Molly Tucker
Molly Tucker

My Self-Tanner Tips for the Dead of Winter

Unlike some people, I absolutely love winter—the cozy clothing, the holiday festivities and the chilly weather. The only part of me that doesn’t adore the winter season is my dry, pale skin. Not only does the summer come with vacationing and warmer temps, but it also gives me a certain glow. I feel more confident when I’m rocking a glow, so I try to have a bit of colour even without the sunshine. Here’s how I keep my skin healthily bronzed all winter long.


I start my routine in the shower. I use Soap & Glory Flake Away Body Polish to scrub away dead skin cells and keep my skin looking bright and feeling smooth. I use the scrub all over my body and focus on rough spots like elbows, knees and ankles. Bonus: The smell is amazing.

After getting out of the shower, I pat my body dry and moisturize. I use Soap & Glory Sugar Crush Body Buttercream all over, focusing on the rougher spots. The body butter makes me smell like limes and other citrus fruits, which reminds me of summer even in the midst of winter.


Once my moisturizer sinks in, I use St. Tropez Bronzing Mousse. I pump the self-tanner onto the applicator mitt and apply it in circular motions all over my body or wherever I desire a faux glow. You can layer this product to get your preferred shade. Make sure it’s completely dry before you get dressed, and avoid white clothing for the first few hours.


I usually repeat this routine once a week or so. Throughout the rest of the week, I apply Jergens Natural Glow + Firming and Daily Moisturizer. I’ve been using this product for years, and it never disappoints. It keeps my skin soft even in the harshest weather, and the smell gives me a nostalgic high school feeling.

To keep your face matching your new radiant tan, use your favourite facial bronzer all over your face when applying makeup. If you’re craving more colour for your face, try IDC Hydra-Seal Healthy Glow Smart Gradual Bronzing Moisturizer. Happy tanning!