Fake the Look
Go faux like a pro: Looking really tan in the winter worked in the '80s ‑- but not now. The secret to a sexy glow today is subtlety. If your skin is fair to medium, apply one coat of a self-tanner you can layer on neck-to-toe; if you're darker, go with two coats. Then, for your face, generously sweep on powder bronzer as you would translucent loose powder.
MC recommends: Neutrogena Build-a-Tan Gradual Sunless Tanning and Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder in Medium