Self Tanners for Fair Skin
Some self tanners seem to make me too dark. Some don't do anything. Do you know of a good self tanner for very fair skin?
—picketyfence, an iVillage member
There are so many self tanners out there on the market that it really can be hard to choose. Some are meant to really make you look like you've been under the sun for hours, while others just give you a little bit of a glow.
For fair skin, I'd recommend:
• Jergens Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer for Fair Skin Tones: This applies on very light, but it will give your skin the perfect hint of "sun."
• Olay Body Touch of Sun Daily Body Lotion for Light/Medium Skin Tones: This also applies on very light, but will give your skin a really healthy shine.
• Neutrogena Summer Glow Daily Moisturizer with SPF 20 for Fair Skin Tones: This is perfect for adding a glow to your face. It's my fave self tanner for the face because it won't clog your pores.
You had also mentioned that some self tanners don't do anything at all. I think it's also important to exfoliate and clean your skin before you apply the self tanner. Apply the tinted moisturizer of your choosing right after a bath or shower. That may help in maintaining the glow.
—Ysolt Usigan, iVillage's senior editor of beauty and style and blogger of The Fashionator