When choosing which sunless tanner product is right for you it's a good idea to consider ease of use and your natural skin type. I've ordered my sunless tanners from the easiest to use to the more methodical type.
I always recommend to apply at night, wearing gloves and shower and exfoliate before applying any of sunless tanner products. After your shower, use your towel to scrub off any extra dry skin, especially around knees, elbows, hands and feet. I also apply a regular moisturizer to my knees, elbows, hands and feet before applying the tanner because I have naturally very dry skin.
After applying my sunless tanner I wait 3-5 minutes before putting clothes on. Sometimes I use a hair dryer to speed up the drying, especially for the oil tanners.
After you've given the product a chance to absorb into the skin, you can use a cloth to dab any areas that still feel saturated. I always use a towel to wipe off excess oil from my elbows, knees, hands and feet.
Then I wear a loose shirt and shorts or pants. I try not to touch my skin with my hands until the following morning.
Easiest: My personal favourite and best for all skin types is the Sunless Tan Oil. I find it the easiest to spread evenly all over and my skin feels so soft and hydrated the next morning.
2nd Easiest: GLOW Tan Drops are best for combination, sensitive or uneven skin tones. Add your preferred number of drops to any moisturizer to achieve smoother looking tinted skin. I personally like to use the tan drops to reduce redness and maintain a natural glow without looking too tinted.
3rd Easiest: GLOW Water is best for normal skin types. Since it dries so quickly, if you have dry, oily or combination skin, you may get uneven patches of colour. I have very dry skin so the water is tricky to avoid patches. It's important to not miss a spot because unlike the oil that melts into the skin, the water dries almost instantly. When I use the water I moisturize dry areas, I stand on a towel and don't move. Then I spray body parts and massage into skin with a gloved hand.
4th Easiest: Sunless Tan Sticks are best for extremely dry skin types. The ultra-hydrating formula boosts collagen, plumps and firms skin. The kit comes with a preparation moisturizing stick to prepare common dry areas like elbows, knees, hands and feet. The sticks come in two tones, light or deep.