Last week I woke up once again to a dreary cold day in Chicago wishing I could escape to the beach or at least see some sunshine. In the mist of my thoughts the phone rang. I was pleasantly surprised when the voice on the other end hired me for a week long job in Naples, Florida. I thought this was the perfect opportunity to get a break from the never-ending winter and I was right. As soon as I arrived in Florida the sun was shining and there was not a cloud in the sky. I headed for the beach with the realization that I had not given much thought to my pasty white complexion. Not to mention my bikini bod was not quite ready for my usual strut along the beach. Trust me, I realize that the paparazzi is not hiding in the bushes waiting to take candid shots – No “Tracy Pics” will be gracing the pages of US weekly! Even so we all still want to look good – right? The look I am aiming to achieve is “Sun kissed.” I have a specific regime including a list of my favorite products that I thought I would share with you. Hopefully a few might come in handy the next time you find yourself on a sunny beach.
Day One Is Crucial – the first day should be all about relaxation and introducing your body to the sun. A couple of hours are all you need here – you do not want to end up burned, peeling and/or in pain. This will cause you discomfort in the spa, bedroom and outdoors. Even some of those chairs might hurt to sit on – YIKES.