The thought of sun-soaked beach trips and cloudless music fests (hello, Coachella) is definitely appealing right about now. But the truth is, unless you want to resemble George Hamilton, it’s best to chill out on excessive UV exposure.
For those who still want the effects (read: a glowing, star-worthy tan), that might leave you in a bit of a pickle. But before you reach for those messy faux tanners (that will undoubtedly turn you a milder shade of Tangerine Tango), check this out. We’ve scouted some of the best fakeries that are sure to leave you looking luminous, and like you’ve been basking in the bright L.A. light for days (sans sun damage!), without leaving you a streaky mess. And to assist with the pressing application inquires, we’ve talked to St. Tropez faux-glow pro, Fiona Locke. Check out the tanners that top our list, and learn how to achieve a radiant, pro glow.