It's tough to maintain a believable tan in winter – especially if you want to avoid tanning beds – but it's not impossible if you combine the right self-tanners and bronzers with glow-improving foods.
According to Marie Claire magazine, researchers have found that certain fruits and vegetables with organic pigments called carotenoids can help those with pale skin tones to darken up in as little as a month. Orange and dark green fruits and vegetables, like carrots, mangoes, squash, kale and spinach will do the trick.
In addition, you may want to use an easy self-tanner like TanTowel – Self-Tan Towelette. All you have to do is swipe it on clean, dry skin. It will dry in a minute or so, so there's no need to wait long to put your clothes on, and it develops over the course of three to four hours.
Youngblood – Natural Mineral Radiance (Sundance) can be used on your face to create a matching glow with the perfect natural highlights to brighten your complexion. By eating these fruits and vegetables and using bronzing products, you'll be looking radiant in no time.