Best Drugstore Bronzers And Highlighters

A guide to some of the best sunless tanner and bronzers available to consumers at most drugstore chains.

When the summer months strike, most of us want to have a nice, healthy glow or some would even like a nice, dark tan.With the ever-increasing risk of skin cancer from ultraviolet rays from the sun, sunless tanning has become a very popular market.There are tons of different products available, but some are much better than others, and knowing how to look for a product that is best for you can be tricky.Since most sunless tanning products are quite expensive, you want to be sure you make the right decision the first time.

Neutrogena makes several great products for those who want to look darker.Their sunless tanning foam is a light, airy application that goes on skin smooth and does not leave streaks.It absorbs in less than five minutes, and leaves immediate results.Make sure when you apply the product that your skin is clean, and you wait at least a few minutes for the application to dry.The results are great: a natural looking tan that doesn't cost a fortune.Neutrogena has also recently released a gradual sunless tanner that lets the user choose how light or how dark they would like their skin tone to look.The product is called Build-A-Tan, and is about $10 at most drugstores.Since the product's darkness changed with each application, be sure to apply it evenly to avoid streaks or different colored spots.

Bain De Soleil is another popular producer of bronzers and self-tanners.Their Streakguarde Self Tanning Crème comes in several shades from light all the way to ultra dark.It is recommended to use the shade that most matches your skin tone to start with, and then you can work your way up to darker shades as you go along.The product comes in about a 3-ounce tube, and can be found over the counter for about $8 to $10 per tube.The crème is non-comedogenic so it should not clog your pores, and the package guarantees flawless color that won't look overdone.The Streakguarde Self Tanning Crème also comes in the same formula, but in a mousse instead of a crème for those who prefer a different texture when applying.


Coppertone is one of the most popular makers of both sunscreen and sunless tanning products.Their Endless Summer Sunless Tanning Gel is a great choice, as well as their gradual tanning lotion.Both products boast moisturizers and vitamin E, and quick drying.If all natural ingredients are what you seek, try Kiss My Face's Walnut Sunless Tanner.It works instantly, won't clog pores, and contains no harmful chemicals.The product claims to boost your tan within four hours.Both Coppertone and Kiss My Face are available at most drug stores, and prices range from $6 to $12 per product.

You don't have to spend a lot of money or go to a professional tanning salon to get great looking results.There is a great deal of options out there for anyone who's looking to get a nice warm glow for the summer without hurting their wallet.Look for a sunless tanner that suits you best at a drugstore near you.

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