Just because summer’s long gone doesn’t mean we have to forgo glowing skin. But there’s a fine line between ghostly pale and unnaturally tan in the middle of a snowstorm, and you don’t want to cross it. Here, get our tips for rocking a sun-kissed vibe the right way this winter. The key takeaway: Subtlety is everything.
Be Tactful With Your Tools
First things first: Regardless of the method you decide to use, always exfoliate beforehand and apply products with a foam mitt.
Luxe Coffee & Raw Sugar Body Scrub
Go For Gradual Results
There's no getting around it: Deep bronze skin in the dead of winter always looks fake. Opt for a gradual tanner to build subtle color, which looks more natural.
Gradual Day Tan for the Face
Everyday Gradual Tan for the Body
Gradual Self-Tanning Body Lotion
Be Tactful With Your Time
If you'd rather not wait for the color to build over the course of days, look for an express formula that lets you control the development time. That way you can wash it off when the shade is just right.
Sunless Tanning Mist
Self Tan Express Bronzing Mousse
Rapid Tan Mousse
Don't Forget Your Face
Experiment with a tanning serum made specifically for the face—one that moisturizes while slowly building a glow (over a few days). Apply it wherever you'd tan naturally—forehead, bridge of the nose, cheekbones and chest—and blend outward with your fingers.
Self Tan Luxe Facial Oil
Tan Perfecting Enzyme Peel Mask
Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster
Say Yes To A Spur-Of-The-Moment Tan
Sometimes you don't really know how pale you are until you throw on your favorite LBD. For times like those, have an instant bronzer on hand. It'll wash off when you shower.
Bronze Self-Tanner Natural Glow for the Body
Divine Legs Body Lotion
Terracota Jambes De Gazelle Cooling Bronzing Mist