There's nothing worse than dry, ashy skin in the winter, especially when the very last bit of your summer tan disappears. Luckily for us, there are hundreds of self-tanning products on the market, for bronzing beginners and glowing goddesses alike. Whether you're looking for a gradual tan, a full-on bronze or a temporary glow, we've got you coverd with the six best self-tanning products to fake a beachy glow this winter.
Mousse: Vita Liberata pHenomenal 2-3 Week Tan Mousse & Tanning Mitt Duo ($54 at Sephora)
This duo comes with a tanning mitt for easy application that won't leave streaks and will keep your hands from getting two shades darker than the rest of your body. Apply it three times within 24 hours and you'll have beautiful, streak-free color for up to three weeks, meaning you won't have to touch up until it's time to head back to school!
Powder: Rimmel London Natural Bronzer ($4.99 at ULTA)
For girls who just want a bit of glow every now and then, without the commitment of tanner, this affordable powder is a great option. The matte finish will create a realistic tan when applied to your cheekbones, temples, nose and anywhere else the sun would naturally hit.
Spray: Sally Hansen Salon Airbrush Legs Leg Makeup ($12.99 at ULTA)
For those winter nights when you skip tights and dare to bare, spray this on your legs before heading out to blur any imperfections and add a sexy sheen to your stems. Plus, it doesn't transfer onto clothes, so you can rock that white mini skirt without worrying about ruining it!
Oil-based: Tarte Maracuja Bronzing Serum ($47 at Sephora)
Another temporary tanning product, this serum from Tarte contains maracuja oil to brighten and nourish your skin, so it can help combat dry winter skin while adding a radiant glow. Apply this to your face, neck or décolletage for a sultry glow.
Lotions: Jergen's Natural Glow Revitalizing Daily Moisturizer ($9.99 at ULTA)
Ideal for the tanning novice, this daily moisturizer can be used daily to develop a subtle, gradual dose of color with zero risk. Plus, if you love this body moisturizer, Jergens also sells one specifically for your face, so you can have a kiss of color from head to toe!
Towelettes: Tan Towel Plus Self-Tan Towelette for Face & Body ($27 at ULTA)
These towelettes will give even the palest girls a natural-looking tan with minimal effort, and the towels can be used on both face and body, so no need to switch products. You can use a towelette a few hours before a special event for a healthy glow or use them consistently for a tan that continues to deepen. Either way, we're hooked!
Say goodbye to pale winter skin, ladies. With these amazing products, you can achieve that just-back-from-spring-break glow without a trip to the beach (and without damaging your skin!). What are you waiting for, collegiettes? Get glowing!