5 Sunless Tanning Products That Won't Make You Look Like a Carrot

As pale girls, we know the struggles of trying to achieve the seemingly unattainable tan that every other girl seems to have these days. Being Irish is cool and all (we have killer freckles) but that also comes with the territory of our infamously translucent skin.

While most are able to lay out for an hour or two and look like a pristinely roasted marshmallow, us pale girls go from white to red… fast. Although at time it may seem like we’re doomed to be able to have that perfect golden glow, there’s always a {healthy} way to ensure a flawless, even tan that definitely won’t leave you with carrot fingers.

5 Sunless Tanning Products That Won’t Make You Look Like a Carrot

** 1. St. Tropez Self Tanning Mousse**

One word: radiance.As long as you’ve got the mousse, tanning mitt and 10 minutes, you’re golden (literally). Not only is it super light-weight and easy to apply, but it looks absolutely flawless. This velvety mousse glides on like nothing and while giving you some immediate color, will continue to develop overnight. It’s not yellow and it flatters every skin tone, which is why this is most definitely my #1 investment this summer.. and every summer to come.

2. Jergen’s Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer

This stuff is magic; it leaves you with an even & glowing golden tan that lasts days longer than spray tans. You can find it at virtually any drug store and it’s a much cheaper option. Disclaimer- Shade “fair to light” will leave you looking like an Oompa Loompa fresh off the set of Willy Wonka, so definitely stray away from that one and go for the “medium” shade.

3. Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs5 Sunless Tanning Products That Won’t Make You Look Like a Carrot

Available in 5 shades, this is a inexpensive (but effective) alternative to the over-priced, over-hyped tanning products we commonly see. Not only does it stay fresh and natural looking all day, but even works as a sort of body makeup, covering imperfections and veins. Also, it being sweat resistant is definitely a plus in the summer months. So head on over to your local drugstore, grab a bottle of this and spray on perfect legs in an instant!

4. TanTowel Towelettes

With these tiny but powerful wipes, you can exfoliate, tan and moisturize all in one. Used on the face and body, TanTowel towelettes are infused with a clear self-tanning formula, which works with the your skin to produce a healthy and natural sunless tan in just a few hours! With these flawless wipes, you can achieve a quick and even application from head to toe with no streaks, mess or fuss.

5. Fake Bake Self Tanning Mousse5 Sunless Tanning Products That Won’t Make You Look Like a Carrot

Fake Bake has a regular self-tanning lotion, but the mousse version of their popular self-tanner is even better. With an easy application and no streaks or “carrot spots,” it’s definitely in the top 5. It lasts through outfit changes, heat, sweat and showers. There’s really nothing like it so it’s absolutely time to invest.

Now go forth, pale child, and seize the day (and these products). With formulas like that and results like these, there’s hope for all of us, no matter how pale.

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