5 Best Self Tanner Lotions

5 Best Self Tanner Lotions

After 16 hours of research evaluating 110 products, we picked Fake Bake Flawless Self Tanner as our top choice.

It's true, a good tan makes everything look better. However, we're all aware of the dangers of tanning beds and too much sun exposure. According to the CDC, exposure to UV rays while tanning can cause skin cancers including melanoma. Scary stuff, right? But that doesn't mean you have to be pale forever. Thanks to self-tanners, you can get that gorgeous glow all-year-long. Basically, self-tanners are miracles in a bottle. 

You might be wondering: What is self-tanner? 

Self-tanner is applied to the entire body to give your skin a naturally sun-kissed glow. Self-tanners vary from light to dark tones, and more affordable options to designer brands. 

The secret to getting that perfect glow is not just about having the right self-tanner, it's knowing how to apply it as well. We love the tutorial by beauty vlogger, Rhaea Estelle. She shows you exactly how to apply it, flawlessly.  


Two things you want to avoid when it comes to self-tanner: looking streaky and orange. But if you're a self-tanner novice how do you even know where to begin? Well, to make things a bit easier for you we spent hours testing and researching hundreds of self-tanners for your skin, just in time for summer. The result? A list of the 5 most natural-looking self-tanners (no orange streaks here). And, if you want to add some glow to your face, be sure to check out our list of the best bronzers, too. 

Ready? Here we glow!