Unfortunately I was not born with a flawless complexion and a beautiful skin tone. So like most pale women on this planet, I do love how I look and feel when I have a nice tan. I have laid out in the sun, got into the tanning beds and also used self-tanners. When I was around 24 I started to see the effects that the UV rays were having on my skin. After one long day at the lake, I remember looking at my face and thinking this red color and all these freckles can’t be good. Then I remember looking at my chest shoulders and back and thinking WOW were did all these ugly spots come from? From that day on I was an avid SPF user, but I still wanted that healthy glow.
In 2003, I was invited to a wedding by my now husband I wanted to look fabulous. So I went out and found a new dress, and then I looked at my legs… ug, so very pasty. I hit the CVS on the way home and picked up the most expensive bottle of Self Tanning product I could find. I think it was a Neutrogena aerosol bottle. I then applied it to my body, being mindful not to put too much as I did not want to be too dark. Did not see a huge difference so I was disappointed. As the night progressed I could smell this awful smell and to my complete embarrassment it was me who was smelling terrible. I had that funky self tanner smell (one lady I know likened it to hot dogs and corn flakes broiled together). Then to top it off, I looked at my legs and feet and they looked horrible, streaky and so orange. So no more of that for me I would rather be my pasty self, then smell and look like that.
When I was told about Air-Tan, my initial thought was “NO” I hate self-tanners! Then I had it done, and I really could not believe it. I was tan, it looked natural, only took 15 minutes, and no UV damage! This was the answer to my PALE woman prayers. And now not sure how I could live without my Air-Tan.