Health & Beauty

5 Self-Tanners To Get Your Bronze On Ahead Of Summertime

May 6, 2024

Having those sun-kissed cheeks are right around the corner, but you can get a head start with a great self-tanner. They are designed to help you achieve a gradual blush while also supporting your overall skincare too. Don’t know where to start? Here are five self-tanners to give your springtime face a summertime glow. —Jennifer Cox

Achieve an effortless tan without the damage of UV rays with Bondi Sands Technocolor Collection ($35). Technocolor has been carefully curated through cutting-edge research, development, and laser skin analysis technology. It delivers results that are perfectly matched to every skin tone – just take their online quiz to find out which shade is best for you!

Glow Gradual Tanning Moisturizer from Luna Bronze ($68) is made from up to 98% certified organic, natural, and naturally derived ingredients. This gradual tanning lotion contains a natural tanning active plus a blend of ultra-hydrating and nourishing oils, providing a subtle, gradual tan that builds over time. It is gentle enough to be used every day and keeps skin smooth, supple, and glowing.

Saltyface’s Tanning Water ($48) feels like H2O and is super friendly to sensitive skin, giving you a real-looking tan that develops gradually and seamlessly. It is formulated with botanical extracts to hydrate skin for a pretty summer-like glow. The bottle comes with a dropper for application, and the mist top is sold separately.

The Self Tanning Mousse from Balibody ($42) allows you to achieve a flawless, streak-free tan every time. You’ll love the lightweight feel of this tanner along with the undeniable natural looking results. It’s enriched with a soothing blend of natural oils and antioxidants, perfect for sensitive skin.

For fuss-free application, there’s Coco & Eve’s Sunny Honey Bali Bronzing Set ($70). You’ll get a healthy-looking natural tan in just two hours and it can last up to two whole weeks. Antioxidants smooth skin and fight cellulite, while raw virgin coconut hydrates and firms skin. Plus, the soft tanning mitt and kabuki brush that come with it make it easy to put on evenly.


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