Go for the Glow

For a perfectly bronzed look without the harmful UV rays, Siobhan Bentley recommends the best bronzers are self-tanners.

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With summer knocking on our doors, the moment to look bronzed and beach-ready has arrived. It's time to ditch the pale-shade foundations and kick your glow up a gear — but we don't suggest excessive tanning. Stay safe, go faux, and give these goodies a whirl.

If you're looking to add some color to your face, and to warm up your skin whilst still looking natural, my go-to bronzers are the cream-based Soleil Tan De Chanel Bronzing Makeup Base ($48) and NARS Bronzer Powder in Laguna ($34). Both instantly lift up the skin and give you a "just back from Monaco" glow. Applied where your face naturally catches the sun (temples, cheekbones, and nose), they'll flush your complexion to perfection.

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Want to experiment with sunless tanning? Although self-tanners can seem daunting, when applied correctly, they leave you with a believable, olive glow — all without a UV ray in sight! My favorite is Xen Tan Dark Lotion Absolute Luxe ($56). Smooth on a layer before bed, and you'll awaken as a bronzed goddess.

Bring on summer — it's time to get your tan on!

Siobhan Bentley is a 24-year-old Londoner, self-proclaimed beauty addict, and the voice behind A Girl and a Beauty Blog.