Best Self Tanner for Fair Skin: St. Tropez

My daughter Rachel is porcelain white and while she embraces her royal skin tone, she sometimes wants to have that fresh, sun-kissed look so she can be bikini-ready for the summer. She tried a few different formulas, and found that the St. Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Mousse worked best and is extremely natural-looking. I am a huge fan of this product (and use if myself) so I know it works well on all skin tones.

Rachel before applying the St. Tropez self-tanning mousse. She exfoliated her skin first in the shower with Kiehl's Soy Milk & Honey Body Polish. It's important to exfoliate before you self-tan to achieve the best results.

St. Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Mousse, $32. 

Shake the bottle of mousse first and  then apply to special St. Tropez Tan Applicator Mitt. Using this mitt ensures an even, streak-free application and prevents your palms from staining.


Apply immediately and evenly to large areas first. Move sponge in circular motions to blend. Rachel and I love the mousse because it's super light, easy to apply and looks extremely natural. Dries in 60 seconds!

Dont' forget your feet! 


After. Rachel is a few shades darker. If you want more color, just apply another coat and wait about 5 minutes before getting dressed!