It’s that time of year when we get to break out the shorts and bikinis, but want to look healthy and tan!
You can get a gorgeous bronze-skinned look like you see on the red carpet, without subjecting yourself to dangerous tanning beds.
Check out these awesome products!
Just about everyone (celebrities included) want to have a great tan.
Even if you don’t want to look crazy-dark like a “Jersey Shore” star, a nice tan makes you look healthy and even slimmer!
Most women hate to hear that tanning beds aren’t safe and cause premature wrinkling of the skin, age spots and even skin cancer. But studies show that is a fact!
Sunless tans have come a long way these days and we’ve found some great products that won’t turn you Oompa-Loompa orange or make your skin stinky!
St. Tropez Bronzing Mousse $36.00
One awesome self-tanner is St. Tropez Tanning Essentials Self Tan Bronzing Mousse.
This mousse is a little pricey at $36.00 but it’s easy to apply, gives a long-lasting tan, and doesn’t smell yucky even after your tan has developed. The mousse has a bronzer so you can see exactly where it’s going. We recommend using gloves to keep your palms from also tanning.
Body Drench Tanning Mist (Pack of 3) $30.00
The Body Drench Tanning mist is my personal favorite. It’s an instant tan in a can and smells great! The scent, even after the color develops is a vanilla/chocolate scent.
The tanning mist is long-lasting and very easy to apply. One tip is to take it easy when spraying your legs so that the tops of your feet don’t get too much overspray. This is a great sunless tanner.
Fake Bake Flawless Self-Tan Liquid $16.00
The Fake Bake Flawless product is a liquid spray that you apply with the mitt included.
The bronzer tint shows you where it’s been applied easily, making the application very simple. The scent is tropical and the tan is long-lasting. There is a bit of a smell hours later but it’s not horrific.
Infinity Sun Glow $28.00
Many celebrities like Jessica Alba enjoy using the Infinity Sun Glow product. Their product is now available to use at home with an aerosol that makes application easy.
We haven’t tried to product personally but might check it out.
Body Bling $42.00
Body Bling by celebrity makeup artist Scott Barnes is a sunless product used on the cast of “Dancing With the Stars”.
The bronzing moisturizer has a hint of shimmer and is used by celebrities such as Christina Aguilera, Gwen Stefani, and Jennifer Lopez.
Sun Laboratories Self Tanning Micro Mist Ultra Dark $17.00
Sun Laboratories has a sunless tanning lotion that’s quite good and has now released an Ultra Dark Spray.
Their product is similar to the more expensive St. Tropez tanner, but the smell hours later isn’t the best.
Banana Boat Summer Color Self-Tanning Lotion (Pack of 3) $20.00
This is a great self-tanner that can be purchased at your local Wal-Mart. The color is great, but we didn’t care for the smell after the tan developed. It’s still a great inexpensive option though!
We recommend exfoliating in the shower/bath before applying a sunless tanner for an even distribution of the product. Disposable gloves are also a huge help, unless you go with an easy-to-use spray.