tricks to keep that golden summer glow

September 12th, 2011

Summer is over, that chill is starting to creep back into the air, and pumpkins are showing up in grocery stores and at farmers markets. That tan is lingering, but for how long? No need to suffer goose bumps to get those last few rays of sun through the fall – we’ve consulted with some experts at ESPA and Guinot to find out the best ways to keep that golden tan!


While the sun is still strong enough to give you a bit of a glow…

Step 1: Stock your bathroom larder with ESPA’s Invigorating Salt Scrub, Essential Body Moisturizer, and Body Silk Spray.

Step 2: After catching some rays, be sure to exfoliate once or twice a week. ESPA’s Salt Scrub is an excellent exfoliator and will help the tan go deeper and make the skin hold its color longer. In addition to nourishing and making the skin feel smooth and fabulous, it stimulates pigmentation for a deeper tan, affecting new cells instead of only the top layer.

Step 3: Slather on some Essential Body Moisturizer to instantly quench thirsty skin, deeply hydrating with Bergamot and Lavender.

Step 4: Spritz on a bit of Body Silk Spray to give the skin a silky sheen and radiant glow, making any tan shine brighter.

Step 5: Be the envy of the office for weeks to come.


If the September sun isn’t quite warm enough to lure you into a teeny bikini…

Guinot has just the solution. We won’t tell anyone that you’re cheating – and your dermatologist won’t chastise you

Step 1: Fill the cabinet with Gommage Facile smoothing body scrub, Hydrazone Corps moisturizing body lotion, and Auto Bronze self tanning cream.

Step 2: Lather up with Gommage Facile to make your skin silky smooth and slough off any dead skin cells.

Step 3: Watch your skin become instantly bronzed while applying Auto Bronze self tanning cream – tinted to make application fool proof and to give an instant tan.

Step 4: Keep skin plump, hydrated, and healthy (and extend the life of your self tan) in between bronzing with Hydrazone Corps moisturizing body lotion.

Step 5: Fend off inquiries of your latest trip to the Caribbean with comments like, “Oh, I’m just naturally olive!”


More about the products:

ESPA Invigorating Salt Scrub, an energizing blend of natural sea salts, lime, and menthol to smooth, soften, clarify, and renew skin.

10 58g sachets, $58


ESPA Essential Body Moisturizer, an instantly replenishing moisturizing balm to hydrate, quench, and soften skin.

180ml jar, $54

200ml tube, $54


ESPA Body Silk Spray, a nourishing finale for soft skin and subtle radiance

100ml bottle, $49


Guinot Gommage Facile, a smoothing body scrub that gently scrubs and rinses off easily.

200ml bottle, $40


Guinot Auto Bronze, a self-tanning cream for an instant golden, natural-looking, and even tan.

150ml tube, $38


Guinot Hydrazone Corps, a moisturizing body lotion for immediate and long-lasting moisture for dehydrated and sensitive areas.

200ml bottle, $42

Leave a Reply



« »