The Best Sunless Tan Methods for a Glow Without the Damage

We all know slathering on sunscreen and staying in the shade are musts to protect our skin during summer, but that doesn’t mean having to deal with insanely pale skin. The secret to a great glow? Sunless tan. If you have never tried it before, your life is about to change. From tanning creams to mousses to butter, the choices are endless, but the results are the same — a radiant, healthy bronze. Here are five of our favorite sunless tanning methods for you to try out.

1. Self-tanning cream

Eco Tan

Eco Tan | Amazon

Eco Tan makes a variety of tanning products that you can choose from to best suite your lifestyle. The most popular is a tanning cream, the winner of the Natural Health category at the International Beauty Awards 2016. Invisible Tan delivers a rich honey tan with only one application. It works best on medium/olive skin tones. However, if you have a paler complexion or if you are using their products for the first time, you might want to opt for Winter Skin, which builds a strong bronze glow gradually over time, instead.

2. Facial product

Eco Tan

Eco Tan | Amazon

As opposed to using a thick, rich cream, you might want to opt for Eco Tan’s Face Tan Water instead. With the consistency of a toner, this product protects delicate pores on the face and is infused with anti-aging and anti-acne supplements. All of Eco Tan’s products are natural and organic and, while they originate from Australia, the full range is available online.

3. In-shower tan

St. Tropez

St. Tropez | Amazon

Unlike most other tanning products available, with St. Tropez’s In Shower tan, you don’t have to avoid coming in contact with water for eight hours. This innovative technique is a lotion designed to be used in the shower for a natural, buildable glow. It is also one of the fastest ways to get a tan. Simply apply while you’re in the shower, then rinse it off after three minutes.

4. Tanning mousse

St. Tropez

St. Tropez | Amazon

Light as a feather, this tanning mousse, which dries in 60 seconds, is easy and effortless. It’s made from a best-selling formula that results in a streak-free glow. The best part is the product is also scent-free, so you can rest assured there is no lingering tanning smell. Apply with an applicator mitt for maximum impact and to promote even distribution throughout.

5. Tanning butter

Versa Spa

Gradual Tanning Spa Butter | Versa Spa

Last but certainly not least, you can go with a richer, luxurious tanning butter. This product serves a dual purpose — tanning and moisturizing. Use this delicately whipped butter daily for a perfect head-to-toe tan within a week. Purchase it directly from the Versa Spa website to restore and renew your skin tone.