Tuesday, 23 August 2016
Quick, Easy & Natural Fake Tanning Options
Even though it's still technically Summer, it's not exactly the kind of weather, here in the UK anyway, where you'd expect to get a tan. I mean, I'm one of those people who doesn't tan at all, regardless of the weather, as well. This will be all too apparent in my Floridian blog posts in a couple of months time. But back to the British weather. Unless you're heading off somewhere sunny soon, fake tanning is kind of the only option, so I've been putting a couple to the test and these are the ones that have impressed me the most;
Madame La La West Coast Face Bronzing Serum* - The whole notion of fake tanning my face normally fills me with fear. Surely I can't be the only one who worries that it will turn out orange/too dark or cling to every dry patch of skin? Unlike other areas of your body, if you've messed up, it's pretty hard to hide. I had heard great things about this particular product so I was happy to put it to the test when I was sent out this bottle.
First of all, this actually hydrates the skin; a big bonus, especially for someone with rather dry and dehydrated skin, like myself. It's also buildable. If you're pale like me, you can just apply a tiny amount for a lovely subtle glow but if you're looking for something darker you can build it up until you're suitably bronzed. This really does take away any fears about fake tanning the face. It's also currently down from £26 to £12 on Urban Outfitters right now, which is definitely a saving worth taking advantage of as it's still full price elsewhere.
NKD SKN Pre-Shower Tan* - When St Tropez first released their in shower tanning lotion I wasn't sure whether or not to give it a try, especially as I'd heard mixed reviews. This pre-shower offering from NKD SKN works exactly as you'd imagine it to. You apply it ten minutes before getting into the shower and start to see the results about 2-8 hours after application.
What I really love about this is the fact that it's natural looking and there's no traditional 'fake tan' smell either. This might be a bit too natural if you're looking for a particularly deep tan but for someone as pale as me, this is absolutely ideal. You could certainly build up the colour though.
Skinny Tan Gradual Tanner - It's not often that a fake tan brand jumps out at me when I'm out shopping but something about this gradual tanner's packaging immediately caught my attention. I tried many gradual tans in my teens, all of which made me look a bit orange for some reason (ah high school!) This again, like the other tans mentioned so far, looks lovely and natural. It also sunk into the skin quickly, meaning you don't end up feeling sticky or slimy and it developed overnight for me, as I applied this just before bed.
I'm not sure how 'skinnier' this made me, even though you do always look slimmer and healthier with a glow but I'd definitely recommend checking this out the next time you're at Superdrug.
Solait Wear Off 60 Minute Express Tan - Speaking of Superdrug, I took advantage of a little Solait deal that they had on and picked up this 60 Minute Express Tan, on the basis of blog research, of course. This, like the whole Superdrug Solait range, is crazy affordable. It's also streak-free.
Unlike the other tans that I've mentioned in today's post, this does smell a little bit biscuit-y. If you know what I mean? But it's not the worst. If you're looking for a reasonably priced fake tan to use or need a quick fix before a big night out, I'd definitely opt for this one.
Are you a fan of fake tan? If so, which is your favourite? And what do you look for when it comes to fake tan?
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