Get your summer tan off to a head start with our pick of the best fake tans for all skin typesWant to achieve a fabulous faux glow this summer? Our pick of the best fake tans, gradual tanners and tanning lotions will give you a gorgeous, natural colour without a ray of sunshine in sight.
Most gradual tans are lightweight lotions, which is perfect if you’re a beginner. You’ll get a natural glow that develops day by day, and it’s versatile enough to use on both your face and your body. They look just like your average moisturiser, so be sure to wash your hands straight after application, or alternatively you can use a mitt.
If you’re looking for a deeper, long lasting tan, a foam application is super easy to use and gives a gorgeous natural finish. You can find instant/wash off tans, but most of the foams are designed to last. Apply the foam, then leave on for a specific amount of time before showering (always read the directions as each brand/product differs). It’ll last for a few days without the need of any further top-up. The best part about foams — they guarantee a flawless, streak-free finish.
Need an instant tan? The Areo foam tan from Bondi Sands will give you the tan of your dreams within the hour! This range is designed to dry fast, offering either a light or dark finish, depending on your preference.
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