Tanning for most Latinas seems to be a non-issue. Many of us don’t burn, so skin cancer doesn’t even cross our minds. But it should: anyone can develop skin cancer, no matter their skin color. In fact, it’s even more serious for us because of the lack of self-monitoring – skin cancer is often detected too late and is frequently fatal for Latinas.
As part of skin cancer awareness month, we’ve rounded up the best self-tanning products to get that bronzed look without the sun. Que bonita!
Loreal Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Gel
This gel leaves a cooling sensation on the skin, and is super-easy to apply thanks to the spray bottle. It also has a citrus scent (so you don’t have to endure that chemical smell!).
Rodial Brazilian Tan Airbrush
Delivered in a light mist, this tan starts out as an instant glow that develops into a nice, even bronze.
Mary Kay Subtle Tanning Lotion
Giving a super-subtle tan, this lotion quickly builds up color in a week, so you can really control the level of your tan. (Plus, it absorbs quickly, so it won’t get on your clothes!)
Perricone MD No Sun Tanner
This non-streak formula creates a natural tan. It also moisturizes and tightens the skin. Bonus? You can use it on your face as well.
Tarte Amazon Bronze body bronzer
Not into the creams and sprays? This bronzer will give you a flattering glow without the commitment.