I am a self-confessed fake tan convert and now addict. When I decided to write this post I admit I was cynical to say the least, as a very pale-skinned girl I’d never tried fake tan, thinking I’d look ridiculous. After trying out a whole load – and I mean a whole load – as I said, I’m a convert and officially jumping on the fake tan band wagon.
Just so you don’t have to, I have tried out a ridiculous number of fake tanning products from a variety of price ranges and chosen my favourite three to recommend to you. They are of various prices so hopefully there is something for everyone.
Dove Summer Glow Moisturiser – £5.10
This is the cheapest of my top three fake tans, at just over £5 it is a real bargain. It contains ”A unique combination of active Dove moisturisers and a hint of self tanning agents to gradually build a natural summer glow”. I guess the idea is much the same as Johnson’s holiday skin, but I preferred this product. It goes on like a normal moisturiser, having used the Johnson’s version before, I was really thorough with rubbing it in and making sure there was a good coverage to avoid streaks. The only downside is that you have to wait a good 2 hours before it is entirely soaked in, which is why I’d recommend to apply it before bed. I thought the colour was really nice and noticeable, but still subtle and natural looking. As it contains a moisturiser, my legs were also silky soft. Unlike a lot of fake tans I tried, it doesn’t wash off or go streaky once you’ve been in the shower which is fab, infact it tends to develop in to a deeper colour over about a week after which it starts to fade. It’s a really good bottom price fake tan, you can’t argue with the quality for just £5.
HeShi Range – £40 for all three steps incl. tanning mit.