Dr. Jill B. Smith’s, DMD Secret to Glowing Skin, Rain or Shine!
Warm weather means spending more and more time outdoors with everyone looking to get that beautiful summer glow without exposing their skin to damaging UVA and UVB rays. I recommend a combination of fun in the sun (using sunscreen and other protection) and a range of safe self-tanners and bronzers that can give you the color you want!
Best self-tanner for light color – Jergen’s Natural Glow – Jergens comes in several shades to work with your current skin color of light, medium, or dark. By applying the lotion everyday for several weeks, you are able to achieve a subtly darker color, a perfect sun-kissed look that is incredibly natural.
Best spray self-tanner – Lancome Paris Flash Bronzer Self-Tanning Spray – This spray offers a streak-free tan that you can see just one hour after application. We love the multi-angle applicator that helps keep color even!
Best lotion self-tanner – Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Self-Tanning Milk – If you prefer creams over aerosols, Bronze Goddess is the perfect choice for dramatic color fast.
Best bronzer/makeup duo – NARS Highlighting/Bronzing Blush Duo – The combination of bronzer/highlighter and blush offers a darker contour while giving your cheeks a pop of color to make skin glow.
Best powder bronzer – Victoria’s Secret Minerals Pressed Face Powder – The multi-colored palette of Victoria’s Secret Minerals makes it adaptable for many skin tones, including very fair-skinned girls. The hard-packed, pressed powder gives skin a touch of warmth that doesn’t look fake or cakey.
Best solid bronzer – Origins Sunny Disposition Bronzer – With the tagline, “Spread sunshine on your face,” we just can’t get enough of this creamy concoction. Never drippy, this liquid bronzer applies evenly and the best part, one shade fits all and works for all ages.
Best teeth whitening – Britesmile from Dental Health & Wellness Boston – Pair that newly bronzed skin with a dazzling white smile! With glowing skin and glamorous pearly whites, you are well on your way to the fresh summer look you want.
– Dr. Jill B. Smith, DMD