We know you want that sunkissed golden look for summer, but we also know skin cancer and sun damage is real. That’s where the faux tan comes in. Self-tanners have come a long way from the orangey oompa loompa look of their early days. 2017’s versions are much more advanced and natural looking. Yes, you can get a faux tan without the smell, streaks, and orange vibes -you just need to know which products to buy.
Here are our top picks for self tanners this summer. (Orange you glad you read this?)
St. Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Mousse
St. Tropez has consistently made some of the best self-tanning products on the market. This tanning mousse has a cult following -and for good reason. It works beautifully, doesn’t streak, and doesn’t smell. This is one of our all time favorites!
Tarte Brazilliance Plus+ Self Tanner with Mitt
This Tarte self tanner not only gives you a golden glow but it’s packed with essential fatty acids and vitamin C for more hydrated, firmer looking skin. It also contains Vitamin A and exfoliants for additional glow!
L’Oreal Paris Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Mist
Budget friendly and effective, L’Oreal Sublime Bronze self-tanning mist goes on like an airbrush, giving you a smooth, even toned faux tan. The spray on application makes it easy -even for the most novice of DIYers. This is one of our favorite drugstore tanners.
Fake Bake Flawless
Fake Bake Flawless has a unique application mitt which ensures an even, gorgeous tan. It also goes on bronze, so you can see exactly where you’re applying. It’s also fast absorbing, non greasy, and has no offensive smell. And it’s priced right around $13!
Tanceuticals CC Self Tanning Lotion
This product goes on smooth and natural-looking with no streaks or orangey tone. It also dries quickly and has a yummy coconut scent. Best of all, it’s long lasting and your tan will last up to 7 days on average.