When it comes to the sun, everyone should stay safe but if you have fair skin, sometimes it seems like you should just stay indoors and plan on being pale for the rest of your life. If that sounds like you, we have great news. We researched some of the best sun lotions for fair skin out there and put together this review to help you find one that meets your needs. First, let’s look at some of the key features to remember.
Sunscreen: Some of these formulas are meant to be worn outside as protection and have a sunscreen that ranges from SPF 8 to SPF 30. Others are self-tanners ideal for indoors that don’t provide any sun protection.
Bronzer: A lot of self tanning lotion for fair skin use bronzers to help achieve a tanned, natural look. While they work well, we know that some people prefer lotions without so we included a mix so there’s something for everyone.
Scented: There are only a few products that we considered “unscented” and, to be honest, some of them even smelled a little like sunscreen. Scented doesn’t mean that anything has been added. Most of the time, it comes from natural ingredients.
Water Resistant: Most of the products that are made for outdoor use are water resistant for up to 80 minutes. You usually have to apply them about 15 minutes before you go in the water. Some of them are even considered reef safe.
Paraben-Free: All of these products are paraben-free. Parabens were a preservative used in beauty products and lotions that were shown to potentially cause breast cancer so they’ve been removed from most modern products.
Weight: These products range a bit from 4 to 13.5 ounces. Bear in mind, though, that these lotions are different consistencies. They come in lotions, creams, and even a spray so some of them will require that you use more product.
Now that you know what to look for, let’s jump into our product reviews. Here’s the deal, we put our top and budget picks right at the top of the list so that you can get a good idea of the variety that’s out there even if you’re in a hurry. Stick around if you can, though. Whether you’re looking for the best bronzer tanning lotion for fair skin or sunscreen to wear to the beach, you’ll find it here. Okay, let’s go!
Article last updated on:
June 4, 2019