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These highly-rated self-tanning lotions, mousses, and liquids deliver natural-looking results, and don't leave behind unflattering orange streaks or splotches.

By Kathleen Felton
Updated January 18, 2019

By now, you better know that tanning is dangerous. Exposure to the sun's harmful UV rays boosts your risk of skin cancer, and studies suggest that people who use tanning beds triple their risk of melanoma.

That said, we get it: sometimes you still want that bronzed, just-back-from-the-beach glow (minus the skin cancer risk, of course). That's why there are hundreds of skin-safe self-tanners out there that can take you from pale and pasty to sunny and summery in minutes. But as anyone who's ever wound up with streaky, orange skin can attest, not all of these products are created equal.

To the rescue: These self-tanning lotions, liquids, mousses, and even water are guaranteed to give you a natural-looking fake bronze. Pick one that suits your preferred price range and application method, and get ready to glow all year round.

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