Pale skin may look good on a hot black dress, but will definitely not complement a wedding gown. Rather, not just a wedding gown, a pale skin doesn’t even allow pastel and light shades to look good on it. How many times have you wanted to try that beautiful olive green top but have been unable to do so because of your white complexion. Keeping the dressing sensibilities aside, don’t we all love that sun kissed glow on our skin. Everyone prefers wearing and even admiring a tan. Moreover, a dusky complexion not only makes you look attractive but also gives an illusion of more toned body parts which make you look even sexier. While many people actually spend time getting baked in the Sun to achieve that look, many prefer getting an artificial sun bath at an expensive salon. While all these measures are extremely effective, there might be a possibility that they could lead to skin damage, the affects of which are even long lasting and sometimes permanent. Hence, the best way to get a Sun tan is to try a lotion or gel packed in a bottle. Not only will this be effective but extremely safe too. Listed below are 10 best self tanners to get that perfectly tanned and beautifully glowing skin.
1. Guerlain Terracotta Spray
Price: $ 59
By the brand Guerlain, the Terracotta Spray, is an excellent way to get a temporary sun glow. It acts as a make up bronzer and a gentle spray at the same time. The technology used is same as the one used in a professional airbrush makeup application. The spray hits the skin as an ultra light mist. The best part about the spray is the homogeneity with which it evens out on the face, hence, covering each and every inch of the skin within seconds. No longer will you experience those extra ugly patches here and there which spoil the whole look of your tan. For those of you who want more, the spray is available in two shades. Each can provides 130 applications and also sun protection of SPF 10.
USP : It’s ability to provide homogeneity on application is the main reason it should form a part of your makeup kit.
- It is a temporary application thus can be removed at will.
- Acts as bronzer and spray at the same time.
- It has professional technology like airbrush makeup application.
2. St. Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Mousse
Description: St Topez is one of the economically priced, weightless, fast drying, mousse used for self tanning. The main feature of the product is that it creates a smooth and natural looking tan not just for the face but also other body parts. The tan works like this – It first deepens to give you that dark look and after a few hours fades evenly. As the brand name of St. Topez is well trusted, this spray is extremely safe to use over the entire body, even the face and comes in a very pleasant fragrance.
Dries out very quickly in no more than 60 seconds and later continues to darken over the next three hours.
- You can apply the cream quickly while rushing out of the house and can be assured that its affect will last for a good duration.
- The main ingredients of the mousse are Aloe leaf and AHA which give you an excellent, long lasting tan.
- Leaves no streaks on your face nor leaves any extra moisture giving a natural looking tan or enhancing your already sun-kissed texture.
This micro mist airbrush applies on your whole body like a professional mechanical airbrush. Moreover, as it sprays over the entire body you need not worry about rubbing it or applying it evenly. You can be sure that by the end of it you will have a sexy ‘just back from the beach’ tan. With this spray you can completely forget random streaks, missed spots and orange palms. It is oil free and its non-comedogenic properties help it to dry faster and even let your skin breathe. This spray is available in Deep tint and Medium tint.
The first thing thing you’ll notice about this product is the brand name of Neutrogena. Once you know that, you cannot question its effectiveness.
- Spreads all over the body like a fine mist and covers it evenly without any rub application.
- Can even reach the unreachable places in just one touch, even the back.
- Quickly dries off and doesn’t clog skin pores.
4. Clarins Instant Smooth Self Tanning
Known as the magic self tanner, this cream provides an instant glow to the skin and a subtle radiance too. The self tanner even dries off quickly giving your skin a completely natural and healthy glow. The main active ingredients of this mousse, are acacia micro-pearls which have a tendency to trap the moisture released by skin. Moreover, the ingredients further expand to fill in visible fine lines and pores. Another component DHA-erythrulose, is a self tanning active ingredient in itself.
This mousse with its silky and lightweight consistency, melts into the skin immediately providing perfect results.
- Smooths away all the ugly facial lines and the enlarged pores.
- The mousse works in a way that it illuminates the complexion in the beginning and later provides a healthy glow to the skin.
- On regular application, the tan intensifies to give a subtle yet natural looking color effect to your face.
5. Lancome Flash Bronzer Airbrush
This revolutionary applicator also uses the airbrush technology. The best part about these kind of sprays is that they can be applied at odd angles of the body and reach adequately to tan all areas. Now no longer will you observe those white patches at the back of your legs. Apply this cream for a perfect sit-at-home tan as it shows results in an hour.
This cream uses skin friendly ingredients and is even dermatological y tested to provide great results for a long lasting tan.
