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Summer will be here before you know it, and you’ll soon be pulling out your skimpy swimsuit. In Brazilian cities like Rio, life revolves around the beach, and Brazilian women have perfected the art of the tan.

In this post, we’ll share Brazilian beach beauties’ top secrets for the ultimate bronze glow without skin damage. You’ll have a head start on beach weather and be ready for bikini season.
  1. Exfoliate away winter – Nothing kills your beach buzz more than rough, flakey skin after a winter of covering up. So prepare your skin for summer by exfoliating. You can use a store-bought body scrub, make your own from salt and olive oil or try the made-in-Brazil PreTan Exfoliator Soap for a convenient solution that you use in the shower.                                                                                                   
  2. Start early – Brazilian women want to step on the sand already looking sun kissed. That means they start at home before hitting the beach. The top-selling self-tanner in Brazil for the past 11 years is Best Bronze. Supermodels Alessandra Ambrosio and Irina Shayk swear by it. It’s quick-dry formula that is easy to apply without streaks or stains. In just a few hours, you’ll get a rich tan that lasts for days, and no one will know your secret.                                                                                                                                                                                                      B&A                                                                                                                                                                           
  3. Avoid aging your skin - As you know, UV exposure causes wrinkles and increases the risk of skin cancer. That’s so not sexy! You feel more attractive with a tan but you don’t want to look leathery. Brazilian women use a self-tanner (the Number One pick of Glamour Brazil is Best Bronze) to get a sultry tan without UV exposure. Best Bronze also contains Panthenol to moisturize, improve elasticity and restore a youthful glow. Then when you are outside, use a minimum 30 SPF sunscreen and reapply often, especially after swimming, to avoid damage.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
  4. Minimize cellulite – Almost all women have it and hate it. While you can’t get rid of cellulite entirely, you can minimize its appearance by exercising, exfoliating, eating a healthy diet low in salt and high in potassium. Try skin brushing to improve texture. Use a natural bristle brush on dry skin, brushing upward on problem areas in long, sweeping strokes. A tan also helps camouflage cellulite, and Brazilian women love the way Best Bronze sunless tanner does the job.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
  5. Look like you are lit from within – Brazilian women know that’s not just the color of their tan but it’s their radiance. They glow from within. It’s the perfect expression of the joy of a summer day and the carefree happiness you get from being with friends and loving life. To help achieve that special sparkle, use a shimmer spray like Best Bronze Luminate. It is a light, no-mess formula that gives you a subtle, sexy luminosity. You can even use it on your hair. And its ingredients like Kukui extract nourish, heal and fight aging. You will be dazzling.