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The Bronzers Dermatologists Use to Get a Glow All Year Long

L'Oréal Sublime Self-Tanning Towelettes

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"One towelette can be evenly applied over your entire face and body, and it won't stain clothes and linens after application," says Dr. Tina Alster, director of the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Surgery and Laser.

Towelettes also have the distinct advantage of being one of the best on-the-go and travel options because they come in their own little pouch and don't run the risk of leaking. ($9;

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Temptu Air Starter Set

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The bonus to this bronzer? Here is what Dr. Kavita Mariwalla, board-certified dermatologist in West Islip, NY, has to say: "Recently I've been using the Temptu Air airbrush system, which I have to admit is fantastic. They have a ton of colors to choose from and the bronzers really give this dewy glow without being sparkly. Great for contouring and you can adjust how much you use depending on how many passes you do. Noncomedogenic and very easy to use." ($195;

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Physicians Formula Nude Wear Touch of Glow Palette

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Physicians Formula is a winner for Dr. Ellen Marmur, associate clinical professor in the departments of dermatology and genetics/genomic research at Mount Sinai Medical Center. "There is a generous amount and mixed shades, while at the same time it is quick and easy to apply," she says.

Benefits to a few of the other bronzers in this brand? Some have an added SPF 30, others nourish the skin with argan oil, and there is a stick variety that makes contouring a breeze. ($15;

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Supergoop Daily Correct with SPF 35

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Ninety percent of the signs of aging and skin cancers come from unprotected exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light. UV rays are around 365, rain, snow, or shine. In fact, if you can see your hand in front of your face, there is enough solar radiation to cause damage.

Free radicals are little chemical particles, emitted from UV light. They raise cosmetic hell on our skin: wrinkles, sun spots, cancer, you name it. Antioxidants fight off and protect against that damage.

Dr. Deirdre Hooper, associate clinical professor in the department of dermatology at Louisiana State University, likes Supergoop just for that reason: Its added antioxidants and SPF fortify the skin against unnecessary damage. Hooper is also a fan of the coverage (and of course glow) that 'goop gives. ($32;

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Benefit Cosmetics Watt's Up! Cream-to-Powder Highlighter

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There are pluses beyond the super-cute name. Dr. Latanya Benjamin, pediatric dermatologist in Hollywood, Florida, chose this as her fave because it's very easy to apply and smooth. Watt's is also compact, making it perfect for the purse when touch-ups are needed. ($30;

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