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Blue Lizard, $13.50 at drugstore.com

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Apply an SPF of 30 or greater (like Blue Lizard) to the tanned areas and nothing (or an SPF of 5 for the cautious) on the pale parts.


Lay out. This may take a couple of days, but it will fill in naturally.


Clarins' Instant gel, $32.50 at Nordstrom

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Smear on a regular moisturizer or lotion to areas that are already tanned.


Carefully apply a sunless tanner (like Clarins' Instant gel or L'Oreal's easy-to-apply towelettes) to fill in the white spots. Then, simply wait a few hours for the color to develop.

Summer Survival Skills

The Quick
Tan Line Fix

Anyone who likes to golf or drive with his arm resting on the window knows the pain of mismatched tan lines. And trust us, whether it's a farmer's tan on your arms or sock lines on your feet, there's nothing less sexy. But thankfully it's a pretty easy fix. First start by scrubbing the tanned body parts in the shower to remove any dead skin. That will lighten things up a bit. Then, depending on if you've got just a little color or a lot, here's how to even things out.

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