In warm months and on beach trips especially, I want a healthy glow but I don’t want to spend unhealthy hours in the sun! I have found several clean self tanners I enjoy using to share with you.
I have been a fan of self tanners since I was in my early 20s. I love spending time outdoors but I am a fanatic about protecting myself and my family from the sun. My partnership with Cabana Life evolved from this!
The first clean self tanner that I found was Chocolate Sun. I have shared it a few times on Instagram stories. It is so easy that an eight-year-old can use it. I know this because my youngest daughter did! I tucked her into bed one night and thought she smelled like a chocolate chip cookie and couldn’t figure out what it was. And the next morning I realize she had a golden tan on her legs and arms!
Chocolate Sun is a natural, organic, sunless tanning lotion. Chocolate Sun is handcrafted from organically grown and wild botanical herbs, pure essentials oils and all natural preservatives. It is based in Santa Monica, California and opened a salon in 2003 and began sharing their sunless tanning and body care collection in 2005. The original has a very faint chocolate fragrance. It also comes in citrus and unscented. I use # 3 Absolute Sun.
Beauty by Earth Self Tanner is a new find for me. It is easy to apply and produces a nice healthy glow. Beauty by Earth is a clean skin care brand dedicated to organic, natural and non-toxic skin care. They also make a face specific self tanner and a dry shampoo that I look forward to trying.
The next two tanners are from a company called Vita Liberata. I have tried their 10 minute tan and their foaming water. With the other tanners, I usually do them in the evening after I take a shower. This is a great option when you need a tan and you need it quick! The Invisi Mousse Foaming Tan Water is a very easy to use in buildable tanning option.
I’ll be sharing my process for how I use these great products but the key is exfoliation, exfoliation, exfoliation! The Beautycounter Sugar Scrub and also the Absolute Sun Cocoa Caramel Body Scrub are two of my favorite pre-self tanning exfoliators.
As always I love your feedback so let me know if you’ve used these or if you have other favorite clean self tanners I should know about!
P.S.-Clean skin care is truly important to me. We all try to watch what we put in our bodies but we need to also take care of what we put on our skin which is our largest organ. You can read more about why clean beauty is important here. My Clean Summer Skincare routine is a great one to check out if you need some new products to try. Plus, don’t forget to protect your skin with my favorite Clean Sunscreens!
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