Dana Is Jergens Natural Glowing For The First Time In 2.5 Years
Fun factoid: As I type this, it's officially Groundhog Day 2017.
When I lived in New York, I positively liiiiiiiived for Groundhog Day. For someone who complained bitterly about the cold - each and every day of every winter for 30+ years I complained bitterly about the cold - the prospect of an early spring if 'Punxsutawney Phil' didn't see his shadow had me on the edge of my seat every February 2.
Now that I'm Miss Florida (not literally Miss Florida, but you catch my drift - I live here), Groundhog Day doesn't hold nearly as much intrigue for me.
But still, we have our own little version of winter down here. And guess what? Phil didn't see his shadow this morning. So in solidarity with all the Northerners who have to endure six more weeks of cold weather, I've decided to self-tan in their honor.
Since moving to St. Petersburg in the summer of 2014, I rarely if ever self-tan. I don't need to. In the cooler months, when I'm often wearing jeans or skirts or dresses with high boots, I make do with the little bit of color I pick up while running and playing tennis outdoors.
When it's hot as hell down here, and I'm in shorts and a bathing suit on a regular basis, I deliberately tan for 10 minutes a day so I don't have any weird, tell-tale lines.
Yes, you read that right: I deliberately tan for 10 minutes a day.
Then I scamper back into the house and do my vampire routine. I'm a bit of a workaholic when my totlette is in school, and I'm basically welded to my computer for much of the day.
But yesterday, when I cracked open a massive box of beauty goodies that arrived on my doorstep for review, I spotted two tubes of new Jergens Natural Glow Wet Skin Moisturizer and pounced.
Although I was having a hard time wrapping my Barbie brain around how a self-tanner can mix with water and not wind up a crazy, drippy, smeary mess, I'll be darned if Jergens hasn't cracked the code. I guess they perfected the technology with their basic Wet Skin Moisturizers, and have now - in a genius move - migrated that same technology over to self-tanner.
So here's how it works: You turn off the water in the shower and then immediately start rubbing the Natural Glow into your skin. Then you hop out of the shower - without rinsing - and gently dab, dab, dab until you're dry.
(If you have the time, air-drying is even better than that dab dab dab jazz. You can always catch up on a few minutes of The Today Show while you're waiting...)
At this point you might be asking: Why would I use Natural Glow Wet Skin Moisturizer when I can just use good ol' regular Natural Glow?
If your skin isn't inherently dry, or hasn't gotten dehydrated from indoor heating, go for the original if you're so inclined. But if you are a bit parched, take advantage of the win-win that comes from a product that's designed to maximize your skin's "moisture moment." (I swear to God on a stack of Holy Bibles the phrase "moisture moment" made an appearance in the press release that accompanied my new-fave gradual self-tanner.)
Any way you slice it - wet skin, dry skin - you might want to join me and get glowing. After all, it's Groundhog Day and the news ain't good. Six more weeks of winter. We could all use a little coluh.