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Sun-kissed luminosity has become a summer must-have. But, a bronzed glow is absolutely not worth the health risks of a tanning bed. Fortunately, so many healthy alternatives exist that are far from toxic or damaging.
May is Melanoma Awareness Month, and for this reason and more, Fashion Pulse Daily wants to help defend skin, while promoting a warm, healthy glow with a roundup of our favorite self tanners for body and face, bronzers and tinted moisturizers. No one will know that your glow is actually faux!
Self Tanners for the Body
Steal: Don’t want to soak up those harmful rays? Give (above) Australian Gold’s Instant Bronze Self Tanning Lotion ($6.79 via Ulta.com) a go! We sampled this to find it gave the even color we craved without much hassle.
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Splurge: Ok, so calling this a splurge is a stretch, but we’re not complaining! At $32, Arcona’s Bronzer/Self Tanner is light and oil-free, hydrates with shea butter and protects skin with vitamin E. All this and a natural tan? We’re sold.
Self Tanners for the Face
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Steal: Kate Somerville 360° Towelettes ($10 for two towelettes) produce a streak-free glow within two to four hours of application. Users raved about how hydrating the towelettes were, and we’ll rave that it’s paraben free- but just be careful; wherever you apply first is the spot that gets most of the tanner!
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Splurge: A self tanner that smells like cocoa?! We almost couldn’t believe it, but we dipped into Clarins Delicious Self Tanning Cream ($42) and our skin really did smell delectable instantaneously. In just a few sunless hours, the creamy caramel self tanner gave an amazing tan. Savory satisfaction.
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Steal: Brushing on bronzer is the easiest way to enhance one’s natural skin tone. Physicians Formula Cashmere Wear Ultra Smoothing Bronzer ($13.95) leaves skin with a pearly, golden bronze that won’t fade. Start with some primer, finish with some blush, and you’re good to glow for the entire day!
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Splurge: Create the ultimate shimmery glow with NARS Laguna Bronzer Powder ($34). The finely milled powders fill in lines to create and/or enhance a tan. An impeccable golden finish that’s both subtle and sexy, now that’s something to praise.
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Steal: Shun the sun and protect skin as you get a flawless glow. Jergen’s Natural Glow and Protect SPF 20 ($8.99) is an empowering product that simultaneously protects skin from sun exposure. No excuses here for not donning SPF, ladies. The multi-tasking moisturizer builds a vibrant tan in 5-7 days and is available in two shades: fair to medium and medium to tan.
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Splurge: Laura Mercier’s Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 ($58) offers the perfect dewy finish. It’s sheer and lightweight, but remains color true and long wearing. A fan favorite for many reasons, this luxury product also comes in two shades.
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