Hello warm weather! I am beyond excited that the temperatures are climbing and I can expect a near 80 degree temperature at my house this weekend! Perfection!

But with the good weather comes the reality that I’ll need to bare my legs soon and can I just say, they are NOT READY! I avoid skirts, dresses and obviously, shorts for as much of the winter as I can. I layer with leggings or tights. I wear pants or jeans. I do not expose my legs.

But, the time is coming….

Let the legs see light!

Definitely time to pull out the self-tanner and apply on a consistent basis!

I’ve not always had success with tanning. I used to lay on the roof of my house as a teen because I thought the sun would be more intense and I’d tan better. Yep, I used to use the baby oil and foil reflection too. It took forever to tan my white skin so when I got older and made some money of my own, I started using tanning beds. It was a much quicker fix than hours in the sun.

Now I use anti-aging products like crazy to counter-act the damage.


When I got smart and started using self-tanning products, I tried them all from towels to mousse to spray-on tan and lotions. Not all self-tanning products are equal!

Hear my tanning mistakes:


Fortunately, I’ve found one that gives me a beautiful healthy glow that keeps me from feeling self-conscious about my pasty white legs!

Jergens Natural Glow Moisturizers easily fit into my busy morning schedule and I get to skip the orange streaks and sunless tanner smell (because who wants to smell yucky just to have a tan??). Hurray!

When I asked on Facebook if my tribe had bad tanning mistakes to share, The CHICago Life Blog summed it up beautifully with this comment, “Our past tanning mistake is… TANNING!

PLEASE, learn from my tanning mistakes and skip the sun tanning, booth tanning and stinky products (and tell your daughters too)! Jergens can hook you up with a gorgeous glow just in time for spring break!

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TAMMY GIBSON, founder of A Mom in Red High Heels, is a God-loving, coffee-drinking, heel-wearing, wife and mom offering up her best tips to help women look and feel fabulous so they can achieve their biggest dreams.

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