Protect Yourself: SPF & Self Tanning Tips

It's that time of the year where every girl in New York starts shedding those layers and realizes how pale the winter months made her legs. Yes, you are not alone! We all feel this no matter what shade. 
While I love feeling bronzed and glowy I do know the importance of protecting my skin from the sun. I never leave the house without protecting my face (I always make sure my moisturizers as well as my foundation has SPF in it) and when the Summer really kicks in I always make sure I throw a bottle of sunscreen in my bag. 
So what are my favorite products to protect my skin? Check out my roundup below:

Derma-E Natural Mineral Stick (SPF30)

Perricone No Foundation Foundation (SPF30)

Perricone No Concealer Concealer (SPF35)

Perricone Face Finishing Moisturizer (SPF30) 

Perricone No Bronzer Bronzer (SPF 30)

Perricone No Blush Blush (SPF30)

For your lips (so many women forget to protect their lips which is one of the most sensitive areas)
EOS is my lip go-to and they never fail with their line, here are my two favorite Spring and Summer flavors that are SPF friendly:

Now that we have that covered, if you need that glow without the sun don't hit the beds try self tanning at home! Don't be scared if you never tried, St. Tropez is one of my favorite brands (it has been since Emily Maynard revealed her secret from her bachelorette days) and I have been dousing myself with the pre shower foam that you leave on your body for 1 minute (this is legit no fail).

And if you still want a little glow on top of that at home tan, my go-to is Coconut Body Glow by Kopari it smells great and gives you that perfect shine!