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Best Self-Tanners for a Natural Look

By New You Editorial
Posted On Jul 28, 2014

Best Self Tanners Summer 2014

Although I embrace my pale complexion, a small part of me yearns for a tan—especially in the summer. Unfortunately, the “natural” suntan that most people get is not possible with my skin type. Not only does the sun’s UV rays damage my skin; it also instantly burns rather than tans my skin. So, I decided to research the best natural-looking self-tanners. I am so excited to share my two favorites with you!.

Suntegrity 5 in 1 Natural Self-Tanner

Suntegrity 5 in 1 Natural Self Tanner blends flawlessly with my skin and smells delicious due to its coconut scent. The formula also infuses botanical extracts, organic oils, and vitamin E to nourish and hydrate the skin. The product lasted a few days before I needed to reapply.

PROS: Leaves skin soft and smooth, smells delicious, color lasts.

CONS: Does not contain SPF.

HOW TO BUY: $36, suntegrityskincare.com

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Vita Liberata Rapid Tan Mousse

The name speaks for itself. This self-tanning foam causes a visible change in skin tone within 30 minutes!  This unique product also allows the user to select her desired shade. Based on preference, the product recommends showering one, two, or three hours after application. I selected the lightest shade, and followed the instructions to shower one hour later. I was very happy with my SUNKISSED glow!

PROS: Tanning mitt included, odorless, fades well

CONS: Pricey, stains clothes (oops!)

HOW TO BUY: $43, available at Sephora/Sephora.com

– Jessica Boden, a fair-skin redhead searching for that perfect foundation