Winter is upon us and that means we’re spending less time outside in the sunshine and more time indoors, comfy and cozy under piles of blankets. Since our skin isn’t being exposed to those warm sunny rays, we lose that tan healthy glow that we enjoyed all summer long. The good news is, self tanning lotion is an excellent way to keep your skin from looking too pale.

Self tanning lotion used to have a reputation of turning your skin yellow and looking unnatural. Thankfully, times have changed! These days, many of them truly look like a real tan, and no one would now you’d just applied it at home on your own! It’s really important to know which brands are trustworthy and will give you the best results. We here at All Salon Prices have done our research so that you don’t have to!

Best Self Tanning Lotions

L’Oreal Tan Towels

L’Oreal Paris Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Body Towelettes are one of our favorites! They come in small plastic packages, making them great to stash in your purse or throw in your luggage when you’re headed away for a weekend. You can apply these by just rubbing on your skin as you would a normal towelette.

Designed to be streak-free, you don’t have to worry about having obvious lines. Apply an equal amount of pressure to all areas when you’re applying them. These towelettes are designed to make your skin 1-2 shades darker, depending on how hard you press when applying to your skin.

Jergens Tanning Lotion

Jergens products are beloved because they nourish your skin and produce excellent results. The Jergens Natural Glow Firming Moisturizer is no exception. This product is designed to be used on a daily basis, gradually darkening your skin after about 7 consecutive days of use.

One of the best things about this self tanner is it’s packed full of Vitamin E which is proven to keep your skin soft and hydrated, preventing the development of wrinkles over time. There’s no chemically-odor like you often find in self tanners. This has also been clinically proven to reduce the appearance of cellulite after just a few days of use. You won’t get a super dark tan with this, but you’ll notice after a few days of use that your skin has that “healthy glow” that we all love.

Sephora Self Tanner

We absolutely love Sephora products, and the Sephora Collection Tinted Self-Tanning Body Mist is no exception! This stuff is amazing. It comes with a spray nozzle, making it easy to apply all over your body and achieve a natural, even looking tan.

If you have sensitive skin, this is a great choice for you. It’s made with glycerine, which is dermatologist approved. It’s paraben-free, and made of ingredients that will help to build healthy skin for you, instead of causing harm with bad chemicals.

Be sure to hold the can back from your skin at least 3-4 inches so that it can cover a large area and you can avoid streaking. Allow it to dry for a few minutes before putting clothing on the area in order to avoid marks or lines.

If you want to add a little sunshine glow to your skin this winter, these products will get you there! Be sure to test them out slowly, making sure your skin agrees with them, before applying to your entire body. Self tanning lotion is a great way to achieve that beautiful glow without risking any sort of harmful damage to your skin that can be caused by the sun or tanning beds. Happy safe tanning!

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