Now real talk moment:I cannot tan. Or, at least, I shouldn’t tan. Whenever I have gotten a great tan “naturally” it usually means that I’ve actually gotten burned, then freckled, then burned again, and then it fades into a tan. So, as you can see – that’s a dangerous, and frankly reckless, way to achieve a summery bronze. Once upon a time, I loved to sit out in the sun, now I like to sit in the shade, slather on sunscreen, and dream about my next multi-masking session to target any new and unwanted wrinkles.
Best Bronzers and Self Tanners
My Favourite Products to Achieve a Perfect Summer Bronze
As I mentioned in my latest Sun-less Tanning routine, I am obsessed with the St Tropez Water Mousse, and St Tropez Water Mist. The St Tropez Mousse is lightweight and non-sticky which makes it a great option to apply in the AM, go about your day, and have a great bronze by evening. The mousse develops over 8 hours, and while it gives a deep tan, it doesn’t make you look unnatural or orange. I’ve been so impressed with the golden tone it has, and how easily it is to apply. While I have had a few streaks with this product (mainly around my arms – a typical spot for me to get a streak or two – what’s with that, by the way?) I have found that using a bit of coconut oil on a cloth helps to easy soften those lines so they appear less obvious. The mist is legit one of my favourite things ever. It’s super fine, lightweight, and gradual, so you won’t often experience streaks, and your skin never feels sticky or tacky. I also really love using the mist on my back when I feel like my mousse application may have been a bit streaky. I’ve found it really helps soften the overall look of the tan and make it appear evener.