to JGIWC for all her spray tan advice, I am going to try it one of these days!.) As much as I love the beach, I slather more and more SPF every time I go because I am TERRIFIED of skin cancer. I need to go to the derm and have all my moles and freckles checked (by the way, does the word moles bother anyone else? I feel like I just said something inapprop). As a pre-cursor to trying out the spray tan, I am gone back to an old friend from freshman year of college--Jergens natural glow (note the picture from amazon.com, is a little old, the packaging is slightly different now).
This worked quite well a few years ago, keeping me from getting my pasty white in the winter. On the second go around I will say they have improved the smell tremendously! I stopped using it initially because I didn't like the smell, but its much better now. I've been using it for about a week and I'm pleased with my color considering I haven't laid out in the sun or done anything else to naturally enhance my tan. So if you're heading into fall and winter knowing the death of your tan is imminent, try this to combat the pasty-ness. For those of you (ahem, my mother and sister) who stay a divine natural brown all year long--feel free to play along with the rest of us so we don't resent you and your glorious coloring.