Secrets to a Sunless Glow
Summer – and bathing suit/bikini season (!) – are here, so naturally we’re all looking for ways to avoid blinding everyone during our first foray to the pool or the beach. If you love a sun-kissed glow, but don’t have the time – or want to risk the extended exposure – to get a beautiful base, we’ve rounded up some products to help. Remember our top tips:
- Exfoliate the day before you self-tan to remove dead skin cells.
- Moisturize before applying the self-tanner to help with streak-free application.
- Leave yourself plenty of time. Don’t rush it!
- Use an applicator so you don’t have tell-tale orange hands…
- Apply with gentle, circular motions and remember to use a small amount of product to start and add more to blend or build a darker color.
S.W. Basics Exfoliant
Every great sunless tan starts with exfoliation - but it's best not to use an exfoliant with an oil base, as the oil can cause the sunless tanner to streak or leave an uneven surface for application. This exfoliant uses mineral-rich sea salt, organic oats, and organic almonds. Mix with water use a great loofah!
Jergens Natural Glow Moisturizer
Almost everyone has tried this classic self-tanning product - for good reason! It gradually creates natural-looking color without streaking or making you look orange! Comes in a range of shades, this is also moisturizing like a lotion and also includes broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection with SPF 20.
Bain de Soleil Mega Tan
Who doesn't remember the Bain de Soleil jingle (...for the St. Tropez tan...!) This is both an SPF 4 sunscreen with a self-tanning agent for a faster, darker tan.
St. Moriz Instant Self Tanning Mousse
This is a super-light salon professional mousse formulation, which is easy to apply and creates an instant bronzing effect and an all over flawless tan. Also comes in dark!
James Read Tan Mist
This line from a professional spray tan artist allows you to take the slow road to a gorgeous glow. This delicate, spray-on self tanning product slowly builds your color over time with a refreshing formulation.
L’Oreal Paris Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Serum
This easy-apply and moisturizing serum leaves a streak-free sun-kissed glow. Some reviewers apply directly after moisturizing, or even mix in with their lotion for great coverage and extra softness.
Sun Bum Sunless Self Tanning Towlette
Moisturize and tan in an easy, on-the-go packet - these Sunless Tanning Towelettes are infused with a patented clear self-tanning formula that smells great!