The Best Self-Tanners for Pale Winter Skin
There are many things associated with winter, but bronzed skin is definitely not one of them. In sub-zero temperatures, our skin is barely exposed to the elements thanks to thick and cozy clothing and the sun is more often than not hard to find. In order to look tan in the winter (without taking a tropical vacation), you’re left with a few options. You could visit a tanning bed (which we at Skincare.com don’t recommend) or you could use a self-tanning formula that can deliver a streak-free, natural-looking tan easily and—most importantly—safely. Ready to bid farewell to your pale winter skin? Below, check out five of our favorite self-tanners from L’Oréal Paris that work like a charm.
SUBLIME BRONZE SELF-TANNING WATER MOUSSE
One of the main concerns you may have of self-tanners is whether or not the formulas will rub off on your clothing and look natural. With the Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Water Mousse, you can put those worries aside. Formulated with vitamin E and coconut water, this medium-toned self-tanner leaves behind a natural-looking glow. It’s an invisible feel with no rub-off or streaking to fear. Plus, it smells like fresh coconuts—how could you resist?
Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Water Mousse, $14.99 MSRP
SUBLIME BRONZE PROPERFECT SALON AIRBRUSH SELF-TANNING MIST
Prefer the luxury of spray tans? Bring that salon experience to your home with the Sublime Bronze ProPerfect Salon Airbrush Self-Tanning Mist. You’ll get the full beauty spa treatment without having to book an appointment. The formula provides a natural-looking tan that lasts anywhere from two to four hours. What’s more, the applicator comes in the form of a 360-degree wide-angle swivel to make sure you’re evenly covered.
SUBLIME BRONZE TOWELETTES FOR BODY
Self-tanning doesn’t have to be all about taking a half-hour to strain and stretch some cream all over yourself. In fact, it can even come in towelette form. Take the Sublime Bronze Towelettes for example. Working along with AHAs and vitamin E, these towelettes make for an easy application and a quick-dry tan that remains streak-free. Feel free to throw them in your purse, or keep them as a treat in your medicine cabinet.
Sublime Bronze Towelettes for Body, $10.99 MSRP
SUBLIME BRONZE SELF-TANNING SERUM
Meet L’Oréal Paris’ longest-lasting self-tanner in the form of a serum. Lasting up to—wait for it—two weeks, the Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Serum dries quickly for a radiant tan (no fuss required).
Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Serum, $10.99 MSRP
SUBLIME BRONZE GELEE MEDIUM NATURALTAN
Formulated with vitamin E and AHAs, this formula delivers a streak-free tan and moisturizes your skin as it allows for a natural tan to develop.
Sublime Bronze Gelee Medium Natural Tan, $10.99 MSRP