How To Fake A Tan In An Instant

This post is sponsored by Jergens®


Summer is coming and wouldn’t it be nice to enter bikini season with a tan? Of course since it was basically just winter, not everyone is exactly bikini ready the second the sun comes out.

Luckily there are plenty of ways to fake a tan in an instant. I’m not talking about dangerous tanning beds either, that is so 2004.

There is something about having a golden summer glow that makes you feel totally awesome. Bronzy skin can make you appear thinner, more toned, and like you are the life of the party.

So how do you get it without the use of the sun? I’ll tell you …

Fake It With Fashion

Choosing clothing in tan enhancing colors can do wonders for faking the look of bronzed skin. White is always a hit (especially when you are already tan) but think about rocking these colors as well: coral, pastels, gold, pink, and orange. Play with the shades by trying on multiple options until you find that tan enhancing garment.

Get The Look With Lotion

Sunless tanning lotions have come a long way since their inception. I recently tried Jergens® Natural Glow® line to see if I could fake myself a little tan.

You’re probably thinking, Lauren you don’t even need a tan.


Well let me tell you about my nickname in high school. The nickname was “uncooked chicken” because my legs were so darn pale. I rarely wore skirts or shorts, so my legs were PALE as a ghost.

So yeah, tanning lotion is something I’d be willing to try and have tried in the past. Jergens®. The process starts with Jergens® Natural Glow® Color Primer In-Shower Scrub to prime the legs for your new sunless tan. Then it is on to the Jergens® Natural Glow® Instant Sun Sunless Tanning Mousse, which gives you the color. Maintain your tan with the Jergens® Natural Glow® Tan Extender Daily Moisturizer- this magic makes your tan last for up to 7 days.

Brighten Up

You would be surprised at how having pearly whites (teeth) and bright shiny whites of your eyes can help make your skin look healthier and more tan. Get your teeth professionally whitened or do an at-home treatment.

Make your eyes shine by doing a quickie detox (helps for that bikini bod too). Taking a few days out of your life to eat completely healthy will make your eyes brighter and will make your skin glow.

How will you fake or enhance your tan this summer?


Life’s too short to spend hours in the sun. Tan in an instant with Jergens® Instant Sun® collection.

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