Sunless Summer: Your Guide to Self-Tanners


One of my favorite parts of summer besides maxi dresses, the beach & outdoor dining is the sun-kissed tan this beautiful warm weather brings. But the real question is, what happens when you grow up, get a 9-5 job, or actually start caring about the condition of your skin (skin cancer, wrinkles, peeling skin)?

This is where self-tanners come in!Self-tanners have come such a long way and now come in so many different options: gels, lotions, mousses, sprays, etc. They all give that natural tan without the harmful rays from the sun or even worst….the tanning bed, which I can’t believe people still pay money for!

So in honor of the warm weather and another day closer to summer, I’ve searched and tested several self-tanners to find the best of the best!

Here’s your official guide to self-tanners this summer….

1. Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare ‘Alpha Beta Glow Pads’ Anti-Aging Exfoliating Self-Tanner for Face: A self-tanning pad that helps with anti-aging and exfoliation? These pads give the perfect glow to the skin with a great treatment inside.

2. Bobbi Brown Sunless Tanning Gel for Face & Body: An oil-free and non-acnegenic tanning gel for the face and body? I’ll take it! This sunless tanning gel smells great and leaves your skin feeling smooth and most importantly, WITHOUT STREAKS.

3. Rodial ‘Brazilian Tan AIRBRUSH’ Self-Tanner:This tinted mist offers an immediate glow to the skin that develops into a perfect tan! This self-tanner offers 360-degree airbrush technology for allover coverage.

4. Lancome ‘Flash Bronzer’ Tinted Self-Tanning Leg Gel: A self-tanning gel enriched with natural caramel extract and light-reflecting micro pearls is just what you need to get the perfect bronze glow!

5. bareMinerals ‘Faux Tan’ Sunless Tanner for Face: This faux face tanner instantly dries and gives you a beautiful sun-kissed tan without any harmful rays. A mineral copper complex works to prolong the effects, while plant-derived emollients help lock in moisture.

Instructions for the perfect sunless tan: Always start with clean, dry, and smooth skin. Be sure to exfoliate and moisturize before applying self tanner. Make sure to apply all lotions, gels, and mousses thin and evenly – you can go always go back and add more!

What is your favorite self-tanner? Share in the comments above!

One thought on “Sunless Summer: Your Guide to Self-Tanners

  1. fashionbreaker

    I love Lancome so I’m using Lancome ‘Flash Bronzer’ whenever I needed and wanted to be tan. 🙂


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