Katie Holmes shows off her tan line on the red carpet.
Looking tan, Katie Holmes!
The actress posed on the red carpet Tuesday night at The High Line for a party thrown by fashion brand Coach looking super relaxed in oversized shades and a white, one-shoulder dress.
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While the biggest stand out about this photo is that her dress totally looks like a toga, we also couldn't help but notice that she's sporting an itty bitty tan line on her bare shoulder. It's definitely not everyday that you see a celebrity hitting the red carpet showcasing tan lines, so we took it upon ourselves to round up these top tips on how you can avoid this little beauty snafu.
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1. Wear protection
If you are going to tan, wearing a high SPF will not only protect your skin from the sun, but will also keep the tan lines from forming. Darker clothing will also deflect the harsh rays, according to the experts at howtodothings.com. You should apply the same amount of sunscreen every two hours, even if you haven't been swimming or sweating. Also, keep in mind that you can never apply too much sunscreen, so don't worry if you think that you've slathered on too much.
2. If it's too late, exfoliate
If you already have tan lines, try lightly buffing away the damage with a gentle exfoliator. Allure's Senior Beauty Editor Elizabeth Siegel suggests using a cleanser with microbeads. ("Harsher exfoliators can aggravate skin after sun exposure," she says.)
3. Start using self-tanner
Self tanner can even out your (already tan) skin tone. The key is to apply your self-tanner of choice daily, working your way up to your desired glow, according to St. Tropez's Skin Finishing Expert Sophie Evans.
4. Apply bronzer for quick touch-ups
If you don't have time to get the perfect self-tanner shade, try blending lines with a matte bronzer. If you're using cream-based bronzers, Siegel suggests finishing with a translucent powder to avoid smudging.