Most of us are all about getting our faux glow on before a weekend away, but you want to look like you actually went somewhere when you get back, right? Whether your travels take you beachside or to the countryside, hopefully you’re slathering on the SPF before stepping outdoors—and that’s where self-tanner comes in. I’ve been known to hoard samples since TSA-friendly tubes or bottles have been hard to come by in the past, but thanks to Fake Bake we can all take our glow to go.
This go-to bronzing brand offers minis of the Original Self-Tan Lotion and the Flawless Self-Tan Liquid (plus kits that include tanner, pre-tan scrub and moisturizer) that also give you a chance to try before you buy the full-size. I love the Flawless Self-Tan Liquid because the tinted spray-on formula makes application a breeze, and you get instant color without any self-tanner smell. I definitely recommend heeding Fake Bake’s advice to moisturize dry spots like elbows, knees and feet before applying for a little extra “slip” that helps you blend the tanner evenly and achieve a natural-looking result. Your golden glow develops in just a few hours, and the color lasts for about four days without getting streaky or splotchy as it fades. P.S. The travel-size liquid also comes with a pair of rubber gloves and the plushest applicator mitt ever!
‘Tis the season for a golden glow, both in far-flung locales and close to home—and with a little help from Fake Bake you can always have healthy, sunkissed skin.