PHOTO BY: Target (3); Ulta Beauty
(Left to right) MineTan Bronze On Applicator Mitt; St. Tropez Self Tan Express Bronzing Mousse; Sol by Jergens Medium Sunless Tanning Water Mousse; Coco & Eve Sunny Honey Bali Bronzing Foam
2. Get a flawless self-tan
Getting a sun-kissed body glow is no longer a time-consuming, sticky, messy deal. In fact, the new mousse formulas smell deliciously fruity or coconutty, have skin-enhancing ingredients like hyaluronic acid, botanical oils, vitamin E and aloe, and evolve into realistic shades. The big essential now for a seamless application is a tanning mitt like the MineTan Bronze On Applicator Mitt ($7, target.com). With the updated combo of mitt, whipped cream formula and hydrating ingredients there’s no need to worry about color buildup even at dry spots like elbows, knees and heels. Choose an express product like the St. Tropez Self Tan Express Bronzing Mousse ($44, target.com) or Coco & Eve Sunny Honey Bali Bronzing Foam ($35, amazon.com) that “tans” in one to two hours, or a sheet- and PJ-proof formula like Sol by Jergens Medium Sunless Tanning Water Mousse ($24, target.com) for a stress-free eight-hour overnight tan.