Toned, tan, fit and ready.
Even if you did slack off at the gym, a nice tan is really all you need to feel vacation ready. After all, it is what the Sports Illustrated girls do before a big shoot. "It doesn't matter what body shape you are, everyone is allowed to wear a swimsuit. No one cares, but it's nice to feel confident in that swimsuit, and I think that's what self tanning does for everyone," shared makeup artist Allan Avendaño, who also happened to tan the Sports Illustrated models for the annual swim issue.
You might not be a cover girl like Hannah Davis or Gigi Hadid, but that doesn't mean that you can't carbon copy the exact self-tanning secrets that got them those perfectly bronzed bods. For a rundown of Allan's exact self-tanning process, here's what he did.