The Key To Faking A Golden Glow While We Wait For Summer

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You know what goes great with an ice-cold Aperol Spritz, even when it's being enjoyed in the comfort of your studio apartment? Gleaming, sun-kissed skin. There's an undeniable mood boost that comes with catching your reflection in the living-room mirror and seeing bronzed shoulders — made even more satisfying by the fact that the tanned glow was achieved in the dead of winter and without any risk of skin damage.
That's why we've made it our mission to find the next best thing: believable self tanners. After years of testing, lotions, mousses, and invisible tanning waters, we'd argue that the best formulas — with zero downsides in application — are self-tan drops. You don't need a mitt or new skin-care routine to use them: Just mix them into your daily moisturizer, smooth the concoction onto your face or body, and check back in a few hours for a noticeable glow. Scroll through for our favorite foolproof options, ahead.

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