Most of us women over 50 have learned our lesson about sunbathing from seeing the ravages the sun takes on our skin, not to mention the concerns about skin cancer. (Yes, I know you Brits are still big sun worshipers but that’s because your skin sees so little of the sun otherwise. Give it time.) And though we may not be able to sunbathe any longer, we do like a little color in the summer. Nothing worse than a pair of pasty white legs sticking out from under a pair of white shorts. Fortunately, tanning options have improved dramatically over the years and your fake tan can actually look very close to a real tan without the orange tint.
You also don’t have to buy the expensive brands to get the best fake tan. In fact, many of the self tanning options that are best suited for older skin are readily available at your local drugstore or on Amazon. Four of our picks are lotion based and help with dryness. The bronzer is a gel but goes on smooth to give you a nice glow. Most are available in a couple of shades so you can select the one that best matches your natural coloring. Do avoid buying a deep tan shade if you are on the fair side. The results aren’t likely to look natural.
So get some color this summer and save your skin while you’re at it. Here are our 5 favorite self tanners.
You can slather this tinted, oil-free lotion without worry – it’s streak-free and dries in minutes. Self adjusting formula allows you to control the shade of your tan.
Botanical extracts and moisturizers band together to give you a long-lasting tan in this waterproof, dermatologist-tested self-tanner.
A self-tanner and top-rated, anti-aging facial cream all in one. This daily moisturizer with a proven vitamin rich complex fights 7 signs of aging for younger-looking skin with a sun kissed glow.
This gel formula is loved for its smooth application, nice scent, and perfectly-bronzed results. A little goes a long way with this product so you are sure to get many applications out of one bottle.
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