However baked you want your body to look (golden croissant? gingersnap?), there’s a faux glow to get your there safely. We tested every self-tanner under the sun and found a sweet spectrum’s worth of winners.
Jergens Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer, Fair to Medium
When you want a bare-minimum tan, take it slow. This lotion builds up color over a week. ($9, at drugstores)