Summer's Must-Have Self Tanners, According To Reviewers With The Best Faux Glow

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Popcorn and a movie, Emergen-C and flu season, summer and a good tan — some things were just meant to be paired together. However, as any dermatologist will tell you, "getting a little color" is just another way of saying "I'm exposing my skin to damaging UV rays for purely vanity purposes." (Not great.) But thankfully, self tanners are a real thing that exists, and they've gotten way, way better than the stuff your mom used in the '80s.
From luxurious gel-cream hybrids to fluffy, cloud-like mousses, there's a universe of self tanning textures and formulas that make it easy to find the perfect one for your face and body needs. Whether you want the "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter" of self face tanners, or want to look like a bronzed goddess, we've rounded up the Internet's most loved bronzing products for your shopping pleasure. Summer 2k19, we're ready for you.
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