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Get that summer bronze with these top self-tanners!

It’s almost Fall time again, which means it’s time to put away the neon colored bikinis and tanning oils – depressing, I know! I think I just teared a little. What’s even worse is that unfortunately, many of us with full time jobs missed out on soaking up the sun during the summer because we were stuck in the office merely day dreaming of laying out with a frozen cocktail in our hands and checking out those cute lifeguards – (I KNOW you’ve seriously contemplated pretending to drown so you can get “saved,” but don’t worry, your secret is safe with me!)

Thankfully, now-a-days, a girl has back up options to transform that dull white winter skin into a glowing summer bronze. For those of you who, like me, missed out on some fun in the sun and didn’t have countless hours to lie out trying to get a natural tan, below are my favorite sunless tanning products in the market – tried and true!


Miracle Skin Transformer

This high performance body treatment doesn’t just give you a streak free tan, but it also enhances your skin’s strength and resilience for a firmer, more flawless finish. My favorite part about this product is that it actually moisturizes your skin, unlike other tanning products, and it also contains SPF 20! I mean, what else could a girl need?!

St. Tropez Bronzing Mousee ($40 for 8 oz.) or ($30 for 4 oz.)

This self-tanner is my absolute favorite! St. Tropez products provide the ultimate brown tan, so it won’t leave you looking like an oompa loompa. The color is fast drying and instant, so you can see where the color goes and won’t be left with streaks or an uneven tan. It is also safe enough to use on your face, which is an absolute must!

Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs in Deep Glow ($12)

Although this is considered to be more of a leg makeup than a self-tanner, this is an absolute MUST HAVE for every woman! I’m not the only one that swears by this product – it is a favorite of many celebrities and make-up artists as well! This product covers up any imperfections you may have on your legs, leaving them looking tan, slimmer, and more gorgeous than ever before. Not only can you use it to cover up any bruises, but you can also use it to cover up streaks from other self-tanning products. It is also extremely affordable and lasts quite a while, so it’s perfect for your body and wallet!

Hydroxatone Sunsoak Age-Defying Self Tanner ($30)

I love this product because it builds a natural, sun-kissed tan without leaving you feeling greasy like other products. Not only does it give you an amazing glow, but it also fights the signs of aging and diminishes the appearance of wrinkles. I use this product even though I’m only in my early 20s because I always feel like people workout to avoid getting fat, so why not start using anti-aging products while I’m young so I can avoid wrinkles until the last possible moment?

Clarins Self Tanning Instant Gel ($34)

Compared to most other formulas, Clarins dries more quickly and doesn’t feel as sticky. Although it is colorless when you apply it, you still get an even, non-streaky, tan that will last more than a week!

As with any self-tanner, make sure you shave and exfoliate right before you apply the product to get the best results.

Happy tanning!


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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