Not to be a killjoy, but it's now August -- meaning it's time to start thinking about how to maintain that summer glow going into fall. New self-tanners on the market from top skin care lines (Perricone MD, Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare) come with added benefits. Or look to one of the many new bronzers out there for a more temporary fix.
At Spring Beauty Spa in Huntington (216 Little Plains Rd.), owner Marina (she prefers using just her first name) sings the praises of sea buckthorn oil, the key ingredient in her Oridel Liquid Gem Regenerating Face Oil. This isn't a self-tanner; the product simply gives your skin "a warm, dewy glow." It's $78 at the spa or oridel.com.
Several bronzer choices from the Bronze Goddess collection await you at the Estée Lauder counter: matte, shimmer or a versatile duo; $30 each, also at esteelauder.com.
No Sun Tanner from Perricone MD contains vitamin D, along with the line's firming and moisturizing ingredients. It's good for face and body, plus it's said to be streak-proof; $65 at perriconemd.com.
Users praise Jane Iredale's Tantasia for its light, citrusy scent and natural looking tan; $36 at shop.janeiredale.com.
Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare introduces a self-tanner that contains an exfoliator (the crucial first step to successful application). Alpha Beta Glow Pad comes in great individual towelettes; $18 for 10 or $32 for 20 at select Sephora stores or sephora.com.
Murad's Hybrids Absolute Bronzing Boost gives you a subtle color while firming. And it's SPF 15, so you get a little sun protection, too; $38 at murad.com/hybrids.