Skip Nav
Wedding Beauty
Your 6-Week Countdown Checklist to Scoring Perfect Wedding Hair
Opinion
30 Women of All Ages Share Why They’ve Never Had Botox
Beauty News
Kat Von D Is Making Camo Lipstick, and We're Reporting For Duty

Why You Should Exfoliate Before Applying Bronzer

Before You Get Your Bronze On, Make Sure You Scrub Up

We've all seen someone who overdoes the bronzer and ends up looking more Pigpen than Penelope Cruz. Bronzers tend to grab onto dry, dead skin and give off the appearance of a dirty face — especially when applied with a heavy hand. We caught up with makeup artist and bronzing aficionado Shalini Vadhera, whose biggest prebronzing recommendation was exfoliation. "It's really important to use a good face scrub at least twice a week," Vadhera said. "You need to remove any dry or dead skin and create a smooth canvas. You'll notice that your bronzer application is much smoother and more natural looking."

Keep from looking like you've been playing in the dirt. Click through the widget below to shop exfoliating facial scrubs that will get you perfectly prepped and ready to get your bronze on.

Image Source: Thinkstock
Best Beauty Sales | December 2017
The Body Shop Vanilla Pumpkin Collection
Affordable Gifts That Give Back
Flowers in Beauty Products
From Our Partners
Latest Beauty
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds