One of the best parts about summer is perfecting your sun-kissed look. There’s just something about glowing skin that makes you feel ten times more confident and ready to take on the world.
Of course, there are ways to maintain your tan year round, like spray tans and tanning beds, but both can get expensive, and tanning beds can be unsafe. Then, there’s self-tanning. We have all heard of self-tanning disasters full of orange and streaky madness, but it doesn’t always have to be that way. Tanning products have come a long way, which means less orange streaks and fewer worries.
With most events cancelled and more time spent at home, now is the best time to master self-tanning. Experiment with different formulations and application methods to see what works for you. Whether it’s a mouse that sets in one hour or a gradually buildable lotion, look for something that fits your lifestyle. Not sure where to start? We did some research and rounded up our six favorites. It’s time to get glowing!
- +Luxe Unfiltered: Nº32 Gradual Self-Tanning Cream (click here)
Started by lifestyle blogger Sivan Richards, this self-tanner is a must-try. If you are new to self-tanning and need a good place to start, this is it. Nº32 smells amazing, is extremely hydrating, and doesn’t leave streaks or marks. Plus, the color is buildable! After three applications, you will look like you just walked off the beach in Greece.
- COOLA: Sunless Tan Luminizing Body Serum (click here)
COOLA has a wide array of great sun products that are worthwhile, but if you can only choose one, this is it. Say goodbye to cream and mouse body tanners, and say hello to tanning body serum. The product goes on smoothly and smells like coconuts. Bonus, this brand is all about sustainability and quality ingredients.
- Tan-Luxe: The Body Illuminating Self-Tan Drops (click here)
If you want to gradually build on your tan, try adding a few drops of the body-illuminating drops to your regular moisturizer. Then, simply use like you would usually. Now your favorite moisturizer can be your favorite self-tanner. This product makes it easy to be in control of how tan you want to be!
- Isle of Paradise: Self-Tanning Drops (click here)
Tan your face with these self-tanning drops from Isle of Paradise. This infused water mist won’t clog your pores. It comes in three different tones depending on how deep you want your tan to be, so it’s perfect for those who are new to using self-tanning products.
- Tan-Luxe: The Face Illuminating Self-Tan Drops (click here)
Tan-Luxe is back! No surprise here. Just like their earlier-mentioned product, The Body, you can gradually build your tan on your face by adding a few drops to your favorite face moisturizer. This method gives you control over your tan without adding thick products.
- Clarins: Radiance Plus Golden Glow Booster (click here)
If you are looking for a clean option, the self-tanning booster from Clarins is a solid choice. This plant-based formula uses 99.8% natural ingredients, including Aloe Vera, for ultra-hydrated skin. Add the product to your favorite moisturizer for a tan that’s right for you, from sunkissed to bronze.