Self-Tanning Picks From The Pros
We asked a few pros to recommend their favorite at-home products so that you can begin working on your safe, sunless tan right away. The first three are self-tanners that will react with your skin to create a darker color that lasts a few days. The last is a bronzer that acts like makeup to produce a temporary glow.
L’Oréal Sublime Bronze Tinted Self-Tanning Lotion: “It gives instant color, has shimmer, and over a few days of use, develops a nice-looking tan.” –Michele Harrington, professional bellydancer
Neutrogena MicroMist Tanning Sunless Spray: “It goes on even, and the smell isn’t as strong as that of other products.” –Brooke Griffin, former Cincinnati Ben-Gals dance team captain, 2009 Fitness Universe Champion
Arbonne BefoRE Sun: “It’s easy and fast. My skin looks great, and it doesn’t stink. It also has an anti-aging component.” –Susanne Wagner, independent ballroom dancer
Rimmel London SunShimmer Instant Tan Makeup: “It’s dark and works well. I like it the best for performance.” –Kate Nasser, Open Gold Latin Pro/Am competitor
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In the dance industry, dancers don't always have a say in what they wear on their bodies. This can get tricky if you're asked to wear something that compromises your own personal values. So what should you do if you find yourself in this sticky situation? We sat down for a Q&A with "Dancing with the Stars" alumn Ashly Costa to answer that very question. Here's what she had to say about the options dancers have surrounding questionable costumes.