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We're Convinced This Self-Tanner Actually Improves Our Skin

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Today's pick comes from Racked SF editor Kristen Philipkoski.

Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha-Beta Glow Pads, $18 for a pack of 10 at Sephora

I've already outed myself as a self-tanner junkie, so it won't be too surprising that I have more than one product in my arsenal. I exfoliate my face a lot, so I find it difficult to maintain a tanned glow on my visage for any period of time. Regular self-tanners can also make my face feel oily and pore-clogged.

I discovered a solution when I received free samples of the Alpha Beta Glow Pad from Dr. Dennis Gross. This single-serving pad not only imparts a lovely, streakless tan, but it also contains alpha- and beta-hydroxy acids that exfoliate, tighten pores, and reduce blackheads—basically the opposite of what can happen with other self-tanners. It even helps fade sunspots, and it doesn't have much of an odor, which is exactly what you want in a sunless tanner.
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