10 Ways to Ensure a Streak-Free Self-Tan

Truth be told, self tanners scare me. No matter what the bottles may promise, it seems to me that it's much easier to create orange splotches than an even, natural glow.

But it has officially reached that point in the summer when my unchanging fair complexion really needs a boost, so despite my fears, I'm taking the plunge.

To avoid any orange-hued disasters, I turned to tanning experts Sophie Evans of St. Tropez and Kim Carrasco of Sunless, Inc. for pro application tips and tricks.

Share my qualms? Click through below for everything you need to know about successfully using a self tanner. We can do this!

"Aerosol self-tans are the easiest option! St. Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Spray has been designed with a 360-degree nozzle so that you can spray upside down. Simply reach over your shoulders and spray from side to side, making sure everywhere is covered. It will also dry in 60 seconds and even if you feel it was not applied completely evenly it does not matter! Just as long as each part of the back has been covered, the skin can only absorb a certain amount of product—so once you have your first wash after a recommended development time of eight hours, it will be even, Trust me!" — Sophie Evans, St. Tropez Skin Finishing Expert

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