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If you want to achieve that beautiful, “I just got back from vacation” glow without the harmful effects of the sun, try self-tanning. It’s a cheaper alternative to visiting a tanning salon, and it’s actually a lot easier to apply self-tanner than you think.

So how exactly does it work? You start with a smooth, moisturized base (to avoid any splotchy patches), and apply the tanning product right after taking a warm shower because the open pores will absorb product better. Now that you’re ready to achieve a gorgeous, bronzy glow, here are the best at-home tanning products you can try (from mousse and sprays to lotions and towelettes).

St. Tropez Self Tan Classic Bronzing Mousse $32

St. Tropez’s classic bronzing mousse is the holy grail of all self-tanners. The iconic product is known for its lightweight formula, streak-free application, and amazing results (it lasts up to 10 days!).

tarte Brazilliance PLUS+ Self-Tanner + Mitt $39

Infused with natural exfoliators and moisturizers, this tinted gel will give you beautifully-toned tan in just four hours while hydrating your skin.

Kate Somerville 360º Tanning Towelettes $48

For an even faster faux glow, grab these tanning towelettes from Kate Somerville. Just unfold the towelette and apply to the desired area for the easiest application yet.

Guerlain Terracotta Sunless Mist $59

The best part of this tanning mist is that you can adjust the shade of your tan. A light and quick spritz will provide a subtle glow while multiple applications will deepen your tan.

Tan-Luxe The Face Illuminating Self-Tan Drops $49

Want a bronzy glow for your face only? Tan-Luxe’s self-tan drops are easy to integrate into your moisturizer to create a luminous complexion.

xx, The FabFitFun Team