- This works as airbrush, hence, even reaches areas which are very difficult to reach.
- The airbrush gives out an ultra fine, steak free mist and provides your body an even and smooth tan.
- The tan looks completely natural so that the skin doesn’t feel patchy and streaked
6. Xen-Tan Deep Bronze Luxe
As the Xen-Tan Deep Bronze Luxe contains more DHA than Xen-Tan’s any other best-selling Deep Bronze products, this cream guarantees to offer outstanding results. This award winning cream helps you achieve a much deeper color just after a single application and assures it to last longer than any other cream or lotion available. The chemicals used in the cream not only give the skin that extra glow but also remember to treat it well. It gives you an instant and natural color which you’ll completely fall in love with. This cream is easy to apply, goes evenly on the body to wrap the body in a steak-free ultra sheer instant color. Moreover, the application of the cream gives you a confidence that lasts longer than that. Especially its pleasant vanilla fragrance wraps your body sun kissing it with luxury.
Voted the Best Ever Beauty Buy by Elle Beauty, this cream is the ultimate in self-tan indulgence.
- Comes in a larger pack hence giving you more tans in each purchase.
- There is extra Vitamin E, Green Tea and skin friendly anti-oxidants which nurture the skin by soothing, smoothing and nourishing it.
- The gorgeous glow provided by the cream lasts upto almost 7 days.
7. Anthony logistics self tanner
This healthy and youthful tanning cream, uses an excellent tanning formula which leaves your skin with a perfectly smooth and handsome glow. The magical tanning formula contains fruit acid extracts, peptides and green tea that erase the signs of aging and provide antioxidant protection. These all work together to give you a smoother, younger and beautiful glowing skin. The after effects of this cream will make you fall in love with your skin and flaunt it out to the whole world. For best results, apply this to your face and neck after cleansing and toning. Thoroughly wash your hands after applying it.
As this cream contains both natural and artificial ingredients, the double formula works together showing better results.
- This cream can not just be used on the face but also on the whole body and neck.
- Depending on how deep you want the tan to be, you can use this product daily or every alternate day.
8. Glitz sunless self tanner
This spray is extremely easy to apply and use and will give you one of the most wonderful effects you would have expected for your skin.The product gives your skin that soft instant golden glow and works quickly and effectively to make it all the more beautiful and radiating. The glow can develop into a deeper tan within two to four hours and can last even upto 7 days or longer at times.
The most unique feature of the Glitz sunless self tanner is its Playboy formula which assures that it won’t interfere with other natural ways or sun-bed ways of tanning.
- You can go ahead with your natural sun tanning mechanisms and apply this spray at the same time.
- This spray even works wonderfully for touch ups after salon spray applications, to be used as an after spray.
- This spray is tested and proven to provide results without having any side effects on the skin.
9. Dr. Denese Self Tanner
While till now you must have read about all the sun tanning products which provide you that extra glow without oiling your skin, here’s a change. Not only does Dr. Denese’s Glow Younger hydrate your skin while tanning it, but is also sunscreen free. So its literally Hello Sunshine! Dr. Denese’s Glow Younger’s clear self tanner gives your skin a natural looking bronze glow while making it look even better and healthier. Loaded with advanced peptide technology, this face and body tanner helps to hydrate and soften your skin to give it a natural and beautiful glow.
This is one cream which comes in a bottle but provides you the effects of a natural or sun-baked sun tan.
- Works to completely reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles which give your skin a premature aged look.
- The best thing about the cream is that it doesn’t take much time to show results. Within a few hours you can achieve that beautiful sun kissed look.
- Moreover, if you want a longer consistent look, reapply it every two to three days and get that amazing bronze shine for your skin on a more permanent basis.
10. Sublime Glow Daily Moisturize
Your very own trusted company L’oreal, goes ahead and introduces an amazing product to give your skin the tan glow it had been demanding for years now. As it is an extremely trusted yet an economical brand, a bottle of this product weighs reasonably on the pockets. The L’Oreal Sunless Sublime Glow Daily Moisturizer is filled with both natural and chemical ingredients. The cream is rich with essential ingredients like Mango Butter, Vitamin E and Sweet Almond Oil. These add a hint of color to your skin to flatten it out and enhance your original skin complexion. So if you always felt that there are no creams for your ultra fair complexion you need not worry any longer. This product will be one of the best investments in terms of your skin, which you must have made in a long while.
The lotion has natural skin tone enhancers which are specifically designed for fairer skin tones.
- Works well for people even with an ultra white complexion.
- Is filled with micro pearls which capture light and emphasize your body’s natural color to give the skin a smooth and subtle radiance.