Best for all over self-tanning
“Exposure to the sun’s UV rays can cause your skin to age prematurely, leading to a loss of collagen as well as age spots and wrinkles,” says Jamie Greenberg, makeup artist and self-tanning expert. Instead of lying out in the sun, opt for a self-tanning lotion that gets you all of the glowy goodness with none of the side effects. Greenberg recommends Versa Spa Gradual Tanning Spa Butter. It has the whipped butter texture that we love in a lotion, while getting your skin up to its deepest bronze in a week’s time. Tan-Luxe The Butter, another rich-textured lotion that you’ll savor slathering on your skin, will keep your skin dewy and golden without these weird things the sun does to your body.
Best for self-tanning in a hurry
No time to add another step to your morning routine? Try Jergens Natural Glow Wet Skin Moisturizer, which you can use right in the shower. Simply rub onto damp skin post-shower in place of your regular moisturizer. You’ll save time all while looking like you just had a week off.