The New Tanning Rules: A Guide to Self-Tanners
9 FITNESS-Tested Self-Tanners
Banana Boat EveryDay Glow Daily Moisturizer, $11.99, drugstores
"I loved that you could customize the color on different areas, and the dial was so easy to use."
-- Alice, 26
Aveeno Continuous Radiance Moisturizing Lotion, $7.99, drugstores
"It's as good as my daily lotion, and my fiance really loved how great my body looked."
-- Tara, 29
L'Oreal Paris Sublime Glow Moisturizing MicroFine Mist, $9.99, drugstores
"The mist reached every angle, and the subtle color looked totally real."
-- Sarah, 26
Lancome Glow Sensuelle Daily Luminous Body Moisturizer, $29, lancome-usa.com
"This gave my olive skin a glow that looked natural, plus it hydrated my skin."
-- Elizabeth, 37
Jergens Natural Glow Firming Daily Moisturizer, $7.99, drugstores
"Easy to apply and only one tiny streak. Pretty great for a tan lover without time for an elaborate beauty routine."
-- Denise, 39
Dove Energy Glow Daily Moisturizer, $6.99, drugstores
"Self-tanners usually look orange on me, but this one enhanced my natural skin tone perfectly. I'll use it every day."
-- Lauren, 24
St. Ives Healthy Brilliance Firm & Glow Body Moisturizer, $6.99, drugstores
"My skin looked slightly bronzed and felt firmer after just a few days, and the cream smells so good I wanted to use it every day."
-- Nichole, 29
Olay Touch of Sun Overnight Body Lotion, $6.99, drugstores
"I never leave myself enough time to apply a self-tanner in the morning, so I loved waking up with a totally believable glow."
-- Loni, 21
Sally Hansen Smooth Glow Stubble Reducing Daily Moisturizer, $6.99, drugstores,
"My legs are smoother than ever, plus I have subtle color that enhances my normally very pale self."
-- Lindsey, 28
Originally published in FITNESS magazine, May 2007.
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