There are still few cold months of winter left before we get a glimpse of spring’s warmth. If you’re missing that golden summer glow, this article is for you. Yes, you’re layered up right now, but you will feel so much better when you have a tan. So, here are some of the best self-tanners to get you through the winter months. Time to get glowing!
St. Tropez Bronzing Mousse, $32 (shop here)
St. Tropez will forever be the G.O.A.T. as far as self-tanners go. Their line has a bit of everything, from gradual lotions to tanning mists. A favorite St. Tropez product is the bronzing mousse. Mousse is easier to apply; it goes on more evenly and dries faster than a lotion. It’s the ultimate beginner product. Apply 1-2 pumps of mousse to a tanning mitt and rub in circular motions like you would a lotion. Leave it on for at least four hours, shower it off, and you’re bronzed and ready.
Isle of Paradise Self-Tanning Drops, $29 (click here)
You’ve probably heard people raving about these drops all over Instagram. The hype is real. These vegan and cruelty-free tanning drops go on clear and develop color after a few hours. For even application, they’re best mixed with your favorite lotion. Stick with 1-2 drops for a subtle glow, and add more for a deeper bronze. You can even mix a few drops into your facial moisturizer!
Tan-Luxe The Face Drops, $49 (shop here)
If you’re looking for a self-tanner that’s specifically for your face, Tan-Luxe is about to be your new go-to. These drops add a gorgeous glow to your complexion that’s perfect for no-makeup days. They leave your skin feeling silky, smooth, and super hydrated. Additionally, Tan-Luxe makes tanning drops for the body.
Beauty By Earth Self Tanner, $30.99 (shop here)
Vegan and cruelty-free, Beauty By Earth use safe and effective ingredients without harmful chemicals and fragrances. This self-tanner is perfect for sensitive skin (it’s fragrance and irritant-free) and leaves your skin feeling like a million bucks. The blend of aloe and shea butter is richly hydrating, which allows for an even application with no clinging dry patches. With over 11,000 reviews on Amazon and an average rating of 4.3, this tanner’s worth a try.
Sephora Tinted Self-Tanning Body Mist, $19 (shop here)
This Sephora Collection product has over 25,000 likes and has been a favorite for years. While the description says that this mist gives you a light tint, the color is easily buildable to achieve your desired bronze. This mist dries quickly and is foolproof—even for self-tanning novices.