Thanks to skin-exposing short shorts and strappy tanks, self-tanning goes hand in hand with Summer, but it can still be a useful tool going into Fall. But beware: turning out orange is even more unnatural this time of year. Keep your Summer glow from turning to sallow skin with these cool-weather self-tanner tips.
The following post was written by Brooke Pakulski of Blushing Noir and is part of POPSUGAR Select Beauty. Blushing Noir focuses on all areas of beauty, whether it be cosmetics, hair care, nail polish, or skin care.
So you wanna glow? Even when it's not Summer, it's normal to want that sun-kissed look to your skin. But with all of the knowledge we have now about damaging UVA/UVB rays, who wants to chance the big "C"? My favorite way to glow? Sunless tanning with self-tanners.
Perfect Summer skin begins in the shower, which is generally where exfoliating happens (generally, because I have no idea of your sloughing habits). I like a faux glow in the Summer to keep myself looking bronzed without torturing my skin by letting the sun hit it with its wrinkle-cancer-demon lasers. Because a faux glow is going to happen, it's important begin by exfoliating with something gentle and free of fragrance and oil. A great option is the Hammam Deep Exfoliating Mitt from Beautisol ($12). Keep reading for more.
'Tis the season of bronzed skin, and getting that sun-kissed glow can be as simple as a trip to the drugstore. From wipes to foams and moisturizers, we're breaking down our favorite sunless tanning options that don't go over $10. Looking like a golden goddess just got a lot easier.
Summer is finally here, but that doesn't mean that your skin is ready for its close-up. A self-tanning treatment gives a natural-looking golden glow to your bare skin, but the process can be daunting with so many potential mistakes looming. St. Tropez expert Sophie Evans takes the complexity out of a DIY tan; read her tips for your best self-tanner application ever.
That pregnancy glow may be under your control. Expectant mamas know that their skin can undergo changes in the nine months your pregnant, but how does the sun affect it? As we enter Memorial Day weekend, and start packing our beach bags for a Summer by the shoer, take this quiz to test your knowledge about how the sun's rays can help and hurt a mother-to-be.Take the Quiz
Kate Moss has solidified yet another beauty deal, signing on as the new face — or body — of St. Tropez. The British self-tanning brand has been well-known for tanning models before the catwalk and giving celebrities their red carpet glow. Kate has been using the products from the start, so this partnership is an easy fit. "Kate epitomizes St.Tropez's naturally glamorous approach to self-tanning and is a longtime advocate of the brand," Michelle Feeney, CEO of PZ Cussons Beauty, said. "Not only is she beautiful, but she has this amazing attitude. St.Tropez is about confidence." Kate already has a slew of beauty deals, ranging from cosmetics with Rimmel London to her more recent hair contract with Kérastase. Her résumé as a spokeswoman also includes iconic fashion houses like Saint Laurent and Dior, plus her own fragrance. You can't beat that beauty pedigree. See a more revealing (slightly NSFW) photo from the campaign when you keep reading.
Before you pull out the self-tanner to attempt a faux glow, there are a few things you should ask first. Which product is best for your skin tone? Are all sunless tanners safe for face? Is there a way to make the color last for weeks instead of days? How do you erase mistakes (because everyone makes them)? Click through for all the answers to your self-tanning questions. We promise you'll end up with a flawless bronze instead of an orange eyesore.
Spring may be in full swing, but chances are your complexion is still stuck in Winter's sallow state. Strategic use of self-tanners and makeup provide the easiest ways to get a hint of color without the sun's harmful effects. And whether you want a brightening glow or just need to create the illusion of longer legs, the right body bronzer will get you what you need fast. Shop these 10 buys to find something for the beginner, the nature-conscious, and even the apprehensive tanner.
Summer may officially be over, but that doesn't mean the sun-kissed glow you received from the airbrush salon down the street has to disappear. Whether it's applying a gradual tanning cream, getting handy with a tanning towelette, or learning the art of fixing splotches and streaks, get the scoop in today's Beauty Beat. On Kirbie and Allison: H&M.