If you're one of the lucky few escaping from the torrent of winter storms to a warm vacation hotspot this season, consider yourself blessed. You may be arriving at your tropical destination with a less-than-beach-goddess glow, but you'll be hard-pressed to find much reason to complain.
Still, if you want to hit the ground running, here are a few ways to prep your skin for a sudden transition to balmy weather.
One of the safest and most popular ways to get a base tan is to start using self-tanning products a week or two before your vacation. Look for convenient spray bottles or creamy lotion formulas that can be applied evenly for a streak-free complexion – GloMinerals gloBody Bronzer adds a hint of shimmer in addition to a sun-kissed glow.
Even if you're not necessarily looking to layer on some fake color, you can still bring your pale skin to life with some Michael Kors Leg Shine or Karin Herzog Body Shimmer. These products will give skin a healthy glow while enhancing your natural skin tone.