With the nicer weather (finally) here, that means the opportunity to ditch all the long-sleeved layers and rock shorts and t-shirts. For some girls, that also means they’d like to make a clean break from the grey skies of winter by embracing a summertime tan.
We’ve given you some helpful ideas for how to look tan (without a dangerous tanning bed, of course!), but what if you don’t feel like spending any money? What if you really want to do your tanning in a super easy and lazy way?
Well, then this fake tanning guide is for you. As always, results are not guaranteed, but we can guarantee these are the laziest ways out there to get (at least, attempt to get) a tan.
Easy Teeth WhiteningGurl editor Caitlin suggested whitening your teeth in order to look more tan. A simple solution? Just buy a bunch of those vampire fang teeth and pop them in. Seriously, I don't know if it's even possible to get real teeth that shockingly white, so this is probably a better alternative. Buy 12 for $3.50 from Amazon
Consider A White Wardrobe...Why stop at just your teeth? Take to wearing full white outfits so even if you didn't actually tan, you'll probably look more tan compared to your clothing. For a bonus effect, only stand against white walls and carry around a white piece of paper like this woman is doing. Source: Shutterstock.com
Or An Orange One!Here's an alternate fake tanning fashion direction. You see, whenever I try to use self-tanner, it takes a long time and I end up looking orange. Why not just skip a couple steps and get those same tanning results? Instead, just deck yourself out head-to-toe in shades of orange - long sleeve shirts, pants, hats, just total orange. If your skin is barely visible anyway, people will probably just assume its orange too, and voila, the illusion of tanning. Source: Shutterstock.com
Remember Tans Of The PastWere you super tan last summer? Just start recycling those same pictures of you at the park or at the beach on your social media, pretending like they are brand new snapshots. You may need to hide inside for the rest of the time so nobody can see that you're getting kind of creative with how you present your "current" tanness, but as long as it appears to everyone else that you're tan right now, that's really all that matters. Source: Shutterstock.com
Go Golden & GlisteningWhen I think of tans, I always hear words like "golden" and "glistening." Why not create a fake tan aura by dressing in ways that involve those two adjectives. Take this woman at the left! All you seem to need is just some sequins glued on a jacket and just some gold glitter splashed on your face. At the craft store, that'll only be a couple bucks! You'll truly be golden and glistening, and since those things describe a tan, by the transitive property (thanks math!) you are also now tan. Source: Shutterstock.com
Ditch The ShowerThe days of not being able to reach your back with self-tanner are over! Use that "emergency credit card" to do a bathroom makeover in your house and get a plumber in there to reroute your pipes into a big vat of self-tanner. You'll get an even tan every time! Okay, so now your shower is out of commission, but you don't even need to shower every day so this has just made the space more effective. At least, your parents should see it that way... Source: Shutterstock.com
Consolidate Your SpraysLazy girls like me don't like to have too many things on our to-do list. Spray perfume AND do a fake tan spray when getting ready in the morning? Whoa, too much. Just do a little mixing of your favorite perfume and your spray tan for a two-in-one. Okay, I'm not exactly sure how well they will mix and you may just end up with a splotchy tan around your neck and wrists, but it's better than nothing, right? Plus, you've saved time! Source: Shutterstock.com
Get The Outdoor ExperienceWant the outdoor tanning experience? You know, where you just lay out all day, flipping through magazines and living it up lazy-style. You can totally still do that! Just with a hat, lots of sunscreen and under an umbrella to keep your skin safe from the harmful sun rays. Hey, tanning is more about the outdoor experience than the actual result, right? Source: Shutterstock.com
What are some (safe!) things you do to try and look more tan? Tell us in the comments!