Most doctors will agree that the healthiest tan is fake or self-tanning achieved. Gone are the days when we risked to skin cancer sunbathing for hours without sunscreen. Since I live in Florida, I make sure to protect my skin and my family with a good sunscreen throughout the year. And when the time comes to lighten the clothes, I did not hesitate to use the help of cosmetics and products that can help me achieve that healthy tan without putting my health at risk. These are some of my favorites.

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When I was young, self-tanners smelled funny and looked even worse. If you were not extremely careful, you finished with a suspicious appearance, disgusting and an orange colorcillo brands. Fortunately, we have come a long way since then and self-tanners of these times are infallible. Additional benefits are sunscreen, extra hydration, and a very pleasant aroma.

Editor's Picks: Foolproof Self-Tanners & Bronzers

Jergens Natural Glow & Protect (USD 8.49) provides SPF 20 broad spectrum UVB / UVA and comes in two colors-one for light to medium skin tone and one for medium to dark. The tan gradually created, has a delicious aroma and a good price.

Ocean Potion Suncare EverGlow (USD 5.99) is accessible to keep your skin glowing all year mode. It has been my self tanner for years. The applicator is comfortable and the price for the size (20.5 fl oz) could not be better. The essence recalls the scent of summer on the beach. Although not give you a deep tan makes your skin look hydrated and shiny while improving its color.

Nature’s Gate Glow Lotion (USD 12.59) comes in two colors: light and medium. It is free of parabens and is created with natural ingredients like BUTTER butter, vitamin E and almond oil. It is very moisturizing and aroma is also nice and the best !: is natural. You can use it all year, but need sunscreen when you expose yourself to the sun.

Tips for using self-tanning: exfoliates the skin regularly and use light as the recommended products. Sunbathe gradually applying self-tanners as you would with a regular moisturizer. Beware of skin folds, elbows and knees, and wash your hands after application.

Editor's Picks: Foolproof Self-Tanners & Bronzers

Bronzing Powder
those dreadful days when you left a bronzing powder clay skin color are over. This is not to look like a burned coal, but simply to illuminate those parts kiss the sun naturally to acquire a healthy appearance. The trick is not to overdo them. Some of my favorites are the ones you see below.

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Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Luminous Liquid Bronzer (USD 28.50) is a free powder bronzer very nice and elegant oils. Use it after washing, exfoliate and apply a cream. Aplicármelo instead of the whole face, I mix it with the base or cream before applying it, or put it in key points on the forehead, cheeks and nose for a natural glow. The same tone used for all skin types.

Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder (USD38) is available in three shades. Perfect for those who prefer a matte appearance. It is formulated with reds and cafes, as would occur with a natural tan. After moisturize and apply foundation with a good brush tanning applies in areas normally broncearían.

It Cosmetics Bye-Bye Pores Anti-Aging Bronzer (USD 24) is perfect for those who enjoy modern anti-wrinkle make-up properties.

Tips for using bronzing powder: the most common mistake is to use a lot, and that is not only artificial but also too dark. The idea is to create an appearance of soft tan, so use it moderately and remember that you can always get more if needed.

Lorraine C. Ladish  is Editor in Chief of  Mamiverse . You can follow in  lorrainecladish  and  mamiverse .