One problem I have during the summer is that I want that amazing, glowy, sun-kissed skin, but I really can't get to a beach or pool enough for it. This is especially true right now because I haven't planned any upcoming vacations, and I'm getting extremely jealous of everyone else's just-back-from-a-trip tans. And that's not to mention I've been trying to cool it with the poolside tanning in an effort to protect my skin against harmful UV rays.
So what can I do that doesn't involve a tanning bed? I could get a spray tan, but that's never ended well for me. And I could try self-tanners, but sometimes I don't have the time to apply carefully.
Well, here's where body bronzers come in handy. They give you that glowy look in just a few minutes, so it doesn't take that much time to prep before you go out. And if you really want to go for it, you can even use a body bronzer to define and contour. Personally, I'm not that skilled, so I just like to apply a light layer of bronzer for a nice, healthy glow. The best part, though? Speaking of not being that skilled, if you do mess up, you can just wash it off.
Take a look at some highly rated body bronzers below.
This product can be used on the face and body to reflect light and blur. It's like a BB cream and leaves a natural-looking tint. The formula also contains nourishing ingredients such as shea butter and vitamin E.
This creamy bronzing product makes skin so radiant with glittery pigment and illuminating pearls. It even has a coconut fragrance to really make you feel like you're at the beach. It also comes in two different shades that can work with a variety of skin tones.
Here's another liquid bronzer—in fact, it's described as a "bronzing water." The quick-drying formula enhances and prolongs your tan. It has a universal shade that works on many skin tones. Other ingredients include black and red tea extracts for antioxidant protection and fruit active essence to tone the skin.
L'Oréal's body bronzer is streak-free and long-lasting with color-correcting pigments and vitamin E. It's also sweat- and transfer-resistant, which is great news because who wants to get the product on your clothes or even things you sit on?
This bronzing serum has protective benefits, too. It defends against pollution and environmental stressors. The liquid formula contains cocoa extract, platinum peptides, and Chronocyclin (which has similar antioxidant benefits as vitamin D).
Morphe's face-and-body bronzer has buildable color, so you can go with a light tint or something that's even warmer. There are five different shades to choose from that will work with light to rich skin tones.
Fenty Beauty's shimmering body tint is lightweight and subtle and has buildable coverage. The gel-cream formula glides on so easily and lasts for a long time without sweating off or transferring onto clothes.