Winters in Oregon can be a doozy. I didn't realize just how cloudy and overcast it is in the PNW until I actually moved here! I feel like from October to March, I hardly ever see the sun. Today I'm sharing with you my PNW Survival Kit - some items you'll definitely want to go get if you plan on visiting for a while or even moving here, featuring JERGENS® Natural Glow® products.
RAINY DAY GEAR - this includes the obvious like a rain jacket, umbrella, and a good pair of wellies! I'm so glad I have these to get me through some of those crazy rainy days. I've definitely ruined a pair of shoes (unfortunately!!) by walking around in the rainy weather in them :(
VITAMIN D - I've had more than one person (doctor included!) tell me it is important to get some Vitamin D into my system. Because it can be so dang cloudy here for weeks at a time, this vitamin is great for lifting your mood and keeping you looking forward to when the sun does shine!
With that sun hiding behind the clouds, it's up to me to create my own sunshine! It might sound a bit vain, but I feel more confident when I have a hint of a tan ;) Especially as a blogger who posts outfits, of course I want to look extra nice! JERGENS® Natural Glow® products really help me to feel great about myself every day. Whether you need a quick tan for a special occasion or I stopped by my local Walmart and picked up the JERGENS® Natural Glow® +FIRMING Daily Moisturizer as well as the JERGENS® Natural Glow® FACE Daily Moisturizer with Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 20. Keep reading to learn how I've been using these awesome products.
For the most natural-looking color, it's important to exfoliate before your first use. After I've washed my face, I apply the gradual glow moisturizer as my regular routine moisturizer. I make sure my face is clean and I apply the moisturizer evenly on my face. Blend into the jawline and hairline. Be sure to avoid your eyes and eyebrows! I love that it's SPF 20 to protect my face when the sun does come out and I go outside ;) Note that this product is for incidental sun, not for laying out! Use a sun screen if you plan on sitting out in the sun.
For the firming glow moisturizer, use daily as your all-over body lotion. I already apply lotion to my body every day, so it was an easy switch. Be sure to smooth on your skin evenly until you feel a slight resistance. Use sparingly on dry areas like your knuckles, knees, ankles, and in between your fingers and toes. To minimize color absorption in these areas, use half the amount in these areas as you would the rest of your body. Allow several minutes to dry before putting clothes on. Be sure to wash your hands after application.
The firming glow moisturizer is clinically proven to reduce the appearance of cellulite in as little as seven days and there is no sunless tanner odor, which is all awesome! I love how it firms my skin while subtly darkening my complex. What more could a PNW girl ask for? ;)
To reduce hand staining, wash your hands after application or use a sunless tanning mitt or gloves!
And there you go. PNW essentials! Whether you live in the Pacific Northwest or not, you'll definitely want to take advantage of these amazing JERGENS® Natural Glow® products. I love how I was able to get sunless color in less than a week without having to change anything in my beauty routine!