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I Tried In-Shower Self-Tanner and Was Not Impressed… Here’s Why

Self-tanner can be a nightmare to apply. You never really know if you’ve covered every nook and cranny of your body, and you certainly can’t tell if you chose the right shade … until it’s too late. So when I came across an in-shower self-tanner that promised to make application a piece of cake and leave me looking like a bronzed goddess, I had to test it out.

As it turns out, in-shower self-tanner is not a beauty godsend. It’s not even a beauty blessing. And, quite frankly, I’d rather walk around with a streaky faux glow (or bare my ghostly skin to the world) than ever have to apply the pointless product again. Here’s why:

It’s all bark and no bite

Woman with long hair taking shower

Woman with long hair taking shower In-shower self-tanners just aren’t always effective. | CentralITAlliance/Getty Images

If it smells like self-tanner and looks like self-tanner, chances are, it’s self tanner, right? Wrong. After following the instructions, I thought for certain I would step out of the shower with a post-Hawaiian-holiday glow. But, boy was I wrong — and as pale as ever. For best results, the packaging suggested using the self-tanner three days in a row. So, I followed the advice and gave it another go, and then another go. Still nothing.

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