While many people are out bathing in the sun all day, there are those who are still nervous to try self tanners. However, exposure to the sun’s powerful UVA and UVB rays can harm your skin and lead to complications such as a nasty sunburn, or the increased risk of skin cancer. Since it’s always en vogue to look like you have just returned from vacation or that you have been tanning poolside, an effective and safe self tanner is surely the way to fake a glow. In fact, many self tanners these days also offer skin care benefits, which are said to smooth and soften the skin. As you perfect your glowing skin this August, consider adding these five options to your beauty bag.
Kiehls Sun-Free Self-Tanning Formula, $31: This self tanning formula which was created for all skin types is said to glide on quite smoothly for a long-lasting and natural looking colour. The product claims to begin its tanning action within an hour of application to the body.
Dior Bronze Self-Tanner Natural Glow Body, $47: Created to radiate skin, this tinted-gel cream is said to recreate sun-kissed skin in less than an hour as it protects the skin from harmful radicals. With it’s “pH Bronze Perfect” complex, it is said to develop a glowing tan which is long-lasting and evenly applied throughout the skin.
Clarins Intense Bronze Self Tanning Tint, $50: This self tanning tint is said to create a tropical looking tan for almost any skin tone. The liquid product claims to be spread on the body in a streak-free manner. The intense bronze self tanner is said to keep skin soft and develop a luscious tan within hours.
St. Tropez Tanning Essentials Self Tan Express Bronzing Mousse, $54: This bronzing mousse is made from St. Tropez’s most advanced formula creating a healthy looking tan that lasts for many days. The easy to apply, quick-drying mousse is claims to be made for customers to choose their tan from a light glow to a deep and dark coloured tan. It also features a new fragrance.
Guerlain Terracotta Sunless Self-Tanning Gel, $75: This two in one tinted gel works as a moisturizer as well as offering the illusion of a self tanner. Filled with organic Argan oil, the product is said to be visible after one hour of application and claims to last up to four days.