Since the emergence of Jersey Shore's Snooki, people have started to give an even more critical eye to tanning than in years before. And as summer nestles into its groove, it has me wondering if the beaches will all of a sudden go barren with droves of leery ladies hiding under the nearest canopy in fear of a great orange uprising.
And to the dismay of dermatologists everywhere, sun-kissed golden glows are still reigning supreme. And take it from a girl who's already brown without a ray of sun—I'm looking to take my toffee hue to new mahogany heights. This summer promises to prove "chocolate" is the new tan!
FAVORITE 3 SUNSCREENS
1NEUTROGENA FRESH COOLING BODY MIST SUNBLOCK SPF 45
Very light and effective while still allowing for a nice toasting.
2 Ambi Even & Clear Daily Moisturizer SPF 30
Made for women of color and great for balancing the skin tone. I mix a little with a loose bronzing powder for a quick all over glow that's light for Summer.
3 Alba Botanica Coconut Dry Oil SPF 15
A great way to get golden and stay supple with natural coconut oil (bonus: you'll smell like a delicious tropical dessert!).