We understand how intimidating it can seem to apply a self-tanner on your own and why it evokes nightmares of orange-stained sheets, splotchy legs, and soiled clothes–but you have nothing to fear thanks to the seamless application process and very little downtime required to achieve a tan finish.
Anxiously awaiting the warmer weather? Even if you don’t have plans to head away on an exotic getaway and are stuck behind a desk you can still fake a luminous, gorgeous glow well before summer rolls around–and it’s all thanks to these innovative self-tanners and bronzing products that make the process practically fool-proof.
If you do decide to enhance your tan, be sure to take necessary precautions to protect from the sun and apply ample SPF before heading outdoors.
St. Tropez Self Tan Purity Bronzing Water Mousse, $42; sephora.com
Not only does this lightweight self-tanner go on clear, but there’s no need to rinse it off after applying — you can even throw on a white dress instantly and run out the door as your luminous bronze hue develops.
Tarte Cosmetics Brazilliance ™ PLUS+ self tanner, $39; ulta.com
If you’re looking for that fresh-off-the-plane bronze look no further than this natural-looking, deep-toned tan.
Supergoop! Healthy Glow Sunless Tan, $38; supergoop.com
This new sunless tanner is a game-changing product that offers SPF coverage–it and only takes 2-4 hours for your tan to develop.
SEPHORA Collection Tinted Self-Tanning Body Mist, $18; sephora.com
If you’re looking for an instant glow before you head out the door this light mist will give you a bronze sheen in no time–you can immediately see where it’s applied to ensure an even application.