To help maintain a sunny vibe when you get back to town, try a mineral-based bronzer. Conventional ones can be loaded with synthetic chemicals linked to cancer or hormone disruption. Though there are many “natural” offerings, you may feel safer stroking on a product certified petrochemical-free by a reputable third party. Two bronzers for your face and body that bear the impeccable BDIH seal are Lavera’s Sunless Tan ($27.50, and Dr Hauschka’s Translucent Bronze Concentrate ($34.95, Physicians Formula Organic Wear ($13.95, delivers an Ecocert-certified brush-on bronzer. Shimmer on, synthetic-free.

Story by Alexandra Zissu. This article originally appeared in Plenty in August 2008.

Copyright Environ Press 2008.