Bronze Like a Pro with these Sunless Tanners
Who needs the sun when you’ve got bronzy brightness and radiance in a bottle at arms’ reach?
The summer season and vacations are all about feeling good – the weather is warm and the sun is shining! However, with the published data on the harmful effects of UV rays, it is important to remain protected by applying sunscreen. When choosing your sun protection, you should opt for a sunscreen of at least SPF 30 and apply it to your exposed skin and face daily. Tanning the skin by spending hours and hours out in the sun will not only severely damage your skin cells and may cause permanent harm to your skin.
Although sunscreen will reduce the magnitude of your suntan, it will safeguard you from the damaging light waves and a potential damaging sunburn. But rest assured, you don’t have choose between your healthy and a sun-kissed glow! You can still look like a bronzed-up summer goddess by using self-tanners, bronzing creams, and powdered bronzers. If selected and applied correctly, the products will provide you with natural-looking tan skin without sacrificing your health.
Starting with the face, you can explore various ways to appear tan and radiant without the sun by trying the following products:
The Dior Bronze Self-Tanner Natural Glow is a cream self-tanner that will make you look sun-kissed within an hour of application. The formula of the product is sensitive and delicate, so it will not be harsh on your skin’s cells and will not make you break out. In addition, the self-tanner can be layered to for a deeper tan effect.
If you want to incorporate some daily tanning into your morning ritual, try Argan Liquid Gold Self-Tanning Face Oil by Josie Maran. When you wake up in the morning and want to look radiant and supple, hydrate with pure Argan oil – it’ll soothe your skin and plump it up. The self-tanning oil will give you a youthful glow.
In addition, you can enhance your tan by bronzing up your face. A good bronzer goes a long way – it will give you a natural, healthy glow, which can be applied in a contour-like manner for feature enhancement. For a cool-toned bronzer that will provide a deeper, more realistic tan with a matte effect, try Hoola by Benefit Cosmetics. This bronzer serves as a good investment, as it can double-up as a contour shade!
For a lighter tan with a shimmering effect, try this Bronzing Powder by Tom Ford. The silky finish of the powder and the natural-light reflecting particles provide a highlighting effect that looks natural, summery and stunning. The powder can also be built up for a warm-looking radiance.
For overall body tanning, body mousses have been favorites amongst self-tanning fanatics, as they provide the most natural-looking, diffused tans. In only one hour, you can develop a natural, healthy-looking tan with the St. Tropez Self Tan Express Bronzing Mousse. The longer it stays on, the deeper the tan.
Another St. Tropez product worth mentioning is the Self Tan Luxe Dry Oil, which is a hydrating, luminous quickly-absorbing oil that provides a very natural and radiant tan while moisturizing the skin.
Another highly-rated tanning product is the Vita Liberata pHenomenal 2-3 Week Tan Mousse. The organic botanicals infused into the product leave the skin looking and feeling healthy. When applied, the mousse gives an instant bronzed appearance that lasts for up to 3 weeks.
The Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster for Body by Clarins contains Aloe Vera, which is deeply hydrating and skin-regenerating. It encourages skin healing and is therefore stimulating for sub-cellular components. It also contains self-tanning particles that provide a light, diffused tan. Adding a couple of drops of the product into your lotion and distributing it all over the skin will provide a light tan, but one that is buildable and looks very natural.