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Summer Glow…Sans The Sun

All in all, it was a pretty lackluster spring in NYC—and if you don’t live here, then you know this simply because we’ve complained so much. Fingers crossed, the next season will yield better weather and as far as we’re concerned, this holiday weekend is the unofficial beginning of summer. By now you know to load on the SPF (here are some tips for how), but to adequately prepare for skin-barring temps, you should definitely prep with some self-tanner. Dr. Dennis Gross’ Alpha Beta Glow Pads are incredible at bringing a natural faux-glow to your visage (with the added benefit of anti-aging ingredients), but we also want our skin to look fresh and dewy. Enter our new fave find, gloMinerals’ Body Glisten. Makeup artist Nam Vo introduced us to this gilded lotion at a recent photo shoot where she applied a handful to the model to give her some sparkle. We imagine that this is the perfect way make our legs look a little extra special after months of no sun, so we can’t wait for the weather to turn nice enough for us to actually test out our theory.

—Meredith

Dr. Dennis Gross also makes Alpha Beta Peel towelettes without any tanner. Pick them up in our Birchbox Shop!

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