Take Your Tan Into The Fall With My Best Faux Glow Tips

It may be fall, but that doesn't mean your (faux) tan has to fade... Below are all my best tips and tricks to achieve (or maintain) a natural-looking (absolutely not orange) faux tan all year long.


  • The smoother the skin, the smoother the tan — so be sure to exfoliate or shave first.
  • Textured scrub gloves and nylon polishing towels are especially effective when it comes to removing dead skin (and also help to combat streaks and discolored patches).
  • Apply a light layer of lotion to elbows, knees, heels, toes, before your tanning product to prevent those dryer areas from absorbing excess formula.
  • Petroleum jelly will act as a barrier for palms, nails, cuticles, or any other places you don’t want to tan.


St. Tropez One Night Only Instant Tan

For an on-demand tan that you can rinse of immediately, their Wash-Off Instant Glow for face and One Night Only body formula is a cult favorite.

Jergens Natural Glow 3 Days to Glow

I love the medium-strength Jergens 3 Days to Glow because you get a noticeable boost of color after just one application, but still have the option to build up to a deeper color.

St. Tropez Tanning Applicator Mitt

Trust me when I say, it’s worth investing a little extra in an applicator mitt to help evenly distribute your tanning product and keeps your hands from getting stained. 

Alpha Beta Glow Pad Gradual Glow

For those who like double-duty beauty, Dr. Dennis Gross' Alpha Beta Glow Pads for face and body are fantastic, as they pack a punch with vitamins and anti-aging ingredients.


  • Stand in front of a fan or use your hair dryer on a cool setting to help dry any tacky areas where the formula may not be drying.
  • Use a talc body powder to absorb excess moisture to help prevent streaking.
  • Sprinkle the talc all over, but especially on high friction spots or any areas that tend to perspire (like under your "girlfriends").
  • A quick blast with your blow dryer again will remove excess powder.