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    A Whole Lot Of People Swear By This Natural Tanning Lotion

    Get a bronze-y tint without having to leave your own house! What more could ya ask for in life?

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    Dresses, swimsuits, and shorts season (aka the BEST time of the year) is right around the corner — and hallelujah, honestly. Since it can still be too cold to lay out in the sun during the springtime in some places, you may be looking for an alternative for getting a lil' tan *before* the summer that doesn't involve this:


    Ugh, this was such a good episode. Long live Friends.

    Well, good news, because this Beauty by Earth natural tanning lotion can give you a pretty bronze glow just in time to rock your cutest romper.

    It's formulated with aloe vera, shea butter, coconut oil, and jojoba oil — to name a few of its many natural ingredients — so it smells nice AND doesn't use any harsh chemicals.

    Customers who've tried it out for themselves LOVE this lotion, and it has the ratings and pics to prove it. I mean, hello, it has 2,400+ reviews, and 75% of them give it five stars.

    KO /,

    "I live in Southern California. I'm in my seventies and spent many early years sitting at the beach and loved getting a tan. Those days are long gone! And in those days, skin cancer was not talked about. In today's world it's very important to take good care of your skin and avoid the strong sun on your skin.

    I found this self tanner by Beauty by Earth. The reviews were really supportive and several people wrote some great experiences. I was a little nervous because the cream is pure white. I followed the directions and exfoliated my skin from face to toes. I did apply a small amount of moisturizer on my face first. I did use a small facial sponge to apply product to my face and I used it sparingly. This was about 8:30 a.m. By noon, I had a really nice glow and lovely color. As the day progressed more color appeared. I look like I've been to the Bahamas!" —Sam Harris

    But ok, ok, I know you came here for some good photos, so let's get started! It works amazingly well on faces without leaving any weird orange streaks:

    Casey /

    "I have very, very, very fair skin and I can never find a self-tanning product that doesn't make me too dark or orange, until I tried this one. I used it once last night and I love the results sooo much! I will be buying this again when I run out!!" —Casey

    And legs!

    Joselyn /

    "Works great! Some products leave streaks and are orange-y, but this wasn't. Picture on the left is before, top is after one application, bottom is after two applications. Very pleased with this product!" —Joselyn

    And yes, arms, too!

    LC /

    "This worked super quick! In two days I looked bronze-y. Some areas looked slightly orange-ish but overall I got what I wanted. I used on my very sensitive dry face and did not have any funny reactions, but it did make me oily by the end of the day, which wasn’t a big deal. The smell is light and it didn’t stain my clothes. Follow the instructions regarding shaving/exfoliating/letting it dry before getting dressed." —LC

    TL;DR: This tanning lotion is amazing.

    LC /

    "My favorite feature about this product is that it actually works in a few hours, as the bottle advertises. I put this on for the first time before work, and by lunch my coworker asked me if I went tanning! It leaves you with a light bronze glow, with NO orange tint!! Also, there is no bad odor; the smell is similar to sunscreen, so I don't feel uncomfortable or gross putting it on before I go to work in the morning. (With other self-tanners that have a strong or bad smell, I must use them at night when I am not out of the house.) I use this product about three times a week and I absolutely love the color it gives me!!! This is seriously one of my favorite and best self-tanners I have ever used." —Brooke Foxx

    So, what have we learned today? You can get a nice tan from the comfort of your own home (yay for minimal effort!). Happy almost summer, everyone!


    Get it from Amazon for $26.99.

    And don't forget to grab yourself a self-tanning applicator mitt! Get one from Amazon for $9.99.

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