Self tanning can be a pain in the you know what! The last thing you want is streaky legs and orange hands! You also don’t want to damage your skin by baking in the sun. Well, we’ve put self bronzers to the test and have chosen our favorite four.
Jergens Natural Glow Foaming Daily Moisturizer: Yes, it’s affordable and yes, it’s amazing. The name says it all; this body bronzer gives you a perfect natural glow. We prefer the medium to tan coloring as it leaves your skin more golden-y tan than the light to medium coloring. This foam is moisturizing and easy to build up your color pay off. Our favorite way to apply is with a self tanner mitt to make sure you don’t miss any spots!
Tarte Brazilliance Skin Rejuvenating Maracuja Face & Body Self Tanner: This bronzer doesn’t get the hype it deserves. Tarte is an amazing company that uses high quality ingredients, doesn’t test on animals, and is all natural. This lotion is dark in color, but don’t let that scare you away. As you blend it in, the color fades away. They do this to help you see where you have already applied and spots you may have missed. This self tanner gives a beautiful color to the skin and has an amazing, cupcake-like scent.
St. Tropez Self Tan Express Advanced Bronzing Mousse: If you need a tan by tomorrow, look no further. Although the application can be a bit of a pain, the tan you are left with makes it worth it. The instructions tell you to apply the mousse, let set 1 to 3 hours, then shower. Letting it set for a few hours isn’t ideal, but if you’re in a crunch for a gorgeous tan, it will do the trick. Don’t be alarmed by the color, as it does look slightly green! But that is to neutralize the color, and keep you from looking orange. We recommend using a tanning mitt for this bronzer too.
Fake Bake Flawless: Last, but not least is another affordable bronzer by the brand Fake Bake, although there will be nothing fake looking about your tan! This liquid absorbs quickly so you don’t have to tip toe around waiting for it to dry. The color it leaves you with is gorgeous and golden, looking like you spent the day at the beach.
Remember to exfoliate your skin before applying any self bronzer for a better and longer lasting tan. Protect you skin from the sun and choose to self tan at home.