Self Tanners: Top 5 Products

March 18, 2016 ,
''People will stare,make it worth their while''
by Anastasia Kyrili

Despite the weather’s ups and downs, Summer is just around the corner and the preparations shall begin! If you love being tan year-round but weren’t lucky enough (like me) to be born with a deep, bronzed tone and are conscious enough for not choosing harmfull procedures, Self Tanners are your thing! We selected the top 5 products on the market.

1) Clinique Self Sun

It’s a tinted lotion that gives you deep tan in just a few hours. It’s smooth like a body lotion and with this texture you smoothly apply it to your skin while you have no surprises because it shows where it goes. Plus: Oil free, non-acnegenic. Dermatologist tested. (Price: €20.00)


clinique self sun


2) Bondi Sand Self Tanning Lotion

One of the most famous self tanners on Instagram, and award winning product. The lotion is simple to apply and give a flawless finish. It’s smooth texture and can be easily spread all over your body and have an equal result. Plus: Enriched with Aloe Vera & Coconut. (Price: €24.99)




3) L’orèal Sublime Bronze 

A tinted self-tanning lotion that gives your skin an instant color and a rich tan that will develop in a matter of hours. Gives skin a smooth and youthful texture. Plus: enriched with Vitamin E and AHA’s, quick dry, streak free. (Price: €10.00)




4) Lancôme Flash Bronzer

A tinted self-tanning lotion that instantly smoothes on a radiant golden glow. It provides an even, natural-looking tan in just 30 minutes that lasts up to 5 days. Moreover it helps reduce signs of premature aging and it’s safe for all skin types including sensitive skin. Plus: Natural Caramel Extract & light-reflecting micro-pearls, a blend of self-tanning (DHA) and moisturizing ingredients, pure Vitamin E, Dermatologist & allergy tested for safety. (Price: €37.00)




5) Dr. Dennis Gross skincare, Alpha Beta® Glow Pads

A way different self tanner, not a lotion, not a mouse but just glow pads. Alpha Beta glow pads provide a radiant, sunkissed glow that gives a believable, natural-looking color and enhances the benefits of other vitamins and antioxidants found in formula. Plus: is gentle enough for all skin types, cruelty-free, antiaging properties and vitamin D. (Price: €11.00 the 5 glow pads + 1 extra strength)



Important Tips:

1)Be sure your legs are shaved well 2)Do a good exfoliation all over your body 4)Dry off well •Moisturize rough skin and your hairline 5)Use a mitt and apply your self tanner 6)Try not to be on a hurry and pay attention through all over your body 7)Take your time until it’s all dry 8)Prefer black clothes for the first hours.

Tutorial: Bondi Sand


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