There are more ways to tan than spending hours under the sun, which can actually be harmful to your skin. If you have a pale complexion and want to get a nice bronze sheen on your legs and arms, self-tanning products are the best. You can get a tan without the sunspots, tender skin or exposure to harmful UV rays. There are a number of self-tanning creams, lotions and mousse out there. It’s often difficult to figure out which ones are the best over the low-quality products. Here is a list of bestselling self-tanning products online.
1. Fake Bake Flawless
This is one of the best self-tan liquid formulas currently available in the market. It’s easy to apply and results will be visible in a matter of days. The bronzing will occur if you apply as directed. The shade will be different depending on the original complexion of your skin. Fake Bake tanning lotion is applied with a professional mitt provided with the packaging. The mitt makes it easy to apply the lotion evenly and thoroughly. Also, possible germs in your hands will not get on sensitive areas of your skin when you have the mitt on. The formula is fast drying and fast absorbing without leaving a greasy sheen. You can expect bronzing effects as soon as the layer dries. The liquid is transfer resistant, so you can wear this tan all day without worrying about it getting on clothes. Plus, this self-tanner is free from toxic preservatives and parabens.
2. St. Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Mousse
This self-tanner is the “In Style Best Beauty Buys” winner of the ELLE Beauty Awards. This popular formula is super lightweight and applies easily without leaving any streaks. You can get a very natural looking bronze sheen with this tanner, which will not look fake or tacky. The mousse is tinted and dries in around 60 seconds without a fuss. You can experience the results almost instantly. The mousse leaves no smell or streaky, greasy sheens. You can use a tan mitt for easy application (not included with the purchase). Leave the tan on for about 4 to 8 hours to get a long-lasting bronze glow without having to spend a minute under the sun. The tan will later fade evenly when you discontinue use. This product is ideal for those with very pale complexions who easily get sunburns. You don’t have to endure harsh sun rays with this mousse.
3. Tan Physics True Color Sunless Tanner
This self-tanner is perfect for getting instant results without a hassle. If you are planning a night out or a get-together, use this to look good for the special occasion. This tanning lotion is formulated to be non-drying. The lotion will moisturize your skin, unlike many other types of self-tanners, and will also provide some anti-aging properties as well. The tan generated by this lotion is very natural and will not look artificial. This product is suitable for beginner tanners as well. The formula is very gentle on skin and may be suitable for users with sensitive skin as well. However, it should be noted that this self-tanner is not hypoallergenic and may contain certain chemicals that can inflame sensitive skin. The lotion leaves no streaks. The lotion doesn’t smell but may emanate a faint, neutral odor following application. You can apply more lotion to look darker. You can apply this formula using your fingers if a mitt is not available.
4. Sun Laboratories Tan Overnight Self Tanning Lotion
This is a gentle, moisturizing self-tanning lotion suitable for face and body. The formula uses many natural ingredients protect your skin and hydrate it. This lotion works immediately after using or the skin in tinted without leaving unsightly streaks. You can view the best results three hours after application. The formula is suitable for all skin types and does not irritate normally. This lotion contains a sugar derivative to enhance skin color. You can easily get a natural bronzed appearance with this lotion without getting an awful orange appearance. This lotion is best for getting a deeper tanned tone with prolonged use. The lotion is easy to apply using either your fingers or an applicator mitt. Clean your skin before application for best results. Be careful not to use too much lotion in one session. If you want a darker skin tone, use daily for two or three days to improve your overall complexion.
5. Organic & Natural Sunless Tanning Lotion
If you have translucently pale or pasty skin, this is the best sunless tanner for you. You can easily sport a very natural-looking bronze sheen using this lotion without having to bake under the sun. This self-tanner is made from all natural products. This self-tanner is a cruelty-free product and is highly vegan-friendly. The natural ingredients in this product include organic Shea butter, coconut oil, and green tea extract. This lotion will hydrate your skin and provide a streak-free tan. One application is usually enough to get a good-looking tan. The organic products make this sunless tanner perfect to use for individuals with sensitive skin. This product lacks many of the harmful ingredients in commercial self-tanners. If you have sensitive skin, use a small amount to see if the lotion inflames your skin. It most likely won’t. You can refer to your dermatologist for detailed medical information.
6. Body Drench Quick Tan
This product is a salon quality sunless self-tanning mist. You can use it even if you have a very fair complexion without worrying about the tan looking too unnatural. This mist will give your skin a bronze tint like a natural sun-kissed shade. This product is very easy to apply. Just hold the 360-degree nozzle close to your skin for easy spray application. Make sure you are not holding the bottle too far away from the skin as the mist will miss the spot and get everywhere. Be very careful when applying near the face. Hold the bottle at a safe distance to avoid mist getting in the eyes or inside the nose. Read the safety precautions carefully before using the body mist. You will be able to see results three to five hours after application. This tanner will leave a gentle cocoa vanilla scent after application. The body mist formula is suitable for all skin tones.
7. L’Oreal Paris Sublime Bronze Pro Perfect Airbrush
This is a solid product to get a natural looking medium-level tan from the comfort of home. The formula used in this tanning mist is professional salon-grade. Each bottle comes with a 360-degree wide angle applicator for convenient use. The bottle generates a super fine mist that applies evenly. The mist will dry instantly the following application and leave you with a streak-free bronze sheen. There is no need to rub in the mist (rubbing might actually result in streaks). The results will be long lasting, possible for the whole day. Before application, make sure you cleanse, exfoliate and dry your skin. You can apply an oil-free moisturizer to the skin before using the tanner. Be careful when using the spray nozzle near your face. Do not get any mist in the eyes. The mist will leave a citrusy scent. Take care to wash your hands before and after using the spray bottle.
8. Sally Hansen Airbrush Leg Tan Glow
Dedicated tanners know that legs are the hardest to tan evenly, even when outdoors. Some people may tan their legs but only to have the veins, freckles, and other imperfections still are visible. This self-tanning lotion will help you evenly tan your legs like in those models on magazine covers. The formula is mainly made from natural Palmira extract. It’s gentle and healthier on skin than chemical-laden tanners. Not only will this product give you the tanning sheen you want, it will also stimulate microcirculation to reduce the appearance of veins on legs. The formula is very lightweight and is resistant to transfer and water. Keep in mind that this formula is only water resistant, not waterproof. Excessive sweating or significantly amounts of water will make the formula to run off your skin. The glow generated by this tanner will depend largely on the natural color of your skin. This product also contains sage oil, and vitamin C and E for a silky smooth finish.