Going for the bronze

Heading out to catch some summer rays isn’t exactly what it used to be. Sure, we’re still happy — make that thrilled — to swim, play, relax and just have fun in the sun, but when you’re slathered in sunscreen (as you should be) a glowing tan is harder to come by.

Which is why we’re stocking up on bronzers and other sun-shimmering beauty and hair products this season. From powder to surf spray, here are some items to add in to your summer makeup bag and hair care arsenals, because you don’t need to skip the SPF to glow.

Bobbi Brown Illuminating Bronzing Powder

If self-tanners make you shy or you’re just looking for a sun-kissed glow, this smooth pressed powder gives you a natural-looking “tan” without risking wrinkles. $38, www.bobbibrowncosmetics.com

MAC Temperature Rising nail polish in Tropical

Keep the sunny theme going all the way to your fingertips with this glittery bronze polish that contains conditioners and UV protection. $18, maccosmetics.com

Bronze Buffer

You tried your best, but sometimes faux tan accidents happen. (Why must ankles and knees be so hard? Why?!) No worries. These sponges erase the unwanted color in an instant, so your pretty glow stands out — not the error. , two for $10, bronzebuffer.com

Benefit’s The Bronze of Champions bronzer kit

Give your eyes, lips and cheeks an instant bronze boost with this box brimming with Watt’s Up! Soft Focus Highlighter for Face; Creaseless Cream Shadow in Bikini-Tini; Longwear Powder Shadow in Thanks A Latte; Hoola Bronzing Powder (with a powder brush); Ultra Plush Lip Gloss in Hoola; and They’re Real! Beyond Mascara. Um, we’re buying it just for the fun product names. $32, Sephora.com

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