Finding the Best Summer Look for Your Skin

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A Safer Summer Glow

By Jolene Edgar

When it comes to getting a great tan, “faking it” is perfectly acceptable. Here, three simple ways to get the look.

A Glittery terra-cotta-tinted face may work for celebrities, but the rest of us want a more natural glow. The key: “You have to make sure your complexion is free of dead skin cells, so the color goes on evenly,” says Morgen DeMann, a makeup artist in New York City.

Gently exfoliate your face with an oil-free scrub, like Garnier Nutritioniste Nutri-Pure Exfoliating Gel Cleanser ($5.99; drugstores), pat dry, then decide which look you’re after and proceed with the easy how-to.

Next: An immediate tan that lasts three to five days