Best Self-Tanner for Fair Skin

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Using self-tanner is a simple and safe way to give your skin a nice sunkissed tan. However you can’t use just any self-tanner. As your skin is fair you will want to look a self-tanner that looks natural on your skin and gives you a streak free look.

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Self-tanners use a chemical call dihydroxyacetone (DHA) which is a tanning agent. You can self-tan either at a beauty salon or you can try those do it yourself kits. Self-tanning at a salon has its pros as it can provide you with a streak-free, mistake-free tan with perfect coverage. However it can be a little pricey. You can also try self-tanning at home, this will give you added privacy and is a lot cheaper however you do have to be careful to avoid unevenness and streaks. This guide will help you in choosing the best self-tanner for fair skin tones which you can use at home.

When choosing a self-tanner for fair skin you will want to use a tanner with a creamy consistency. Creamy self-tanners will not only hydrate the skin but the emollients will dilute the DHA chemical so the shade won’t be too dark. This will make the tan look more natural for your fair toned skin.

Here is a list of the best self-tanners for fair toned skin:

Ella Bache Great Sunkiss tanning lotion

This is a body lotion which contains the DHA tanning agent. Ella Bache is known to produce the best self-tanners and this lotion is probably the best gradual self-tanners you can find. Ella Bache’s Sunkiss has no odour so you can feel confident applying this lotion without having to worry about the smell. This tanning lotion is pH balanced and stabilised to prevent your tan from turning orange. The great this about using a gradual tanner is that you can control the depth of your tan. You can go for a light sunkissed glow to a more super bronzed look.

St. Tropez Tanning Essentials Self Tan Bronzing Lotion

If you prefer a darker more instant tan then this is the self-tanner for you. It uses aromaguard to prevent bad tan odour. This also contains aloe vera to keep your skin nice and soft. This is perfect for a natural looking deep tan.

L’Oreal Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Lotion with Vitamin E, Face/Body, Light-Medium

L’Oreal’s Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning lotion is another great tanner but it is also affordable too. Use the light-medium formula if you have fair skin. What’s fantastic about this lotion is, it also contains SPF 15 to help protect your skin while you are waiting for the tan to develop.

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