Unless you are submerged in a swimming pool, the idea of voluntarily being outside this week is unthinkable. The heat advisory is no joke! Instead of suffering (or seriously harming yourself) to get a summer glow, we suggest faking one instead. Plus, you'll be saving yourself the skin damage which is always a win in our book.

Spray Tan

This method has come a long way. Gone are the days of emerging as an orange (well, most days) as most places offer a hand-applied spray. Most spray tans will last for 10 days, which makes this sunless option ideal for vacation, big events, and weddings. Prices will range from studio to studio, but most places, like Poppy & Ivy, are under $60.


Fake that glow with the help of tinted moisturizer, foundation, and of course, bronzer. Begin with clean skin before applying your makeup in layers: we recommend a foundation that matches your skin tone, followed by bronzer (Tip: use a big fluffy brush). Most have highlighter in their formulas, offering just the right amount of glow, instantly.


Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer Mini, $26, Sephora, sephora.com


Perfecting Skin Tint, $26, Glossier, glossier.com


Les Beiges Healthy Glow Luminous Colour, $58, Chanel, chanel.com


For a convenient and sunless tan, we recommend turning to TanTowel. They have options for both face and body, which are chock full of ingredients (Aloe Vera, Pro Vitamin B5, and Pentavitin to name a few) to enhance skin hydration and deliver a healthy-looking glow. Color will begin to appear in just 2-4 hours, making these a great last-minute and mess-free solution. 

tan towels

Body Tan Towelettes, $29, TanTowel, tantowel.com

tan face

Face Tan Towelettes, $30, TanTowel, tantowel.com