By now you've gotten the point that skin cancer awareness is a huge deal at Allure. So to honor the month of May (and the rest of summer, for that matter), we reveal our favorite fake tans.
Lancôme Flash Bronzer Instant Colour Self-Tanning Leg Gel With Pure Vitamin E. "This was one of the first self-tanners I ever used, and though I constantly try new ones for work, I always come back to it. The formula is tinted so you can really see where you're applying it, and the color is a pretty, but subtle, golden brown. I have really fair skin so I like that this one isn't crazy-dark or fake-looking. And don't be fooled by the name: I use it everywhere-even on my face." -- Alyssa Hertzig, beauty news editor
Dior Bronze Self-Tanner Natural Glow Body. "A lot of self-tanners, even the ones labeled medium/dark, don't give you a lot of color, but this one does. And it doesn't streak-for real. I once decided to slap it on after a few glasses of wine, and I applied it so quickly and haphazardly that when I woke up the next morning, I was terrified to look in the mirror for fear of what I'd done to myself. But I didn't have one streak." -- Victoria Kirby, beauty editorWatch this video for tips on how to apply self-tanner.
Tan Towels. "I love tan towels because they're spaz-proof. They are the driest of the self-tanner paper towels I've used, so the color goes on really smoothly. It seems to look natural whether you're practically an albino like I am or a tanning freak like my aunt." -- Kristin Perrotta, editorial projects director
Jergens Natural Glow Revitalizing Daily Moisturizer. "I prefer looking like I got a little color as opposed to a full-blown tan. This takes a few days to build up, so I don't need to worry about smell or streaking. I also like that it's a moisturizer, so I can use it in place of my regular body lotion." -- Kayleigh Donahue, editorial assistant
Guerlain Terracotta Sunless Self-Tanning Spray. "This spray goes on even, never streaks, and gives an instant glow. I can even use it on my feet and ankles, where a lot of self-tanners tend to get blotchy and orange. Best of all, it doesn't smell." -- Jessica Prince, editorial assistant
-- Jessica Prince, Editorial Assistant
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