No, tanning isn’t suddenly good for you, and yes, you must always wear sunscreen. But as InStyle.com points out, there is a way to build a bold base color that’s gradual, sunless and goof-proof: “Build a realistic golden shade over four days with a cream intended for light skin. Color that’s too dark looks patchy as it fades,” says tanning pro Anna Stankiewicz of the Rita Hazan Salon in N.Y.C. After a shower, blend formula into small sections (calves, shins, thighs) to avoid streaks. Repeat with a second layer, avoiding knees, ankles and elbows, adds Stenkiewicz, who’s tanned stars like Jessica Simpson. Try Jergens Natural Glow Moisturizer, $8; cvs.com.
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