If you are like the girls of SBL then you prefer to enjoy the summer months with a nicely bronzed body minus the damage of a real UV tan.  My fair skin has never been tan friendly so I have many years of experience with self tanners.

A few of my faves include:

  • Clinique Self Sun for face and body (tinted for easy application)
  • Nivea Sun-Kissed Radiant (use the Medium-Dark to get a very natural tan in about two applications)
  • L’Oreal Sublime Bronze (an instant glow with a bit of shimmer)
  • Tan Towel (closest to an actual spray tan and great for the face)

Every couple of weeks, I like to get an organic airbrush tan from Courtney at Bronzed Airbrush Tanning (one of Santa Monica’s best kept secrets). I then use my home products to keep the long lasting glow.  Whichever product you choose, be sure to exfoliate beforehand and moisturize afterwards to extend the life of your tan.  With so many self tanners on the market, you are sure to find a great formula that keeps you looking youthful and radiant this summer and all year round!