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Hands Down, These Are the Best Products to Prolong Your Summer Tan


It’s official: Fall is here! And as much as I love this season, there is one part of summer I dearly want to hold on to—and that’s my hard earned summer tan.  After days in the swimming pool, relaxing on the beach, and hiking, I’m proud to say that I am an entire shade darker than I was in May, and let me say that it’s amazing how confident and beautiful I feel in my new golden skin—and I’m just loving it. Hands down, there’s no denying the confidence-boosting endorphins of radiant and glowy skin, no matter the season. That’s where tanner’s come in that can help prolong your summer tan.

To find out the best way to keep my glow all year round, I reached out to Clara Anderson, ambassador for Vita Liberata, the brand behind Alicia Keys “no-makeup” look (Keys wears Vita Liberata Anti-Aging Skin Serum ($45) and now I can’t live without it). According to Anderson, the secret to a year-round healthy glow is (drumroll please): The right mixture of products used properly—and, luckily, now that tanning formulas are more advanced than they ever were, there are plenty of skin-nourishing benefits to be had as well.  Vita Liberata’s line of luxurious self-tanners goes beyond ordinary tanning formulas to treat your skin.

Created to work overnight and prolong your glow and packed with organic botanicals and a unique Moisture Lock™ system that draws water to the skin’s surface, all of Vita Liberata’s products are quick-drying, odor-free. providing spa-worthy hydration and a beach-bound goddess glow all year long.

Keep scrolling to learn all about self-tanning secrets, and the three model-approved products Anderson shares with all her celebrity clients! 

Super Fine Skin Polish

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Vita Liberata Super Fine Skin Polish ($30)

“To guarantee a flawless application, always exfoliate skin before applying body makeup. This helps to remove any dead skin cells and creates a smooth base for application. I recommend that my clients use our Super Fine Skin polish ($30) the day before an event – dry brushing also stimulates circulation which in turn promotes healthy and glowing skin,” says Anderson.

Self-Tanning Anti-Age Serum

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Vita Liberata Self Tanning Anti-Age Serum ($45)

“If you’re looking to add some color to your complexion, just add a few drops of self-tanning anti-age serum into your regular moisturizer, or directly onto your face. With ingredients like essential vitamins, fatty acids, cucumber, beta-carotene, and Matrixyl 3000, wrinkles will be the last of your worries—you will stay oh so beautiful forever. Plus, it can substitute for a foundation or powder—giving you the same bronze without the extra makeup.

Need some inspiration? Alicia Keys used self-tanning anti-age serum during her “no makeup-look” phase, and she looked beyond flawless.

pHenomenal Tanning Mousse

 

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Vita Liberata pHenomenal 2-3 Week Self Tan Mousse ($54)

pHenomenal Tanning Mousse ($54) and Tanning Mitt ($6) are a must-have for flawless looking skin and natural, healthy glow,” Anderson tells me.

“The fast-absorbing mousse formula gives instant natural bronzing and develops to a deep, natural-looking tan. pHenO2 technology encourages a tan that lasts up to four times longer than regular tans with a patch-free, perfect fade. I recommend applying it with the Tanning Mitt to ensure fast and easy, streak-free application and a natural-looking result, and I promise when used properly (apply 3 times, leaving each layer to develop for 6-8 hours) you will stay golden for 2-3 weeks. Regardless of your natural skin tone, choose Fair for a subtle glow, Medium for a golden bronze, and Dark for a deep tan.” What I love most is that all the products are packed with organic botanicals and the moisture locking technology gives 72-hour hydration to nourish skin and maintain your tan for longer. Plus odor remove technology means there’s no fake tan smell.

Regardless of your natural skin tone, choose Fair for a subtle glow, Medium for a golden bronze, and Dark for a deep tan. What I love most is that all the products are packed with organic botanicals and the moisture locking technology gives 72-hour hydration to nourish skin and maintain your tan for longer. Plus odor remove technology means there’s no fake tan smell!

 

10-Minute Tan

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Vita Liberata Ten Minute Tan ($39) ($31.74)

There’s no need to set aside time in your busy schedule to bake in the sun because, with a mother of 10-minute tan lotion, your body will be golden in no time. “Ten Minute Tan delivers a perfect, natural-looking, golden tan in as little as six hours with absolutely no risk of transfer,” says Anderson. Vita Liberata’s advanced organic technology uses Matrixyl 3000 Peptide Complex to plump and conditions the look of skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and supporting natural collagen production. Vitamin C from neroli, and omega oils from rosehip further lock in moisture for rich hydration and the look of smoother, more radiant skin. This organic formula uses proprietary patented Odour Remove™ technology so there is no self-tan odor.”

Anderson says that for best results, always make sure your skin is exfoliated. Then, use a tanning mitt or your hands,  rub the products into your skin, wait 10 minutes, rinse, and within 4-6 hours you will be radiant.  It’s no wonder Ten-Minute Tan ($34) is Amazon’s best-selling bronzers