Self-tanning can be terrifying – after all, we’ve heard the scary stories of streaking, blotchy results, and the awful smell that just never seems to go away. But the new generation of self-tanners help build a gorgeous glow gradually and with much less drama. Plus, it evens out skin tone, which is always helpful when you’re starting to think about that bathing suit lurking in your drawer.
Neutrogena’s Build-a-Tan is a lightly scented and lightly tinted formula to help with even application. Apply daily and watch your tan gradually develop. Best part? Dry in five minutes – no hanging around waiting for your smelly tanner to sink in. $9.99.
Sublime Glow not only brings an even gradual tan to the table, but has a nice shimmering formula that helps make skin look gorgeous from the very first application. Used daily, Sublime Glow keeps your tan looking natural. $11.07.
Coppertone’s Gradual Tan helps build a gorgeous glow and has the extra added benefit of being non-comedogenic, meaning it won’t clog any pores, which is great for those who are trying to keep the back skin free of breakouts. $9.49.
Pick up any of these easy to use tanning products at drugstore.com.