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Top Self Tanning Lotions Plus, How to Make Your Own

Top Self Tanning Lotions Plus, How to Make Your Own

Are you looking to get that perfect tan this summer? We all know that the sun and the tanning beds are very bad for our skin. They cause wrinkles, cancer, sagging skin, aging, eye damage, and some skin conditions like itchy skin, dry skin, and even blotchy skin spots. We would all love to have that nice Hollywood looking tan without having any of these conditions, but what can we use as a healthier alternative?

Is there a safer way of getting a nice natural looking tan? Yes, there are 4 alternatives to a safer tan you can try. You can make your own self tanning lotion, use an organic self tanner, make a simple bronzer, or buy one of the best self tanning lotions on the market.

Before I got married and had kids I was a total tan buff. I use to lay out in the sun as much as possible, go to the tanning salons religiously, and make and use different self tanners to get the best looking tan around. After learning the bad health concerns regarding to the tanning beds and the sun I automatically stopped and just stuck with the self tanners.

Back then though the self tanning lotions were so horrible. Some of them made you look Orange, stained your skin, smelled horrible, gave you a headache, and took forever to dry. After experimenting with so many I ended up finding some of the best. These self tanning lotions made you look natural, no mess, no orange, no stains, dried fast, and the results were great. Here are my best recommendations for self tanning lotions plus a bonus how to do tip on making your own self tanner.

Bestseller No. 1
Tan Physics True Color Sunless Tanner 8 fl oz
  • Nourish your skin with a flawless, gorgeous and stunningly authentic tan
  • Replenish and hydrate your skin with proven natural ingredients
  • Enhance and build on your sunless tan with full proof color and correcting tints
SaleBestseller No. 2
Self Tanner with Organic & Natural Ingredients, Tanning...
  • SAY HELLO TO PERFECT SUN KISSED SKIN: Our self tanner transforms your skin. This vegan sunless...
  • GET YOUR TAN WITHOUT THE SUN DAMAGE OR CHEMICALS: There's a reason this is one of the best sellers...
  • YOUR SKIN WILL THANK YOU: Ever read the back of a conventional tanner? You need a PhD to pronounce...
Bestseller No. 3
St. TROPEZ Self Tan Bronzing Mousse, 8 Fl Oz
  • Velvety smooth and dry in an instant for an ultra even, long-lasting tan
  • Innovative Aromaguard fragrance technology eliminates the tell-tale self tan aroma by a minimum of...
  • Beautiful subtle, yet refreshing fragrance
Bestseller No. 4
Self Tanner Instant Ultra Dark 8 fl oz, Sunless Tanning...
  • CELEBRITIES LOVE IT, DOCTORS RECOMMEND IT Sun Laboratories Sunless Tanning lotions (also referred to...
  • GLOWING FROM THE INSIDE OUT Have you ever noticed that when someone feels and looks great, they just...
  • YOU GLOW, GIRL Whether you are new to sunless tanning and sunless bronzers or you have been...
SaleBestseller No. 5
Skinerals Californium Self Tanner Sunless Tanning Mousse...
  • Safe for use on face and body for a beautiful, natural, consistent tan without streaks, blotches, or...
  • Cruelty-free, Sulfate-free, Paraben-free, Vegan, proudly Made in USA. Natural-looking, sun-kissed...
  • Skinerals focuses on using Natural and Organic ingredients over non-organic whenever possible. Safe...

Estee Lauder Sun Performance Self Tan- This water based self tanner will give you a very natural looking tan without the ugly Orange color or mess. The smell is very pleasant almost like a floral scent that kind of lingers through out the day. People will definitely think you are wearing a beautiful perfume scent that’s how nice it is. The product goes on like a clear gel which some people may not like, but if you have used a gel self tanner before and know how to judge how much to place on this self tanner is awesome. Estee Lauder self tanner will leave your skin feeling soft, streak free, and appealing to the eye.

You can purchase this at Macy’s or Neiman Marcus for $23 dollars or go directly to and pay $28.50. How natural of a tan will it give you? On a scale of 1-10 I rate this a definite 10+. The glow is truly amazing. Make sure you wait a day before you apply a second coat, because after 2 -3 hours you will see the actual color of your tan. Even by the next day you may see a slight change so please wait to reapply.

Aviva Labs Sunless tanning Gel- If you are looking for a very natural, streak free, beautiful Brown tan Aviva Labs is your answer. The self tanner gel goes on real smooth, oil and alcohol free, perfect for the whole body including the face, and great for all skin tones. This amazing self tanning gel adds moisture to your skin and infuses your skin with vitamins while you are tanning.

This self tanner has vitamin A, E, D, and also contains sea mineral salts to help keep the skin in tip top shape while self tanning. This self tanner is top notch in my book. You can purchase this at for $20. I rate this a 10 +++. From the smell to the tan it’s everything a tanner would want and more.

Those are the only two self tanners I would actually recommend to anyone looking for a quick, Golden Brown look. I know there are a lot more on the market, but these two self tanners are truly amazing. If you are looking to make your own self tanner you can mix:

  • 4-5 Lipton tea bags
  • ½ cup of lanolin
  • Chocolate essential oil
  • ½ cup of organic sesame oil

Boil your water for the tea. After the water is boiled add all of the teabags. Let them soak in the boiling water for 17 minutes. Then take the tea water place it into a blender. Add the lanolin, sesame oil and a drop of Chocolate essential oil. Let this mix for 4-5 minutes. Make sure it’s cooled down before applying to your body.

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