Sorry, Snooki, the rumors are true. It now costs an extra 10% to soak up UV rays indoors. The ‘Tanning Tax’ is intended to prevent fake-and-bakers from getting skin cancer and help pay off the health care reform. Since faux tanning is horrible for you anyways, and spray-tans can cost a small fortune, tan yourself at home with some of our favorite self-tanners and body bronzers. Your future self (and wrinkle-free skin) will thank you.
Lather on Origins The Great Pretender Self-Tanner ($18.50) for an instant shimmery bronze without ever looking orange.
For a more gradual glow, Neutrogena’s Build-A-Tan ($9.99) streak-free formula is perfect, especially for self tanning beginners.
Apply the Michael Kors Leg Shine ($32) for a quick fix to pale legs. It’s the perfect size for your purse, in case you need to touch up during the day.