These Self-Tanners Will Trick People Into Thinking You Just Got Back From Vacation

Admit it: Nothing makes you feel more confident about not being remotely close to your #SummerBodGoals than having a great tan. It not only makes you look racially ambiguous enough for a guy to question where you’re from, but coincidentally, it makes you look skinnier too. Like, TYSM. There must be someone looking out for us lazy bitches. Although your oasis aka the tanning salon will always be there, these few months give your bank account a slight break so you can work on your tan under the actual sun—as opposed to the UV-ABC shit.

Whatever, both are equally bad for our skin and like, give us skin cancer, but guess what. You best believe we’re going to use sunscreen because we’re still going fucking tanning, so either way, we still suck. However, you can’t hit the beach without the best tanning oils so, even if you lie to me, just pretend like you’re going to take my advice and use these. And yes, whether you’re lazy AF or just have a life (must be nice, remind me what that is again), I’ve also found some fab self-tanners you can use at home.

For Outdoor Tanning, Use…

1. Sun Oil 15 SPF Moroccanoil

This spray is like, a necessity if you plan on laying out in the sun. Spray all over for max results and it not only speeds up your tanning process, but it also provides sun protection because the sun can be rude AF. It smells good and it’s even water-resistant for over an hour after use if you decide to take a dip. You’ll def see a difference by the time you leave the beach.

2. Australian Gold Cheeky Brown Accelerator

Infused with natural bronzers and a boat load of healthy shit, this tanning lotion will give you a streak-free gorg golden shade while moisturizing your skin as you roast under the sun. Ingredients include aloe vera and several vitamins that prevent wrinkles because like, fucking ew. Unfortunately, we can’t have it all so you’ll have to use some sunscreen with this.

3. Hawaiian Tropic Dark Tanning Oil

Those that swear by this (so like, me), know that this is seriously one of the best. They’ve been around for like, ever, but there’s a reason why they’re so good. This will give you a perf glow, make your skin softer than it’s ever been, and have you smelling like paradise even if you’re just laying in your backyard. There’s a catch with this one, too—use with sunscreen if you plan on being under the sun long so you don’t get a nasty sunburn.

For Indoor Tanning, Use…

1. Sephora Collection Tinted Self-Tanning Body Mist

If you have a summer wedding or IDK, a hot date to go to, spray this on beforehand. This gives your skin amaze results in honestly just a few minutes after use—this time I swear I’m not exaggerating. The tanner provides the most natural-looking tan so you basically don’t look like a fucking Cheeto. So, like this:

It’s streak- and stain-free so yeah, this shit is that good.

2. St. Tropez Self Tan Dark Bronzing Mousse

If you really want to make your pale friends jealous, this is what you need. Being that the Kardashians use their products, idk how else to convince you that this works like you wouldn’t believe. This dark bronzing mousse is designed you give you a deep, dark tan based on your own skin tone so you don’t look ridiculous. After applying, wait up to eight hours before showering to get a dark enough shade to convince everyone you stayed on islands all summer.

3. Tarte Glow With The Faux Foaming Self-Tanner with Mitt

For all you self-tanning noobs (okay, I haven’t use that word since the fifth grade so let’s move along), this self-tanner comes with the whole package. Whether you’re ghostly looking or have been wanting to try a self-tanner because fuck the sun sometimes, this gives you the rich bronze shade you’re looking for ASAP. It’s free of oil and fragrance, and even comes with a mitt applicator so you don’t look diseased streaky.


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