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Our very favorite self -tanners

It’s summer time and having a tan is at the top of our list. Who doesn’t love laying on the beach, basking in the sun, hearing the waves and walking on the beach feeling the sand beneath our feet? I  do! While we need the sun- it is one of the few sources of Vitamin D- it can also cause skin cancer. And I know that we probably don’t want that.

Don’t go rushing off to the tanning bed, either. That’s not  the answer. In fact tanning beds may contribute to skin cancer risk by 70%  according to a study by Yale School of Public Health.

What are some safe sunless tanning options? Let’s find out!

Self-tanners are probably the safest, although some contain chemicals that can penetrate your skin nonetheless. But since most of us want that healthy glow, we’ll go with the lesser of two evils.

Philosophy Here Comes The Sun self-tanner line has products for the body and face. The face tanner is oil-free so it won’t leave your face greasy. PLUS it has amino acids help with fine lines and wrinkles (yay) and gives you a natural, healthy glow without looking orange.

Another face self-tanner to try is Clarins Radiance Plus Golden Glow Cream-Gel. It is moisturizing, provides an even finish and spruces up the palest skin.

Are you at the age where you have to worry about wrinkles?  Well try the Sunsoak  Age Defying Self Tanner from Hydroxatone.  Hydroxatone specializes in anti-aging  technology.  So why not treat your skin to great nutrients and ingredients that prevent aging?  Kill two birds with one stone.

For those of us that try to avoid chemicals, try the Lavera Glow & Go Self Tanning Gel. Made with harmful ingredients it is safe for all skin types, even the most sensitive. It is infused with organic jojoba oil, calendula, aloe vera and rose water. These ingredients provide moisture to keep your skin glowing. Another plus? It smells great.

True Natural is another natural self-tanner product to try out. And it also happens to be vegan. This company is committed to making their product with zero chemicals, zero harmful ingredients and organic ingredients. With a fresh citrus scent, it is sure to be a winner in your skin care routine!

Bonus tips. When applying self-tanner to your face, make sure your skin is freshly washed and exfoliated. The self-tanner will appear streaky if you don’t do this and you don’t want that. Make  sure you reapply every 3-4 hours. It is self-tanner after all. Just like a real sun tan will fade over time, so too will a self-tanner.

Do you have a favorite self-tanner? Let us know how you achieve a healthy glow without orange consequences.

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Lauren Stewart
By: Lauren Stewart

Lauren Stewart is a freelancer writer from Michigan. She enjoys writing about beauty, health and fitness! She is passionate about learning new ways to take control of her health and wellness and is a makeup and skincare junkie! You can contact her by emailing