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Favorite Self Tanners

6 Favorite Self-Tanners for Summer

Want a natural glow? It’s out there. Need to look like a tanning goddess? No problem! BWB has narrowed it down to select 6 favorite self-tanners.

What is a girl to do? The never-ending lectures regarding the dangers of the sun are relentlessly present and most of us have succumbed to wearing sunblock everyday of the year.
The dilemma we are left with is that many of us still prefer the way we look when our skin has that golden glow of summer.
Thank goodness for self-tanners, which have come a long way since the orange tint they left behind a few years ago.
Today self-tanners use dihydroxyacetone, also known as DHA which is derived from colorless sugars.
When DHA interacts with the outer layer of the skin a chemical reaction takes place, resulting in a brown tint.

Want a natural glow? It’s out there. Need to look like a tanning goddess? No problem!
We can even choose from a selection of natural and organic products as well as different application preferences.
The choices are a bit overwhelming, so BWB has narrowed it down and I have no doubt your inner sun worshiper will connect with one of our favorite, top 6 self-tanners.

1. CHOCOLATE SUN COCOA GLOW is a long time favorite.
It is 92% organic and is free of dyes, mineral oil and parabens. The DHA is derived from sugar beets and coconut, sweet almond oil and shea butter leave your skin feeling smooth and soft. The smell of chocolate and vanilla makes it pure pleasure to apply, I actually look forward to self-tanning because of Chocolate Sun.…an added bonus…Chocolate Sun’s website has an extensive do’s and don’ts of the tanning application to assure a perfect bronze every time.

Santorini also makes a tanning face cream and a gradual tan moisturizer which extended the life of my fabulous greek island glow throughout the week…

2. SANTORINI SUN ORGANICS SUNLESS TANNING LOTION.
This self-tanner is for a serious tan friends. No second application is needed here. I literally looked like I had been in Greece for a month! Aloe, olive oil, bark and rosemary extract are added to DHA to compose a very light consistency, which makes applying easy as the product absorbs without much effort.
Santorini also makes a tanning face cream and a gradual tan moisturizer which extended the life of my fabulous greek island glow throughout the week…

3TRUE NATURAL ANTI-AGING PERFECT TAN (in medium with Vanilla Mandarin) is 100% natural and perfect for those of you who want to show off a healthy sun-kissed glow.
Their body and face lotions include triglycerides, sunflower seed & macadamia oils, ylang ylang and sandalwood, proving that you can be tan and fight free radicals at the same time. The aroma reminds me of creamsicles which really sets the mood for summer…
Staying committed to the dangers of the sun, True Natural also makes a great sunblock which glides perfectly over my self-tanned body.

4.ELEMENTAL HERBOLOGY SUN KISS is the perfect product for those of you that need self-tanning and moisturizing to be one step.
I warn you BWB readers, you may have a tan year round because this body lotion is amazing. With ingredients like watermelon seed oil, pomegranate, fig extract and aloe your skin is guaranteed to look great. The subtle tan is just a bonus.

5. CLARINS RADIANCE-PLUS GOLDEN GLOW BOOSTER
The concept of this product is genius! You simply add 4-6 drops of the concentrate to your favorite moisturizer and voila, you have just made your very own self-tanner. I love that you control how light or dark you want your tan and the fact that you are able to incorporate it into products you love is a lot of fun…and friends, it really does work. I tried it with a favorite face cream and body lotion and ended up with a great tan…

Application is easy, mess free and not one bit of product is wasted. I love the lemony, fresh smell of Comodynes and it is my go to when I’m traveling.

6. COMODYNES URBAN COSMETICS SELF-TANNING TOWELETTES are the best choice for those who prefer to apply their self-tanners with a wipe.
Application is easy, mess free and not one bit of product is wasted. I love the lemony, fresh smell of Comodynes and it is my go to when I’m traveling.
The towelettes are packaged individually, allowing you to pack exactly what you need, making more room for everything you do not need.

I have to say friends, I have never been tanner in my life and I’m loving it.
Don’t be surprised this winter when you see me holding onto my summer glow.

Here’s to you enjoying a summer tan all year long.
Sending tanned wishes,
Vanessa

Vanessa Baumann

Vanessa Baumann has been a licensed, medical aesthetician in New York for over twenty-three years, currently working with one of Manhattan’s top plastic surgeons. She has also launched Rejuvanessance , a site and blog devoted to skin care products, advice and the quest for glowing skin.
www.rejuvanessance.com

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