The best self-tanning lotion is based on personal preference, price point and the desired outcome. Lotions go on smoothly and can last longer than sprays. Gels are less sticky and dry faster. Mousses are best for oily skin, but they can fade unevenly.Know More
Makeup artists and other self-tanning experts recommend Jergen’s Natural Glow, Sephora’s Body Intense Moisturizing Bronzing Lotion, Clarins Intense Bronze Self-Tanning Tint for Face and Decollete, Clarins “Delicious” Self-Tanning Cream and Victoria’s Secret Bare Bronze self-tanner collection. Dior and Estee Lauder are other highly praised brands for self-tanners.
O Magazine’s 2012 list of the best new self-tanners includes Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Glow Pad for Body, Sephora Moisturizing Bronzing Body Lotion, Kate Somerville Somerville 360 Face Self Tanning Pads, L’Oreal Paris Sublime Bronze Clear Self-Tanning Gel, Rodial Brazilian Tan Dark, Xen-Tan Blending Balm and Philosophy Here Comes the Sun Age-Defense Gradual Glow Self-Tanner for Face.Learn more about Tanning
Indoor tanning lotion does expire, and most brands have an expiration date printed on them. The lotion should be used within 1 year of purchase if no date is available.Full Answer >
Indoor tanning lotions that consistently top sales lists and get good reviews include Black 20x and Luminary, both from Designer Skin. Another good indoor tanning lotion with good reviews is Smoke Black made by Supre. Phoenician from Designer Skin is an indoor tanning lotion for people with fair skin.Full Answer >
Some quality self-tanning lotions include L'Oreal Sublime Bronze, Clinique Self Sun, Equate Beauty and St. Tropez Self Tan, according to Consumer Reports. Self-tanners are chemicals that produce amino acids. These acids darken the top layers of the skin.Full Answer >
The best way to lie in a tanning bad is on one's back, with the canopy closed, and the face positioned directly beneath the bulbs. Periodic repositioning helps ensure an even tan.Full Answer >