Best Ways to get a Faux Tan without sprays or sun

If there’s one thing you should know about me on the beauty front is that I love a good tan. I love, love, love to be tan. I’ve always joked with my mother that I just look better and feel better when I’m tan… I don’t know why, but I do.

Probably is that tanning is HORRIBLE for you and your skin.

I hate sitting in the sun because it’s so dangerous.
I have tanning booths because they’re just horrific for your skin.
I hate spray tanning because you never know what you’re inhaling!

So I’ve become pretty darn good at getting a faux tan and making sure it looks real.

Everyone tells me how tan I look lately… well, truth be told… it’s ALL FAKE! 100% of it!

Since it’s the middle of the summer, I wanted to share the best ways to get a faux tan. You want to make sure it looks natural and real, so you really need to make sure you’re working with the best products possible.

And the best part… you can get a great tan without sun or sprays!

Here are my FAVE 5 products for best ways to get a faux tan:

1. Jergens Natural Glow Express Moisturizer – I literally put this on my body every single night. It’s my go-to moisturizer and it works like a charm! I’m absolutely OBSESSED with it, and I highly recommend it. It’s not too thick. It smells delicious! And it gives you a glow, not an orange color. This is my FAVE!

2. bareMinerals READY Bronzer – If you want a quick tanned look for your face and upper arms, this is your product. I started using this product a couple of weeks ago and I will never use another bronzer again. I’m GA-GA over it! It literally gives you the perfect sun-kissed glow! LOVE! And the best part? It’s just makeup!

3. Salma Hayek’s Nuance Tinted Moisturizer — I started using Nuance Tinted Moisturizer this winter and I fell in love. I actually mix my CoverGirl NaturalLuxe with this because Nuance adds a glow to my skin. The tint is exactly what I love to give me a bronzed look. It’s super easy and absolutely stays put all day long until you wash it off! You will LOVE!!

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Audrey McClelland has been a digital influencer since 2005. She’s a mom of 5 and shares tips on her three favorite things: parenting, fashion and beauty. She’s also a Contemporary Romance Author.

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  1. 7.3.12
    NerdMom said:

    I watched my mom turn herself various varieties of stripped orange over the years. So I sport my glow in the dark and have never tried the fake tan. It always intrigues me and then I remember my mom;). I don’t even know how to use bronzer on my face;).

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