Summer is here and the shine is on YOU!
That’s right, you’ve found the perfect summer maxi dress or that sexy bikini that fits like a second skin, but you still need the right makeup and healthful glow to go with your fashionable looks. After all, skin cancer isn’t sexy, and with the number of self-tanning lotions and bronzers out there on the market that are easy to apply, there’s no reason not to have a HEALTHY glow!
Here’s our favorite ways to get that golden girl glow without the streaks, splotches, and Trump-ian orange Cheeto color.
Life & Style After 40! Skincare + Tanning
HauteBronze Tan in a Mitt
The key to this one is all in the mitt! The mitt keeps the bronzer from getting too deep into the cracks and crevices of your hands and elbows. It’s recommended to exfoliate first, spread lightly with the mitt, and let dry.
Isle of Paradise
Glow Clear Self-Tanning Mousse- This one has color correcting technology to even your skin tone and give you a healthy glow!
The Organic Pharmacy
Honestly, organic and vegan self-tanner with staying power? I had my doubts, but gave this a try and fell in love. Not only do I feel better about using the products on my sensitive skin, but also the glow was amazing!
Jergens Natural Glow Wet Skin Moisturizer
At the top of the “drugstore bargain buys” list is this Jergens Glow Wet Skin Moisturizer. We love that you can rinse it off and go about your day feeling moisturized…and bronzed!
Coola Sunless Tan Luminizing Body Serum
There were a few things we just loved about this serum. First and foremost was the luxurious way my skin just soaked up the serum. I was hydrated and bronzed. Additionally, the luminizing ingredient gives you a golden glow that makes you shine from afar. When I used this self-tanning serum, I got complements. Just saying!
Self-Tan Purity Bronzing Water Face Mist
This is one of the better “water mist” type products that offers lightweight hydration but with serious tan results. The smell is heavenly and one of the best smelling tanners on the market!
St. Tropez Tanning Essentials
This is a lightweight mousse that applies evenly (although better with a mitt!) and leaves a lasting tan and no awful smell. While it doesn’t have a shimmer component, we were satisfied with the overall bronze level tan that lasted over a week.
Kate Somerville’s Somerville 360° Tanning Towelettes
These rate highly in my book for their portability. Don’t have time to fake tan before you leave for the weekend? Pop open a towelette from your luggage when you get to the hotel and swipe on that glow before dashing out for dinner. Great for traveling!
Tarte Brazilliance PLUS+ Self Tanner
This self tanner wins so many ways…it’s 100% vegan, hypoallergenic, and made with maracuja oil to hydrate and smooth skin. But possibly best of all is that it’s also one of the best at masking that gross chemical tanner smell.
Beauty by EarthSelf Tanner
We got turned onto this brand from Amazon. With thousands of awesome reviews we were sold enough to try it and we are glad we did. The Beauty by Earth “organic and natural” way wins the day!
Sol de Janeiro Glowmotions
Several scents in the Sol de Janiero have sold out within HOURS of debuting online for sale, and we found out it’s for a good reason. Not only do these products have heavenly scents, impart a deep but natural Rio tan, and hydrate like crazy, but they also give you a realistic shimmer that’s gorgeous!
Vita Liberata Body Blur Sunless Glow
A favorite of celebs, this product gives a flawless skin finish and hides appearance of imperfections while the self tan develops underneath the body makeup. Once showered, the “body makeup” part of the product is washed off, revealing a lasting tan.
Fenty Beauty Body Lava Body Luminizer
The product to end all products for body bronzers and it does look good on ANY shade. Good for face OR body, it flows on like lava and offers a pore minimizing glow. A FAV!