Fake tans are back on the agenda - it's official. It doesn't feel like we've seen proper sun for a long time but things are brightening up fast enough and our pasty limbs aren't ready for an outing - yet.
Thankfully, fake tanning formulas are just getting better and better, and a gorgeous healthy all-year-round glow is a genuine possibility. Not only does it make you feel fresher and more fabulous but it's not harming like those pesky UV rays. Whether it's an all-over tan for a date or a night out, or just to make you feel that little bit better, it's definitely worth it. (‘It’ being the application bother, slight after-scent and risk of turning your collars a rusty orange.)
How to apply fake tan? Our best fake tan tips are to apply it before bed, sleep in loose clothing you don't mind getting tan-stained, and then washing it off in the morning to minimise that infamous biscuity smell. And don't forget the mitt to avoid that classic error: tanned palms. If all goes wrong, never fear - here's how to remove fake tan, in 3 simple steps...
When it comes to fake tan, we're sort of past the point where anything goes. We want bespoke, natural-looking tans that last, with no rogue streaks or tell-tale tidemarks. But with so many products out there, it's easy to get stuck using your old favourite without trying the new-on-the scene formulas – which might actually be better sorted to your needs.
The need for natural, which has overcome the beauty industry in the last few years, has reached the tanning world too. Though in the past, organic products may not have filled people with optimism, there’s nowadays there’s some serious self-tanning contenders.
From the classic St Tropez to TanOrganic's 100% natural formula, here's our tried and tested top mousses, creams and sprays for your body and face...
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