Have A Golden Summer With These 12 At-Home Self Tanners

It’s the latest craze on Tik Tok, and for a good reason. Black girls are bronzing their melanin this summer. If you aren’t into sitting out in the sun or need results ASAP, a self-tanner should be on your radar. You may be thinking, what can self-tanner do for me? If you look at your skin in the winter versus the summer, you may notice your complexion isn’t as vibrant. Using a self-tanner will take your lusterless skin back to its original regency.

Here’s a quick rundown on what you need to know about self-tanner. You’ll want to start with a clean and exfoliated base, so remove all makeup, lotion, deodorant, etc. Also, ensure you shave before tanning, as shaving or exfoliating after applying can remove your tanner quicker. Use a mitt or gloves to apply the tanner so you don’t risk staining your palms. Allow the tan to process as recommended, but be careful not to transfer the product on sheets or furniture. It’s best to set aside clothing designated for self-tanning. When it’s time to remove the product, wash thoroughly with just water. If you are unsure of application and removal, it should be listed on the product. Just have fun with it, and the tan will fade in a few days if you make a mistake.

The market is flooded with at-home tanning options. ESSENCE rounded up the ones you should have on your radar for sunkissed melanin.

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