Even though summer still has yet to arrive, our skin is already ready for the sun-filled season ahead. With the sunshine comes frequent trips to the beach, patio hangs, and drinks on the roof, giving us ample time in the sun. But when you’re spending lots of time in the sunshine, you don’t want to have on caked-on makeup, but rather, you want a subtle, natural look. While the countdown to our favourite season is definitely on, we can’t help but crave an early pre-summer glow without having to deal with the skin-damaging UV rays.
To help you get enviable sunkissed skin, we’ve listed 6 of our favourite self-tanners, beauty products and treatments below!
When it comes to a bronzed-glow, nothing beats this bronzer by NARS. You can apply it to your cheeks, along your hairline, and even to your chest for subtle, all-over warmth. What we love about the Sun Wash Diffusing Bronzer is that it’s a matte bronzer that works by capturing light and diffusing any imperfections for a soft-focus, enhanced complexion. This means that you’re basically going to look like you’ve had your makeup done by a celebrity makeup artist. Plus, it looks totally natural and not orange (which many bronzers are guilty of), and it looks amazing on every skin tone!
If you’re looking for the perfect all-over glow, without the damaging effects of the sun, we highly recommend giving Glo. Organic in Yorkville a try. Here you’ll find two tan options, which are each available in light/medium or medium/dark, so you’ll always be able to find the perfect glow to match your skin tone. Plus, Glo’s cruelty-free, Eco-Certified Organic DHA tanning active works to give you a completely natural-looking tan without the harsh chemicals or synthetic dyes. So you know you’ll leave with an enviable post-vacay glow minus the nasties!
If you’re looking to achieve an all-over glow at home, St. Tropez has you covered. This water-foam formula is lightweight and doesn’t need to be rinsed off once its applied. Plus, it’s free of harmful ingredients such as parabens, sulfates, phthalates, and is noncomedogenic, which means it won’t make you break out. Because we all want flawless, clear skin during the warmer months, right?
There’s nothing worse than having to lug around tons of products for last-minute touch-ups. That’s why we’re obsessed with this all-in-one bronzer, highlighter, and blush trio from Covergirl. It gives you everything you need to enhance and illuminate your features for the perfect sun-kissed glow.
If you’re not a fan of pressed powders, then this cream-to-satin formula trio will be your new best friend. This versatile trio has been formulated to melt into your skin, giving you a natural and radiant finish for the ultimate post-beach glow. Plus, since it’s a cream-based formula, you can apply the blush onto your lids or lips for a rosy effect, or you can sweep the highlighter onto your lids for a shimmery look. Seriously, who doesn’t love a multi-use product?
For the gal that’s always on the go, these mini pads that the best way to get a glowing tan without having to go in the sun. Not only does one pad serve as an exfoliator and a self-tanner, but they’re also filled with anti-aging properties, Vitamin D, and antioxidants, so you can really feel good about using them.
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