We’ll let you in on a little faux tanning secret: the trick to a seamless, natural and glowy self-tan all starts with the right products suited for different parts of the body. From the face, to the decolletage, to hard to reach areas, hands, feet and more, you want to make sure you’ve got it fully covered—literally! Because these different areas have different shapes and skin textures, it’s important to pick a user-friendly self-tanning formula for each to help avoid tanning mistakes or a blotchy finish. Anyone who’s made the mistake of not heeding this can attest that it absolutely matters. Ahead, we’ve rounded up the best L’Oréal Paris Sublime Bronze tanning options for every part of the body to perfect your at-home glow.
Make no mistake: you should avoid using non-comedogenic self-tanners on the face that aren’t face-friendly. Instead, opt for these fragrance-free facial drops that can be mixed into your moisturizer for a radiant glow. The drops also contain hyaluronic acid for long-lasting hydration, as well. Add 5-7 drops to a dime-size amount of your day time moisturizer for a sun-kissed glow, or apply before bed so you actually say, “I woke up like this!”
For Hard to Reach Areas: L’Oréal Paris Sublime Bronze Towelettes for Body
A faux-tan is most noticeable on areas like the back, by the under arms or behind the legs because — well — these places are tough to reach! Make your application smooth, seamless and easier by using tanning towelettes on these areas. They contain vitamin E and gentle AHAs to lightly exfoliate and will leave your skin looking bronzed and glowy.
For Hands and Feet: L’Oréal Paris Tinted Self Tanning Lotion
The hands and feet can often highlight tanning mistakes simply because there are a lot of creases and crevices that can be easily missed. A tanning lotion like this tinted option will actually mitigate this because it’s incredibly easy to apply. If you know how to moisturize your hands then you’ve pretty much got it down already. Simply pump it out onto the top of each hand and thoroughly massage until absorbed. After completely set, wash your hands to help get rid of excess product. We love this one too because it has a slight shimmer and is streak-free.
For Everywhere Else: L’Oréal Paris Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Water Mousse
For just about anywhere on the body — we’re talking legs, arms, shoulders, neck, you name it — this mousse is a must-try. Simply pump out the lightweight formula onto a mitt and gently rub it onto all areas of your skin for a completely even sunkissed finish. You can’t go wrong with this one which makes it a great option for anywhere below the neck.
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