Most people love the look of sun-kissed skin, especially at this time of year. However, nothing does more damage to your skin—both in the long term and the short term—than UV rays. No matter what skin care products you use, excessive exposure to UV rays, either from the sun or a tanning bed, ultimately cause signs of aging on your skin. These include fine lines, medium-to-deep wrinkles, sagging skin, age spots and sun spots. While you may love that tan look now, you won’t love the results later on when you need to remove and fade age spots or sun spots. Still want a healthy glow? Here are three ways get the look of a tan without the damage.
Tip #1: Use a Bronzing Makeup or Primer
The easiest way to give your face a bit of color is to use a makeup or makeup primer with a subtle bronze tint. You don’t want to go overboard with makeup or primers that leave you looking orange, but a well-matched color can give you that sun-kissed look without harming your skin. Murad Absolute Bronzing Boost SPF 15 | PA++ is the perfect solution. This makeup primer gives skin a healthy summer glow as it protects, firms and promotes skin health.
Tip #2: Use a Bronzing Powder on Top of Your Makeup
For a subtle look, apply a bronze or golden dusting power on bare skin or on top of your foundation. Again, the key here is not to go overboard. Opt for a mineral-based powder and apply it on the apples of your cheeks, above your brow line and on the tip of your nose, since those are the areas where the sun would naturally affect your skin the most.
Tip #3: Opt for Warm Makeup Colors
When selecting your makeup palette for the summer months, opt for warm tones in brown, gold and chestnut hues. Warmer tones on the eyes, cheeks and lips can give your skin a summer glow even if you’re using your usual color of foundation or powder. If your skin tone is on the cooler side, just be careful not to use colors that are too intense.
Remember, there’s no such thing as a “healthy tan.” But with these tips, you can give your skin a summer glow without the skin damage.
Murad Absolute Bronzing Boost SPF 15 | PA++
Golden, creamy goodness!
“I was apprehensive when I first received this product, as many bronzers make my skin look a little silly, especially as I have so many freckles! This one, however, went on smooth, was not sticky or oily—in fact, I forgot I even had it on! The color was subtle and blended right in. A great product.” gracieuk, Kaneohe, HI
Better than the sun!
“I’ve been using this for a week, and I love it! It’s easy to apply, spreads smoothly and looks natural on me. It doesn’t have that fake tan (orange) appearance. I would definitely recommend this to my friends.” Magana, Fort Worth, TX