It鈥檚 almost summer, y鈥檃ll, which means bring on the bronzers and self-tanning solutions. Honestly, the warm-weather couldn鈥檛 come soon enough for my pale skin. I wear SPF religiously, so I stay protected from harmful UV rays 鈥 plus, I live in San Francisco, a city that鈥檚 not known for poolside hangouts on the reg, to say the least. Don鈥檛 get me wrong, though: I totally embrace my fair complexion, but sometimes, I miss being bronzed.

I鈥檝e found several sunless tanners that I love for my body (shout-out to Vita Liberata Body Blur Instant HD Skin Finish [$45]), but I鈥檝e never discovered one that works well for my face. I have sensitive skin that would freak if I just slathered it with whatever I was using on my bod, so discovering the new St. Tropez Tanning Essentials Self Tan Express Bronzing Face Sheet Mask ($9), launching at Sephora on May 22 and everywhere else this June, has been a perfect find for summer. It gives me a noticeable glow, doesn鈥檛 wreck my skin, and works quickly. Here, four answers to the questions that are likely lingering in your head. Read on and learn why I鈥檓 obsessed AF.

Does it actually work? This sheet mask delivers on its promise to gradually bronze your skin. It doesn鈥檛 turn you orange by any means, and you鈥檒l definitely notice an immediate sun-kissed effect after application before the full depth kicks in over eight hours. I wake up looking like I spent the day at the beach; it鈥檚 the best thing EVER.

Can I control how dark my color is? You can easily customize the color you want by tweaking how long you leave the mask on. Five minutes of wear will give you a light, natural-looking glow, while opting to go for the full 15 minutes will result in a fresh-from-a-tropical-island tan. I find the best color for my fair skin tone comes after exactly 10 minutes of sheet-masking.

Will I look orange? Just like the full range of St. Tropez products, the formula never appears orange, red, or brown; it鈥檚 a truly gorgeous glow that鈥檒l have people asking you why you look so good (aren鈥檛 those days the best?). It鈥檚 also a lifesaver if you鈥檙e dealing with post-vacation-tan unevenness.

Is it possible to overdo it? Everything is pre-packaged, taking the guesswork out of the application. Simply fit the mask over your face and you鈥檙e set.

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