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Summer Beauty Solutions

Self-tanners have come a long way since the orange ankles of yore, as have a number of warm-weather essentials.

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  • Photos by Becca Sabot
  • Problem: Preserving that pricey color job.

    Solution: After shampooing, spritz in Davines SU Conditioner to prevent color from fading due to UV rays and chlorine. It also adds hydration and shine to fine hair. $27, from Davines, see davines.com for salon locations

  • Problem: Streaky self-tanner.

    Solution: It’s all about the mitt. Buff Tarte Brazilliance Self-Tanner in a circular motion for a uniform bronze glow and orange-free palms.

    Bonus: Good for face and body. $37, including mitt, from Sephora, sephora.com

  • Problem: Makeup meltdown.

    Solution: No matter how many bronzers I try, I go back to bareMinerals for its non-shimmery, not-too-warm shades. The Ready Bronzers up the ante with a mess-free pressed formula that’s waterproof. $24, from Bare Escentuals, bareescentuals.com

  • Problem: Calluses that won’t quit.

    Solution: In between pedis, roll on butter LONDON Rock Off Glycolic Callus Peel before filing. The natural acid melts away stubborn calluses in a matter of minutes. $30, from Nordstrom, nordstrom.com

  • Problem: Time-pressed.

    Solution: If you only use one product on your bod all summer, let it be Jergens Natural Glow Moisturizer SPF 20, a multitasking workhorse that leaves skin—not your clothes—gradually golden. $9, from Target, target.com

  • Problem: Shine by 9.

    Solution: Many products promise to keep shine at bay, but BECCA Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector may be the first to deliver for up to eight hours—without the use of silicone. Use it alone, under, or over makeup. $36, also from Sephora

  • Problem: You hate the feeling of sunscreen.

    Solution: You won’t even know it’s there with Coola’s Mineral Collection of ultra-sheer, smooth-as-silk sunblocks, guaranteed to win over even the pickiest wearers. $36, from Bespoke Hair Artisans, 3918 W. 49 1/2 St., Edina, 952-224-4062, bespokehairartisans.com

  • Problem: Too many products.

    Solution: Lose the layers. Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream SPF 30 does it all: hydrates, protects, and color-corrects for a flawless finish. Think BB cream only lighter-weight and dewier. $35, from local department stores


Self-tanners have come a long way since the orange ankles of yore, as have a number of warm-weather essentials. More elegant ingredients and smarter formulas mean there’s an answer for every beauty challenge under the sun.

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