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Beauty Basics: Best Self Tanners Of 2015-16

No one wants their tan to look like a fake bake which is why we’ve updated our list of the best self tanners on the market that will help you achieve that natural, radiant glow.

Best Self Tanners For A Natural Glow

One of the main causes of fine lines and wrinkles is sun exposure. The harmful rays not only dry your skin out, but are actually burning the first, second and third layer of it resulting in the dreaded and painful sunburn. As your skin begins to peel, it’s exposure to pollutants increases tenfold. While we all want that JLo glow, there are better, healthier ways aside from going to the tanning salon or sitting out on the beach to looking like a bronzed goddess.

To keep your skin safe and prep you for summer, we’ve founded up self tanning tips and a list of our favorite self tanners of the year.

The Do’s And Don’ts Of Self Tanning

Because the sun’s rays are so harmful you want to avoid them as much as possible. While yes, you definitely need Vitamin D and can’t stay locked up forever, it’s recommended you only get about 15-30 minutes of direct exposure every day. With that said, the less you expose your face to the sun, the more likely you are to delay the signs of premature aging. Which we’re all about. If you’re going out, wear sunglasses, a hat and lots of sunscreen to protect yourself. This is serious, ladies!

Because the sun isn’t for tanning, you should definitely invest in self tanners to get the glow you’re looking for without the harmful after effects.

1. St. Tropez In Shower Gradual Tanner

The St. Tropez In Shower Gradual Tanner has been hailed as the latest and best innovation in the world of self tanning. This product comes in a shower gel-like consistency and can be applied in the shower. Over time, the tan will darken, leaving you with radiant, bronze-kissed skin.

2. Jergens’ Natural Glow Instant Sun Mousse


Jergen’s mousse works differently from other self tanners in that it mimics your skin tone to deliver natural-looking results. The mousse formula lends itself to precise and easy application that dries in only 60 seconds. So if you’re looking to tan on the go, this is your most budget-friendly and best bet.

3. L’Oreal Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Serum

The L’Oreal Sublime Bronze Serum has been critically acclaimed as one of the best drugstore self tanners of all time. And we mean all time. The serum provides a natural-looking tan that lasts up to 2 weeks.

4. Hampton Sun Sunless Tanning Mist

Misting may seem difficult, but next to serums and mousse, it’s the best way to apply self tanner. The Hampton Sun Tanning Mist gives you a rich, golden tan that applies, develops and fades evenly. This particular formula contains moisturizing ingredients such as aloe vera and witch hazel.

5. James Read Bronzing Mist

This ultra-light mist has a 360 degree nozzle that works to tan the skin evenly. The tan itself develops in 3-5 hours into a golden hue that looks naturally subtle. The best part about this self tanner is that it comes with Co-enzyme Q10 to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

6. TanTowel

Okay, these Tan Towels are my favorite self tanner in this bunch. These handy wipes make for a great on-the-go tan as you can rip open the package, swipe on the tanner, throw away the wipe, and you’re set.

7. St. Tropez One Night Only Wash Off Face & Body Lotion


Only need a tan for a night? Then what you’re looking for is the St. Tropez Wash Off Lotion. The tan develops quickly and washes off the next day. Pretty sweet, right?

These 7 self tanners will give you the tan you want without sacrificing your skin to the sun’s harmful rays. The best part? You can tan year round! So stop tanning and start self-tanning! And if you need a shave, do check out this top ten epilator review for women.