Jeannine's beauty stats: 26; fine straight, dark hair; medium complexion; reformed tanorexic
Founder of beautysweetspot.com
"When I landed my first job as Cosmopolitan's beauty assistant a few years ago, I had to begin practicing what I preached and stay out of the tanning bed. Deathly afraid of turning orange, I learned that the key to achieving a flawless self-tan is all in the preparation."
DERMAdoctor KP Duty Body Scrub
"The first thing I do is prep in the shower by exfoliating with a mitt and a really great body scrub. I learned to pay very close attention to my knees, elbows, and wrists because these are the areas that tend to be the driest."
Schick Quattro for Women
"I always get rid of any unwanted hair before I self-tan. I like this razor because it has four blades so I feel like it gets very close."
St. Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Lotion
"Starting with a dollop the size of a quarter on my palm, I apply this self-tanner to the larger areas of my body first, starting at the top and working my way down to the bottom. I spend more time and go lighter on my feet, hands, knees, elbows, and wrists. At the end, I use about a dime size for my face."
Dove Cream Oil Intensive Body Lotion
"About six hours after I apply the self-tanner (that's how long it takes for the color to fully develop), I take a shower to rinse off without using soap. Then I moisturize my skin with this nonfragrant lotion. Moisturization is key to prolonging my self-tan."