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Best Sunless Tanners for Faking a Bronzed Glow the Healthy Way

With all the statistics on skin and sun damage, self-tanners and their promise of glowing, sun-kissed skin become all the more alluring. If you’d rather spend the rest of your days delicately bronzed instead of pale (or, even worse, bright orange), these are the best of the self-tanning bunch this season.

Jergens Natural Glow Revitalizing Daily Moisturizer

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When it comes to self-tanners, Jergens is one of the best brands for your bucks. And since the color supposedly lasts two times longer than that of other self-tanners, the surprisingly reasonable amount you spend stretches even further.

Loving Tan 2 Hour Express Self-Tanning Mousse

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Looking for a seriously great tan, ASAP? Definitely pick up the Loving Tan 2 Hr. Express mousse for a streak-free, natural looking bronze. Apply the mousse for an immediate color pay-off that will continue to develop over the 2 hours following application -- you’ll be a bronzed goddess in no time. 

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Tarte Brazilliance Maracuja Self-Tanner & Mitt

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Can’t tone it? Tan it! Try Tarte’s Brazilliance Maracuja self-tanner to get that sexy, bronzed look you’ve been chasing. This hybrid gel formula is made to develop a tan that never looks fake or orange -- and who doesn’t love that?! Tarte’s Brazilliance is enriched with vitamins to replenish and restore your skin while giving you the perfect faux glow. 

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Vita Liberata Fabulous Tinted Self-Tanning Mousse

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We’re not kidding when we say that this tanning mousse from Vita Liberata dries faster than we can apply our lipstick; it’s that amazing. This fab find lasts up to seven days without drying your skin. Major bonus: This mousse is completely fragrance-free, so your friends will never know your tan is from a bottle.  

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Sephora Collection Gradual Self-Tanning Face Water

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Let’s be honest, getting a natural glow for your face is a huge to-do. Give this lightweight, gradual self-tanning face water from Sephora a try to build up the perfect golden glow. It’s gentle enough to apply every day and dries instantly, meaning you should add it to your shopping cart…now.

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St. Tropez Self Tan Luxe Dry Oil

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This pick from St. Tropez is so worth the splurge. We’re impressed by the dry oil formula that is suitable for all skin tones, which delivers a luminous glow so good we just couldn’t keep it to ourselves.

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Neutrogena MicroMist Airbrush Sunless Tan

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Neutrogena is really giving these high-end products a run for their money, ladies. The MicroMist airbrush formula will look like you were just spray-tanned by a seasoned pro. This magic in a bottle covers your skin evenly (even in those hard-to-reach places!) for that perfect bronzed bod. 

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Fake Bake Flawless Self-Tanning Liquid & Professional Mitt

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Fake Bake with a tropical scent? Get that fresh-from-the-beach look without sitting out in that blistering hot sun. Slip on their professional mitt and get a flawless finish that looks oh-so good. 

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