self tan remover

THE TIP-OFF: SELF-TAN LIKE A PRO

Fake it ‘til you make it.

We here at The Sephora Glossy love the sunkissed look of tans, but not as much as we hate the threats of skin cancer, sun spots, and premature wrinkles. That’s why we’ve mastered the delicate art of applying self-tanner. Below, a list of some of our favorite products, broken down by format—so you can find your new favorite, too. BECKY PEDERSON

THE PRODUCT
Vita Liberata Rapid Tan Mousse + Tanning Mitt
THE FORMAT
A foaming mousse that leaves a glow in as little as one hour, plus a reusable, washable, extra-soft flock mitt designed for applying a flawless, even tan.
PRO TIP
Apply in circular motions, starting on the top of your body. Leave elbows, knees, hands, and feet for last, using only the mousse that’s leftover from your full-body application.

THE PRODUCT
Kate Somerville 360° Tanning Towelettes
THE FORMAT
A towelette soaked with a paraben-free self-tanning formula that provides a quick, streak-free application.
PRO TIP
Let the formula dry on your body for five minutes before getting dressed, lest you accidentally stain your clothes.

THE PRODUCT
SEPHORA COLLECTION Gradual Self-Tanning Face Water
THE FORMAT
A gentle, lightweight formula that gradually leaves a soft, natural glow on your visage.
PRO TIP
Use a flat cotton round, as opposed to using a cotton ball, for an even application.

THE PRODUCT
Bronze Buffer Self-Tan Remover
THE FORMAT
An exfoliating sponge that wipes away unwanted stains, even after the color has set.
PRO TIP
Swipe using light strokes on your knees, feet, and elbows, but steer clear of more sensitive areas like your face, neck, and chest—this product exfoliates, so it works best on areas with thicker skin.

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