Your Perfect Summer Glow

There are two ways to go with DIY tans, each with distinct advantages. We’re here to make the whole decision process easier.

You’re a self-tanner person if you:

- Want the color to last longer. Some of our favorite formulas will keep you covered for five days.
-Wear lots of white; self-tanner is more transfer-resistant than bronzer.
-Are doing your entire body – if you are going to all that trouble, it’s really not that much more effort.
-Think there’s even the faintest possibility of rain, getting splashed by the pool, etc.

Products we love:

Mousse: Clarins Delectable Self Tanning Mousse SPF15, $42,
Jergens Natural Glow Healthy Complexion Daily Facial Moisturizer, $9, drugstores
Lavera Self-Tanning Lotion, $25,
L’oreal Paris Sublime Bronze Pro Perfect Airbrush Self-Tanning Mist, $10, drugstores
Hawaiian Tropic Island Radiance Crème Lotion Self Tanner, $9, drugstores

You’re a bronzer person if you:

- Require instant results. As in, “Oh, this skirt makes my legs look too pale.” (Precisely why many of us keep a tube in our desk drawers.)
- Find the idea of being able to wash something off essential.
- Are a true beginner and thus nervous about the streaking potential of self-tanners.
- Want to be able to customize your shade – or aren’t sure what intensity your need.

Products we love:

Liquid: Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Luminous Liquid Bronzer, $29,
Dr. Hauschka Summer Impressions Bronzing Fluid, $37,
Victoria’s Secret Sun Dust Bronze Shimmer Body Powder, $12,
Tarte Glam Gams Bronzing Leg Stick, $30,

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