DOUGLAS QUENQUA

writer and editor

A Whiter Shade of Orange

One of the  stranger things I’ve done in the name of journalism is get a spray tan. It was sticky, smelly, and frankly, a little embarrassing (as are most things involving a tent, a photographer, and a room at the Bryant Park Hotel). Unfortunately, word (and, er, pictures) got around, and eventually I was called upon to put my knowledge to use a second time. Hence ‘Jersey Shore’ Without the Sun in today’s NYTimes Style section. Me: expert.

The most important thing to know about sunless tanners? There are a million products on the market and they all do the same thing. Some just contain more of the active ingredients than the others, plus a bunch of fragrances (to mask the smell) and moisturizers (to prevent streaking). Remember that next time you’re shelling out $40 for a 1.7 ounce bottle of the stuff.

I would like to stop writing about this now.

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ABOUT DOUGLAS QUENQUA

Currently Editor in Chief of Campaign US, former writer for the New York Times, Fast Company, Columbia Magazine, Redbook, The New York Observer, Wired, the New York Post and others. I write about media, science, culture, lifestyle and tech. Every so often, I post my writing here. It's pronounced Kwen'-kwah. Contact: Doug [dot] Quenqua [@] gmail.com

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