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The fall is officially here and that means we are spending less time at the beach but that doesn’t mean you can’t maintain a healthy glow all season long.
With less time spent in the sun, a lot of people aren’t ready to give up their summer glow — but it’s important to get your glow in a safe way. This is exactly what self-tanning products are for, but some of them can leave you with a sticky, streaky, smelly mess if you aren’t careful with picking your products.
From lotions to creams to sprays to mouses and even wipes, there are so many products to choose from that have a pleasant scent — or no scent at all.
Summer nights may have faded away, but that doesn’t mean your tan needs to. Here are 9 of the best self-tanning products that won’t have you regretting your decision to keep your glow.
This product from Bondi Sands is a self-tanning foam enriched with argan oil and infused with the scent of coconut. This hydrating self-tanning foam will develop into a golden tan that is touch dry in seconds.
SHOP IT: Shoppers Drug Mart, $35
Coola’s sunless tan dry oil mist delivers a natural-looking, buildable radiance that lasts up to three days so it’s perfect for short-term use. If you want to create a tan, dewy look ahead of a wedding, this is the product for that.
This product is fast-drying, streak-free, transfer-free and has an antioxidant-rich golden blend of argan oil, vitamin C, hibiscus, and chamomile extract. It’s also infused with a natural pina-coco scent to cover that self-tan aroma nobody wants to be around. It’s also eco-certified, non-GMO, vegan and cruelty-free.
SHOP IT: Sephora, $70
You can give your legs a makeover and turn yourself into a tanned goddess with Sally Hansen’s Airbrush Legs. This lightweight leg makeup product promises a streak-free application and is enriched with Palmaria extract. It enhances coverage of freckles, veins and imperfections so that your legs can look and feel silky smooth.
The Airbrush Legs Lotion comes in four different shades and is water and transfer-resistant.
SHOP IT: Walmart, $15
Erase your self-tan build up in seconds with Self Made Tanning’s tan eraser, The Reset. This pH balancing 2 in 1 cleanser and primer will make your tan last longer and look more natural.
The tan eraser will latch onto dirt, oils and your old self-tan product and gently remove them. It will leave your skin with a hydrated, conditioning finish. Use The Reset at least seven days after applying your initial self-tanning product to remove the build-up. It only takes five minutes to wash off.
SHOP IT: Self Made Tanning, $40
Bondi Sands’ One Hour Express self-tanning foam will give your skin a glow in just one hour. This light whipped formula is enriched with hydrating properties and most importantly, a quick-dry solution. It’s infused with a scent of coconut to make sure that your skin is smelling great and it will leave your skin glowing.
SHOP IT: Shoppers Drug Mart, $40
St. Moriz Instant Self Tanning Mousse has been specially developed with ingredients that help to create an instant bronzing effect and promises to provide you with a perfect, professional looking tan. It’s fast drying and streak free which is everything you need in an instant tanning mousse.
SHOP IT: Amazon, $18
Josie Maran’s Argan Liquid Gold Self-Tanning Oil comes in three different scents, including hippie beach, vanilla apricot and juicy mango. It is a quick-absorbing, hydrating self-tanning body oil that’s infused with 100 per cent pure argan oil, coconut water and aloe.
This product will develop into a medium tan after four to eight hours and each bottle comes with a plush mitt to ensure a streak-free application.
SHOP IT: Sephora, $52
The name of b.tan’s Fake It Till You Make It self tan mousse says it all. Apply this mousse and wait at least one hour before you shower. Many people who have purchased this product on Amazon said that it has little to no smell at all.
The product description says that b.tan’s products have “no gross tan smell.”
SHOP IT: Amazon, $20
Self Made Tanning’s The Glow Up gradual tan will keep that glow going. Its formulation gives an enhancement of colour within several days so you can stay in control of the colour with how much you apply.
This lightweight product is enriched with jojoba oil, avocado oil and coconut oil to hydrate your skin while boosting your tan one application at a time. It also has no tint and is safe and gentle for the face. The Glow Up is designed to develop into a tan after daily use gradually.
SHOP IT: Self Made Tanning, $40