sun care and self tanning 10 Self-Tanner Tips to Help You Get a Golden Glow Year-Round

Get your glow on without the UV damage.

May 18, 2022
Self Tanner Hacks

It may seem counterintuitive to consider using self-tanner for a gorgeous glow as summer nears, but it may actually be the better way to tan. No matter the season, the best self-tanner can help you achieve that sun-kissed look but without the UV damage you get from baking in the actual sun. 


Of course, applying self-tanner can be easier said than done — especially if you’re new to it. There’s always the risk of streaks, uneven color and orange palms. That’s why we’re sharing a few tips on how to apply self-tanner so you can achieve that bronzed beauty glow seamlessly. With these tips and tricks in your arsenal, soon enough self-tanning will just be another step in your skin care routine.


1.  Choose the Right Self-Tanner for You

Start by choosing a self-tanner that best suits your needs. Self-tanners come in a variety of forms such as sprays, towelettes, gels, foams, wash-off formulas, gradual lotions, and more. Do a little research to find the self-tanner formula that you feel most comfortable using. It may very well come down to how you like to apply your skin care products and which consistencies you prefer.


If you want to test out a few self-tanners to see what works best for you, take your pick from these self-tanner favorites. 


L’Oréal Paris Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Facial Drops, Fragrance-Free

These self-tanning drops for the face can be mixed into your moisturizer for a glow that takes very little work.


L’Oréal Paris Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Facial Water Mist, Vitamin E

Also for the face, this water-based tanning mist applies no prep and instantly gives your skin a dewy and refreshed look. 


L’Oréal Paris Sublime Bronze Glow Daily Moisturizer Natural Skin Tone Enhancer

This self-tanning lotion for your body gives the skin a subtle, natural-looking glow that you can maintain with daily use.


L’Oréal Paris Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Water Mousse

For a tan that develops gradually but has a long-lasting finish, reach for this foamy self-tanner infused with vitamin E and coconut water.


L’Oréal Paris Sublime Bronze Towelettes for Body

These tanning towelettes are perfect for anyone who needs to tan on the go or for those who pack a very light makeup bag


L’Oréal Paris Sublime Bronze ProPerfect Salon Airbrush Self-Tanning Mist

If you love the idea of a spray tan, opt for this self-tanner spray with a wide applicator nozzle to help you get an even, streak-free result.