How to Keep Your Skin Glowing Year Round


So, I’m ashamed to say, that I was that girl in high school and college that tanned alllll the time. No matter what the weather, I had to be tan and honestly, I wasn’t giving much thought to what the tanning bed was doing to my skin.


Me circa 2010 – yikes!

Now at 26, I feel a whole lot different about it. Any time I do hop in the tanning bed, I feel like I instantly look older and I start seeing wrinkles trying to pop out and say hi! No thank you! Not to mention, the sheer risk of getting cancer in the name of being tan is just not worth it.

With that being said, I’m not someone that likes to be pasty and pale. It’s just not a good look, so I started looking for good alternatives. Luckily, I came across the Blush and Glow Studio.


I used to be so skeptical of spray tans… I’ve seen one too many orange and streaky girls in my lifetime. Plus, I’ve had a few from places like Palm Beach that just weren’t so pretty, but Blush and Glow is totally different! First of all, they have their own studio (which is oh so cute btw), so you’re not having to drop in and get naked at someone’s house.


Second of all, their tanning services aren’t one size fits all. For me, I like the blushtan Super Express Glow! For one, I love it because my life is just so busy. I work 40+ hours a week, blog at night, and try to fit in working out, travel, fam, friends, the hubs, wine, etc. lol So the fact that I can shower 2-4 hours after getting the Super Express Glow was a major win for me!


Then, on top of that, it’s kind of a miracle worker! This tan includes caffeine + hyaluronic acid, which didn’t mean much to me at first, but what they are, are natural anti-aging ingredients, so they help minimize the appearance of cellulite (thank the good Lord above!!), wrinkles, acne, dry skin, etc. And finally – they custom mix a color that works well for your skin, so there’s no need to worry about an orange, fake-looking tan.


Basically, they’re amazing… and I’m pretty much in love. They keep me looking pretty and glowing, and all with no harm to my skin.


Unfortunately… they’re only located in Augusta, GA and I know a ton of my readers live all across the country (so sorry loves)! So for those of you, who can’t experience all of this tanning goodness, here are my top 3 at-home self tanners. These definitely aren’t as good as getting a full on, all-natural, custom spray tan, BUT they do work as a little pick me up between tans.

St. Tropez | Clarins | Loving Tan

And if you are lucky enough to live near the Blush and Glow Studio, give them a call, ask for Amanda (she’s seriously the sweetest) and tell her I sent you!!


anna freeman life and lattes


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