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Going for the Glow: Self Tanners

Skip the Sun With These Self-Tanners

Warm weather and tanned skin go hand and hand; unfortunately, spending hours in the sun isn’t the healthiest way to achieve a classic summer tan. If you’re after a convincing glow without the skin damage, a self-tanner could be the perfect addition to your beauty arsenal. The following products deliver a streak-free finish you can feel good about – just don’t forget to apply sunscreen afterward!

For a fool-proof tan:

St. Tropez Self Tan Express Bronzing Mist

Self-tanner beginners should check out this easy-to-use aerosol mist from St. Tropez. The 360° mist ensures even coverage and a natural-looking finish – once applied, just wait one to three hours before showering (less for a sun-kissed glow, more for a deeper, darker bronze).  

For a gradual tan:

Tan-Luxe The Gradual Illuminating Tan Lotion

This ultra-hydrating lotion from Tan-Luxe is your favorite moisturizer and self-tanner all wrapped up into one product. 

The nourishing formula, which includes raspberry seed oil, vitamin E, and aloe vera, smooths and conditions skin while helping it appear firmer. Apply daily or as desired to build up your radiant, gradual glow.

For a fragrant tan:

L’Oréal Paris Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Water Mousse

A self-tanning mousse that checks all the boxes, L’Oréal Paris’ offering boasts a lightweight, hydrating formula with a fresh tropical scent – all at a reasonable price point. Ingredients such as coconut water and vitamin E mean softer, smoother skin as well as a natural-looking tan.

For an instant tan:

Clarins Self Tanning Instant Gel

For a tailor-made, buildable tan, look no further than Clarins’ Instant Gel. By combining DHA and erythrulose (a 100% naturally-sourced plant sugar), this gel not only delivers an instant glow, but a long-lasting one as well. And, thanks to its quick-drying formula, you can get dressed immediately after you apply.

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