9 Sunless Tanners for Your Best Summer Faux Glow
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A favorite of the ones we tested, this fast-acting gel delivers deep, even results, with no streaking or blotchiness.
This tanner protects from the sun with an SPF of 30, while delivering a subtle glow.
Our perennial drugstore favorite year after year, Jergens somehow got better this season, eliminating the self-tanner smell altogether. This firming version comes in especially handy during swimsuit season.
Tanning mousse is super easy (and fun) to apply, and this lightweight formula delivers an even, streak-free tan.
A new personal favorite of one of our StyleList editors, these tanning towelettes are simple to master (simply rub in circles where you'd like the tanner to go) and easy to pack on the fly. For best results, exfoliate first using a scrub like the Kate Somerville Exfolikate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment for Body
The best thing about this tanner is its' moisturizing properties -- no dry skin here!
Sprays can be tricky, but this one is tinted so you know just where you're applying.
It's no wonder this matte gel is a favorite of celebrities like Blake Lively and Victoria Beckham. Don't freak out at the dark bronze color coming out of the tube -- we promise your legs will be perfectly golden with zero streaks.
This heavenly formula contains just a hint of DHA, imparting a natural glow while extending the life of your existing tan.
With summer just around the corner, we're ready to give our dull and tired winter skin a pick-me-up. More specifically, it's time to start investing in our summer faux glows.
If you're afraid of self-tanners, we don't blame you. Remember that scene with Justin Long in Going the Distance
? "Tastes bad...tastes like poison!" Yep, we've been there.
Everyone's had their fair share of self-tanner mishaps, which is why this year, we decided to do the testing for you, and find the best products (some brand new, some tried and true) that will help you achieve the golden goddess look you're going for.
Click through the gallery to see the nine self-tanners that will see your bronzed self through til summer's end.
From gels and creams to sprays and towelettes, there's something for everyone!