5 Self-Tanning Products That Will Help You Maintain Your Summer Glow Well Into Fall

No sun? No problem! Just because it’s officially fall, doesn’t mean you have to say goodbye to your gorgeous summer glow. Rather than relying solely on shimmery bronzers for the next few months, we recommend maintaining your dewy skin tone in a more permanent way: through luxurious self-tanning products. Continue reading for a look at some of the best self-tanners available right now.

Warning: prepare for everyone you meet to ask what tropical destination you just returned from.

1. Vita Liberata Ten Minute Tan

Vita Liberata’s skincare line focuses entirely on luxurious and organic tanning products, meaning the brand is a must on any list of products intended to help you maintain that summer glow. Our personal favourite VL item? The Ten Minute Tan for face and body. This rapid-performance lotion takes only 10 minutes (or 20 minutes for a darker result) to work its magic. After massaging the lotion into your skin, let it dry for the suggested time before stepping into the shower and patting yourself dry. After that, simply wait 4-6 hours and behold — you’ll look in the mirror to find a seemingly natural golden tan. What could be easier?

2. Space.NK.Apothecary Soleil Terrybly Hydra Bronzing Tinted Serum

Space.NK.Apothecary’s Terrybly Hydra Bronzing Tinted Serum “stimulates melanin to keep sunny radiance in sight at all times.” Its featherweight, all-natural formula promises to activate your tan, extend your colour, and fight signs of aging. The one caveat? This all-in-one product works best on your face only, and should be applied with a brush to your cheeks, forehead, nose, and chin.

3. Tarte Brazilliance Plus+ Self-Tanner + Mitt

Vegan, hypoallergenic, and free from parabens and phthalates, the Brazilliance Self-Tanner from cosmetic magnum Tarte guarantees to have your friends asking which beach you’ve just been visiting. Containing natural boosters and exfoliators, this self-tanning lotion will reveal a deep yet natural-looking tan after just 4 hours. Even better? The handy application mitt prevents any streaks, while the lotion is infused with Tarte’s PUREshield™ scent-control technology, ensuring you will only see, not smell, the results.

4. Say Hello To Sexy Legs Tinted Glow Gel

If you’re looking for a boost of colour on your gams, look no further than the Say Hello To Sexy Legs Tinted Glow Gel! This product is specifically proven to give legs a bronze glow in a matter of minutes. Simply apply the gel to your legs and reapply as needed until you’ve reached your preferred colouring. The transfer-resistant formula prevents streaks and doesn’t stain clothes, which means you can apply the bronzer mere minutes before you head out the door. Whether you’re in need of a quick boost before a weekend soirée or a major glow in the lead-up to your beach getaway, you can’t go wrong with this one.

5. Clarins Liquid Bronze Self Tanning

Clarins’ Liquid Bronze Self Tanning not only acts as a tanner but also as a moisturizer. Soft, lightweight, and milky, this two-in-one self-tanner might be the perfect fall remedy. If you’re after subtle, sun-kissed skin, this is the product for you. Apply with a cotton pad to your face and décolletage, and just wait for the results — soft, bronzed, healthy-looking skin!

Emily Southey
Emily Southey is a freelance writer from Vancouver. Currently based in Toronto, it was during her time studying History and English at McGill and University College London that she became interested in writing. When she's not working, you can typically find her in a museum, baking cupcakes, watching Disney musicals, or Instagramming her new favourite coffee spot.