Last month, my friends Nikki and Jon had a destination wedding in Costa Rica and a small group of us journeyed to the beautiful Central American country to help them celebrate.
The five-day trip was a perfect medley of friends, fun and sun. I did not need t-shirts, braided bracelets or other souvenirs to remind me of the trip. The best souvenir I brought back was my sun-kissed Costa Rican tan.
My definition of a perfect tan is even, moderate color without the aftermath of peeling lizard-like dry skin. To achieve the perfect tan, you need the right mix of sunblocks, moisturizers and ritualistic reapplication throughout the day. I call this “right mix” My Perfect Tan Plan.
After numerous vacations in some of the world’s beachiest destinations ranging from the Mediterranean Sea to Malibu, I know how a bad sunburn can ruin a vacation. Here are my MVPs for My Perfect Tan Plan.