I basically called my mom for help. Except when I say mom, I mean an esthetician.
As much as I've grown to love my porcelain-pale skin over the years, it has a way of betraying me when the warmer months comes along. Suffering from a lack of vitamin D through the winter, my ghostly skin emerges to well-meaning folks asking if I'm getting enough sleep or even if I'm sick.Vita Liberata understands the struggle, and I've often reached for their body self-tanners to ease my glowing-moon arms and legs into something "healthier"-looking for sunny days. With their two newest launches, they're taking care of my face now, too, and I couldn't be happier.
First up is their Self Tanning Night Moisture Mask, which kills two birds with one stone. Packed with peptides and moisturizing vitamins, this paraben-free, vegan and cruelty-free mask sinks into your skin overnight to plump and hydrate without clogging pores, leaving you to wake up with dewy, refreshed skin.
That's not where the benefits end, though, since Vita Liberata is in the self-tanning game, after all. The mask also gives you a subtle, natural-looking glow that develops as you sleep, meaning instead of asking how you feel, people will ask if you spent the weekend in Miami.
Then for the morning, there's their Trystal Self Tanning Bronzing Minerals, an innovative new way to wear bronzer. Using the included kabuki brush, swirl the product in the lid and then tap off any excess before buffing into skin where the light naturally hits: the temples, top of the nose and cheekbones, to start. I also like to buff it along my jawline for extra definition (and I use No. 1 Sunkissed, the lightest shade, to keep my bronzing in the realm of believability).
The best thing about these bronzing crystals is that they contain self-tanning DHA, which means that while you wear the bronzer throughout the day, it's also penetrating your skin to leave behind a lasting healthy hue. So, do your mask Sunday night, buff in the crystals Monday morning, and enjoy a healthy glow that lasts through the week.
- Do you self-tan in the warmer months?
- What are your favourite products for warming up pale skin?
- Are there other products you'd like to add DHA to?