Sunless tanners have come a long way in the past decade, and thankfully, gone are the days of looking like an oompa loompa. With the right product and proper application, you can turn into a golden goddess instead.
The challenge with finding a great self tanner is that most of them contain a chemical called DHA (Dihydroxyacetone). Also known as glycerone, it is a colorless chemical that’s responsible for darkening dead skin. It can damage your cells and DNA, and should be avoided. Since DHA generally creates a deep, dark tint; quality products sans DHA tend to result in a more natural glow.
Check out some of our favorite products to give you a worry-free, bronzed, beach look:
By far one of the most popular products on the market right now, The Organic Pharmacy’s Self Tan offers a uniform tan safe for sensitive skin.
If you’re looking for no streaking and to avoid breakouts, this could be the right choice for you. It doesn’t provide a super dark tan, but offers an amazing hint of color that’s perfect for a natural look.
If you are looking for that deep, rich tan, you’ve found your match. This mousse is organic with a chocolate scent, leaving you smelling sweet and looking sun kissed.
This self-tanner is perfect for flawless legs and arms, and washes right off when you jump in the shower. Available in 3 shades.
Coola’s dry oil mist gives a healthy glow that lasts up to 3 days, and pairs perfectly with their face serum.
If you’re looking for a hint of a glow but something that can also be built up, this tanning oil is a great option. It uses vegetable DHA, and offers a natural look that’s available in a multitude of delicious scents.
If you’re a girl on the go, and looking for something quick and easy to throw in your makeup bag, a bronzer stick could be the perfect solution. This product turns from cream to powder and helps correct redness.
Whether you’re looking for an all over glow, a deep vacay tan, or just a hint of bronze, there’s a Doe approved product to fit the bill. We all know that UV rays lead to wrinkles, sun spots, and even severe burns, so save your skin with some self tanner this summer.
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