Dr. Joel Schlessinger talks to BeautyHigh.com about how to wear bronzer the right way


Bronzer may be a staple in your makeup routine, but are you wearing the best product for you and using the proper application technique? Recently, Dr. Joel Schlessinger spoke with BeautyHigh.com in an article called, “The Worst Mistakes You Can Make with Bronzer—And How to Avoid Them” about achieving your best summer glow.

Choosing the right formula is key, explains Dr. Joel Schlessinger.

For a natural finish, choose a mineral powder. Powders are the easiest to apply and the easiest to customize for your skin tone and coverage preferences. Plus mineral powders typically contain hypoallergenic ingredients and are suitable for sensitive skin types.

Dr. Joel Schlessinger likes jane iredale Rose Dawn Bronzer for its beautiful, natural results and high-grade formula. This product won’t clog pores and it allows you to achieve a luminous glow without the risk of sun damage. The best part is that with its four shades, it’s a bronzer, blush and highlighter all in one. You can blend the colors or use them separately to customize the perfect look.

You’ll want to steer clear of glitter. Shimmery bronzers may advertise a sun-kissed sparkle, but too much overall shine can make your complexion look oily.

Dr. Joel Schlessinger says to apply a highlighter to give your face more dimension.

It’s important not to cake on the color if you’re going for a bronzed appearance. Dr. Schlessinger and other experts agree that sweeping bronzer in a “3” shape across the forehead, around the cheekbone, and down the jawline is the best way to achieve a natural look.

To avoid a muddy skin tone that’s static and too dark for your complexion, Dr. Schlessinger recommends, “apply[ing] a highlighter across your cheekbones and your brow bone, which will give your face more dimension.”

jane iredale So-Bronze is a soft mineral powder made with antioxidants to protect your skin from UV damage. Just a touch of this bronzer-highlighter duo across the brow, cheekbones and chin will instantly create all-day radiance and a natural glow.

Do you have a question for Dr. Schlessinger about choosing the right bronzer? Ask us in the comments below.

About drjoelschlessinger

Dr. Joel Schlessinger is a dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon based in Omaha, NE.

Posted on May 30, 2014, in Dr. Joel Schlessinger in the Media. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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