There has to be some winners out there though because bronze-y stars constantly grace the red carpet (and you know most of them wouldn't risk wrinkles by baking in the sun to get that glow.) But how do you know which tan-in-a-bottle is going to yield the most natural-looking results? See the best self-tanning products now.
Our readers tried and tested a ton of self-tanning skin care products for your sunless tanning pleasure. Since tanning creams have gotten a bad rap for often being hot streaky messes, it's super helpful to know that real women tried out these particular products and rave about them. You can read the enthusiastic reviews from everyone including our freckly, pale-skinned friends who can't (and shouldn't) sunbathe, but miraculously found faux glow bliss, to gals who praise the magic of self-tanning power to cover up unsightly tan lines so that they can confidently wear a strapless to an upcoming summer wedding.
If learning what the best self-tanning products on the market are just isn't enough, scope out these beautiful celebs for inspiration as well as some beauty tips to help you kick start your gorgeous glow:
• From Jennifer Aniston to Victoria Beckham, see photos of the best bronzed celebs here.
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• If you're more of a visual learner and need some handholding -- watch this video to get tricks on how to apply self-tanner perfectly.
• And of course be sure to see these top-rated self-tanners.
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