Last week, I wrote about how, despite a lot of scary headlines, spray-tanning isn’t some stealth killer–but that some store-bought self tanners do contain crappy ingredients, like parabens and fragrances that may be toxic (or at least icky). Which started me on a rabbit hole of DIY self tanner recipes, courtesy of (who else?) the Internet. Turns out, making your own self tanner is actually a pretty popular thing to do. And, because I am a hero and I am willing to sacrifice my own appearance for you, the readers…I tried two of them. On my own skin. That’s how much I love you all. More
Topic: self tanning
We hate to harp on the bad habits of fitness magazines, but lately we’ve been noticing a lot of too-tan models gracing the winter covers of magazines like Shape and Self. Nearly all of media pushes unrealistic ideals of beauty, but we have higher hopes for publications that proselytize “health-conscious” living. Haven’t they heard of skin cancer? At least Vogue’s too-thin models make us feel comfortable getting pale in January.