Perhaps it’s the girl in me who spent every summer on the beaches of Cape Cod, but my favorite beauty look above all else has always been dewy, golden skin. I’ve found myself on countless occasions nursing a sunburn in front of the bathroom mirror after one too few sunblock applications, until one day it dawned on me that there had to be a safer way to get that summer glow I craved, both in less time and all year round. Thankfully, there are plenty of sunless tanner options available that will give you that fresh-from-the-beach glow without putting your skin in any sort of danger.
While sunless tanners are a much safer alternative to laying out in the sun or even opting for the tanning bed, it’s still so important to apply a moisturizer with an SPF as a base before applying foundation or a BB cream. A light, sheer option I’m fond of is the Super Fluid Daily UV Defense sunblock from Kiehl’s. I love this one because it contains Vitamin E as the main active ingredient, working to soothe and neutralize any free radicals that could potentially damage the skin barrier. I also carry the AmorePacific SPF Mist in my bag with me for when I’m on the go. It’s perfect for a little added sun protection while simultaneously hydrating and cooling the skin to give you a more desirable, balmy complexion that lasts all day long.
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