We all want to look tanned and bronzed like Kim Kardashian, but the queen herself was not born with it! She uses self-tanning methods to achieve the glow, and so can you. Instead of soaking in the sun and risking skin damage and cancer (as we all know how harsh the sun can be), you can get the look in the comfort of your own home. Here are six of the best self-tan products to help you get that sunless glow:
But first: here’s how to choose the right self-tan for your skin tone
When self-tanning gained immense popularity in the 2000s, some celebrities took tanning to the extreme and ended up orange. Knowing your skin tone and selecting the right formula for your complexion, is the first step to achieving the perfect sunless glow (from fair to dark). The product usually includes a chart on the box that will help you choose the right product formula to match your skin tone. Most self-tanning products will also indicate that you can leave on the product for a few minutes longer if you want to achieve a darker tan.
1. Caribbean Tan Darkening Drops
This is the ideal product if you want a really dark tan! You can add these pure pigment darkening drops to your tanning lotion – it works best with the Caribbean Tan Shimmer Cream to achieve the ultimate glamorous glow.
2. Caribbean Tan Shimmer Cream
3. Australian Gold Dark Tanning Accelerator Lotion
Made with native Australian oils and vitamin E, this perfect exotic blend allows your natural pigmentation to tan as fast as possible. The product will keep your skin hydrated, and the tropical scent is pleasant too.
4. Le Tan Self Tanning Lotion
Unleash a beautiful natural tan in less than one hour. Le Tan Self Tanning Lotion is made with coconut water and will hydrate your skin as you tan. If you want a darker and more intense colour, wait 30 minutes and reapply the product.
5. Skinny Tan Tan & Tone Oil
Skinny Tan & Tone Oil will give you an instant bronze glow and natural tanned look. The product is produced with hydrating oils, skin-smoothing ingredients and Guarana berries to promote firmness.
6. Clarins Self Tanning Milky-Lotion
This 24-hour hydrating tanning lotion from Clarins will melt on your skin and give you the bronzed effect you want. It’s made with aloe vera and has hydrating properties to leave your skin smooth and silky.
And in case you’ve been in the sun too much, try these products:
1. Lush Fomo Jelly Face Mask
Have you spent too much time having fun in the sun, leaving you with skin that is burnt, damaged and dehydrated? Heal your skin by applying the Lush Fomo Jelly Face Mask, enriched with calming calamine that will bring an immediate cooling effect to your skin. The soothing Rose ingredient and neroli will instantly lift your skin’s mood, leaving you with happy skin!
2. Piz Buin After Sun Soothing & Cooling Moisturising Lotion
Made with aloe vera and mint extract, this 24-hour moisturising lotion offers immediate and lasting cooling effects. Happy self-tanning!