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Beauty: Self Tanners

The sun is finally out but the bright white glare from your legs still makes you feel like it's anything but summer! We all know that tanning is bad for your skin and that years of tanning will do a lot of damage to your skin and health so what's a girl to do to get that sunkissed glow? Luckily self-tanners for both your face and body have come a long way since the old days of streaky, orange skin results! It's best to use a separate one for your face and body as facial skin is a lot more sensitive. Since there are so many sunless tanning options out there, it's easy to get confused when you hit the drugstore - everyone promises the same sunkissed glow but as we've discovered through trial and error - not all self-tanners are created equal! Trust us when we say we've had to hide out in our bedroom after a bad self-tanning incident. And don't even get us started on the time we turned just our legs bright orange and had to wear pants in the scorching heat to avoid the stares! Eek! That's why we've done the work for you and picked the top 5 self-tanners to ensure a smooth transition from winter complexion to summer glow!

Self-tanning tips

1.Before you start tanning it's important to remember to EXFOLIATE! This way the self-tanner will apply evenly and not grab onto any dry patches of skin. Use a gentle cream exfoliant for face or body and moisturize immediately afterwards.


2. Don't forget to shave before applying self-tanner and to put extra moisturizing lotion on elbows and knees to make sure the self-tanner absorbs better on these drier spots.


3.If you want to wear makeup, keep it light - all you need is some lipgloss, mascara and highlighter cream or powder to enhance your glow!


Top 5 Self Tanners!

L'Oreal Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Gelee, $9.99

Contains Vitamin E and your tan develops slowly in a matter of hours!


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St. Tropez Whipped Bronze Mousse, $19.99

Dries in only 60 seconds and can be used on face or body!


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Jergens Natural Glow Moisturizer for Face, $10

Apply this daily facial moisturizer for a gradual, natural looking sunless tan!

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Neutrogena Build-A-Tan Gradual Sunless Tanning, $9.99

So easy to control your tan with this stuff! You get a bit darker with each application!

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Maui Babe Browning Lotion (available at www.Ulta.com), $13.49

Not only does this make you look like you've been surfing at the beach all day, it smells AMAZING!

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Do You Use Tanning Products?

  • All the time!
  • Bronzing beads are cool cuz it's just like make-up.
  • I hate self-tanners cuz they're greasy and icky!
  • I don't use them cuz they take too long to tint my skin.

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"SatanslilDemon" wrote: Ok so I have a dilemma. I really, and I mean really like this guy. He's considerate of my mental wellbeing and health, plus he's really funny and sweet. He's respectful, loyal, and his hugs are the best ever(he's like a foot and 4 inches taller than me). the dilemma is, he'stwentyandI'mfifteenturningsixteensoon.... I'm not gonna even ask about dating him until i'm sixteen but I've called him in total anxiety attack crying my eyes out and he calmed me down and made me laugh, and I invited him to come see a choir performance so he spent the day with me... My mom ships us... but I'm a little worried because of the age difference  and experience difference and just, I don't want to miss the chance of being with him because of it. ​  any advice??? It's really nice that your mother supports it, that always helps!! I'm glad that your family enjoys his company as well. Being 16 while he's 20 is alright. It's a slight odd age gap. But, I think as long as you both are ready, it's alright. Make sure you're mature and safe with your choices though. Personally, I think you should wait until you're closer to at least, 17. But, as long as you two are smart about what you're doing, it should be alright when it come around to it.
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fitta
"Shygirl15" wrote:I really like this boy in my second period class but i dont know how to tell him because he knows that im transgender do whatever makes you feel comfortable or just wing it and tell him and if he tells you something because you're trans forget about him! He doesn't deserve you. But it's totally okay if you want to play it safe and not go up to him. You do you. :3 
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"SatanslilDemon" wrote: Ok so I have a dilemma. I really, and I mean really like this guy. He's considerate of my mental wellbeing and health, plus he's really funny and sweet. He's respectful, loyal, and his hugs are the best ever(he's like a foot and 4 inches taller than me). the dilemma is, he'stwentyandI'mfifteenturningsixteensoon.... I'm not gonna even ask about dating him until i'm sixteen but I've called him in total anxiety attack crying my eyes out and he calmed me down and made me laugh, and I invited him to come see a choir performance so he spent the day with me... My mom ships us... but I'm a little worried because of the age difference  and experience difference and just, I don't want to miss the chance of being with him because of it. ​  any advice??? i suggest you wait i mean you are going to be 16 that's way too young to be dating someone who is 4/5 years older than you,no? You can still talk to him when it comes to your anxiety attacks and all of that because I have those too every night so I know how it feels, but maybe you should wait. But at the end of the day it's your decision I'm just here to give advice 
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SatanslilDemon
Ok so I have a dilemma. I really, and I mean really like this guy. He's considerate of my mental wellbeing and health, plus he's really funny and sweet. He's respectful, loyal, and his hugs are the best ever(he's like a foot and 4 inches taller than me). the dilemma is, he'stwentyandI'mfifteenturningsixteensoon.... I'm not gonna even ask about dating him until i'm sixteen but I've called him in total anxiety attack crying my eyes out and he calmed me down and made me laugh, and I invited him to come see a choir performance so he spent the day with me... My mom ships us... but I'm a little worried because of the age difference  and experience difference and just, I don't want to miss the chance of being with him because of it. ​  any advice???
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SmartSunnyShadow
I feel like that too. My best friend will always hang out with her 'new friends' that I have a really bad opinion about. My friend will treat me rudely all the time and sometimes make fun of me with her friends. But, when I needed her the most in my life, she was there for me, and I told her how I felt. She says that she just wants to hang out with more people and apologized, people can be a little teasy at times.  Also, after seeing each other for a long time, people make new friends and start hanging out with them more, it doesn't mean that she doesn't like you.  This may be different for you, but just tell her about it, she will have to know you feelings at one point.  Hope I helped you. 
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