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!
1. Self-Tanners: L'Oreal
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!).
2. Self-Tanners: Rodial
Rodial Brazilian Tan Airbrush
Delivered in a light mist, this tan starts out as an instant glow that develops into a nice, even bronze.
3. Self-Tanners: Mary Kay
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!)
4. Self-Tanners: Perricone MD
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.
5. Self-Tanners: Tarte
Tarte Amazon Bronze body bronzer
Not into the creams and sprays? This bronzer will give you a flattering glow without the commitment.