It’s officially time to shed layers of clothing and shimmy into our summer dresses and cutoffs — and when it comes to beauty, the leg-baring season is synonymous with self-tanners. Seriously, who could resist sun-kissed bronzed skin? Not us. While it’s tempting to lounge under the warm sunny skies, a faux glow is so much safer and incredibly easy to achieve right in the comfort of your own home. We called upon the top sunless tanning experts in the business and have a full rundown of the dos and don’ts of self-tanning, along with some of the best self-tanners and applicators. So skip the sunbathing and fussy spray tans, and step up your self-tanning game with these pro tips to ensure a beautiful tan all season long.
Adrianna Barrionuevo is a south Florida native with a soft spot for Orange County, California, where she spent her college years. Adrianna comes from Lucky and worked at Too Faced Cosmetics during her OC days. She loves quoting and rewatching episodes of Breaking Bad, collecting Manolo Blahniks and reading celebrity gossip. She’s also in the running to be the #1 Beyonce fan in the office. (She’s winning.)