Exfoliator for the Face
M-61 PowerGlow® PeelShop Now
Use an exfoliator with glycolic or salicylic acid (this one has both!) to remove dead skin cells and reduce pore size. This will prep the skin to absorb color more evenly.Shop all face exfoliators
Editor's Tip: Avoid any oil-based products because they will leave a residue on your skin and cause a streaky tan.
Self-Tanner for the Face
St. Tropez Gradual Tan Everyday Face Lotion in Medium to DarkShop Now
Apply a small dab of tanner to areas of your skin where the sun would naturally hit like the bridge of your nose, apples of your cheeks, chin and forehead. Then, blend outwards and be careful not to over-apply tanner above the lip.Shop all face self-tanners
Self-Tanner for the Body
TanTowel Classic Full Body Fair/Medium (5 Pack)Shop Now
Start at the feet and ankles and work your way up, saving your arms for last. This will prevent unnatural marks and creases caused by bending over. If you use a mouse or lotion, attach a self-tanning mitt like James Read Tanning Mitt with a long-handled brush to apply tanner to hard-to-reach areas.Shop all body self-tanners
Editor's Tip: Choose your self-tanner based on your skin tone, not on your desired level of tan. Fair skin tones should choose a light to medium color, and olive and darker skin tones should choose medium to dark.