Four Kinds to Try
There are many different types of formulas on the market. Here, a guide to the four most common:
Overnight. These lotions work while you sleep and intensify color overnight. Try Sun Tan Overnight Instant Self Tanning Lotion.
It delivers instant, medium-toned color that darkens with time.
Formulated with hazelnut, pecan oils, aloe and vitamin E, the lotion
infuses skin with extra hydration. Just smooth it evenly over your face
Airbrush. This is spa-quality color that's applied via professional airbrush in the comfort of your home. Try Luminess Complete Personal Airbrush Tanning System.
UV-free color at its best, the system does not dye your skin. It works with the amino acids in the top layer of your skin to produce a natural-looking tan that lasts up to 14 days. The tanning kit includes enough for 10 full body tans or 30 spot tans. It takes about 30 minutes to apply, but the results are worth the wait.
Towelettes. Each towelette is infused with a nonstreaking tanning formula, so all you need to do is swipe and let dry. Try ULTA Body Bronze Tinted Self-Tanning Towelettes.
These premoistened towelettes deliver a healthy glow with ease. Simply
wipe the towelette generously over the areas you want to tan. For
deeper color, let the first application thoroughly dry and then
Gradual. Essentially a moisturizer with just a hint of tint, this
type of tanner works slowly to build natural color the more you use it.
The results give you subtle color that looks natural. Try L'Oreal Body Expertise Sublime Glow Daily Moisturizer.
This luxe lotion is formulated with mango butter, sweet almond oil and
vitamin E to smooth, soften and revitalize skin for a healthy bronze
radiance. Light-capturing micropearls give your skin luminosity. Use it
after your shower, on dry skin, and then make sure the lotion is
completely dry before getting dressed.