The top self tanners to get ready for summer

Summer beauty prep that will have you dreaming of your first beach escape of the season.


Sometimes all it takes is to transition your beauty routine to the warmer season to feel like it's already summer. Think of it as visualization, except better because this seasonal upgrade will leave you with a bronze, dewy glow worthy of a Greek island vacation. To get you ready for the upcoming season of flowing frocks and short(ish) shorts, we rounded up the best self tanners for face and body, in every formation and level of bronze to suit your summer tanning goals.

Tarte Cosmetics Better Bod Bronze and Contour, $47,


St. Tropez One Night Only Instant Glow Body Lotion, $22.50,


James Read Gradual Day Tan Body, $54,


Josie Maran Argan Liquid Gold Self Tanning Face Oil, $42,


By Terry Tea to Tan Face & Body 1 Summer Bronze, $115,


bareMinerals Faux Tan Face Gradual Glow Sunless Tanner, $30,


Kiehl's Sun Free Self Tanning Formula, $34,

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