Self Tanner

If you aren’t a sun worshiper or are worried about skin cancer and prematurely aging your skin, self tanner is the answer to your bronze goddess desires. 

I used to lay out in the sun every summer until my skin transformed into a beautiful bronze shade. My tan lines were like little reminders of sun worshiping success. I wore sunscreen, most of the time, and even lathered on the baby oil. 

I have since changed my ways and spray tan or use self tanners. I have three that I like the most.

Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs is the best for getting that flawless, shimmery leg look. When I worked in Vegas we actually required the pool girls to wear it as part of their uniform because the formulation was so skin perfecting.  It comes in an Aerosol bottle that evenly sprays onto skin. Just rub it in after you spray it into your skin to achieve an even application. It is water resistant and easily washes off with soap and wash cloth. 

I also love St Tropez bronzing mousse. It comes in a pump and is easy to apply. I put on latex gloves and pump the product into my hands. I rub into my skin until evenly spread over my body. You will want to rub this in quickly and evenly to avoid streaking. This product develops over night into the perfect, non orange glow. The tan lasts for several days and can be easily scrubbed off when necessary. 

The budget brand I like best is Jergens Natural Glow Revitalizing Moisturizer. This lotions gradually builds over several days and after about four days, you will have a natural tan glow. This product is great because it is super easy to use and contains no bronzer so your hands won’t be stained. 

All of these products will help you achieve that perfect summer tan without all the risks. Have a safe sunless rest of the summer or get a head start on the fall and winter season by trying out my favorites. 

Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs retails for $12.99 and can be purchased at

St. Tropez Bronzing Mousse 8 oz retails for $42 and can be purchased at

Jergens Natural Glow Revitalizing Moisturizer retails for $9.99 and can be purchased at