The Best Self-Tanning Products for Summer

Hot girl summer is in full swing! That means jet-setting to tropical destinations, getting your workout routine in check, and of course, wearing your all-time favorite swimsuits. Maybe it’s the former college cheerleader in me speaking, but I’m a firm believer that you’re never fully dressed without a tan. The good news is that you don’t even need the sun to get one.

I love a good airbrushed spray tan, but I’m on a freelance writer’s budget and I can’t be spending $50 per week on a professional treatment. If you’re looking to get that effortless sun-kissed glow without making a huge dent in your wallet (and your anti-aging regimen) then check out the must-have products below. I’m sharing the best self-tanners to help you stay bronzed all season long.

SORELLA BODY Luxury Bronzing Mousse $35

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SORELLA is my latest self-tanning discovery, and I am loving it! You know I’m all about supporting small businesses, and this sister-owned brand is a must-try. It offers vegan, organic, and naturally derived skincare and self-tanning products, which is what initially attracted me to this brand. My personal favorite is the Luxury Bronzing Mousse because it gives me a natural-looking tan that I can feel good about! Use code CHLOE15 for 15% off.

Isle of Paradise Self-Tanning Drops $29

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I’m obsessed with these self-tanning drops because they’re so easy to bring with you on all of your summer vacays! Just add a few drops of the serum into your daily moisturizer to create a custom glow. It’s gentle on all skin types, and it uses only clean vegan ingredients.

TAN-LUXE The Gradual Illuminating Tan Lotion $33

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It’s the summer of making plans and doing everything we missed out on in 2020! If you want to keep your tan going strong for all of the fun to be had this season, use the Tan-Luxe gradual tanning lotion. It delivers a subtle tan over time without drying out your skin.

Coola Organic Sunless Tan Anti-Aging Serum $54

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Getting a tan while fighting off fine lines and wrinkles at the same time? Yes, please! This lightweight, gradual sunless-tan face serum is infused with a blend of argan oil, hyaluronic acid, and plant cell cultures for smooth, luminescent skin.

St. Tropez Self Tan Classic Bronzing Mousse $32

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There’s a reason this is a fan-favorite product. I swear by everything St. Tropez, especially their classic bronzing mousse. If I have an event coming up, I’ll apply this the night before. There’s nothing better than waking up the next morning with a smooth bronze. It gives me an instant confidence boost every time!

What are your go-to self-tanning products? Let me know in the comments below! 

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