OK, so I am no stranger to fake tan. I use it every day, some may call it an obsession.
I am naturally very fair skinned and I dye my hair quite dark, to avoid the ghost look I love to add a bit of colour to my skin. I buy all of my fake tan myself, believe me, it gets expensive! But I have tried A LOT, which means I know quite a lot about many products and brands. I will share with you a few of the ones I think are best!
Always use a tanning mitt and gloves underneath.
no one likes orange palms, and a mitt makes your tan even and smooth looking. Some mitts just fall to pieces though, I believe the best one actually comes free with Fake Bake Flawless self tanner!
Exfoliate! I know everyone goes on about it, but scrubbing all those dead skin cells off a day before you tan really does make your tan look far better. I recommend Vanilla Biscuit shower gel, with scrubby bits from the pink cow company mentioned in my previous blog. It really does smell amazing!
Also you can buy in shower scrubbing mitts from any good drug store, they are brilliant if you wear a lot of tan and struggle to actually get it all off!
Fake Bake Original
This tan is a cream and is dark brown in colour, the biggest down side to this product is that it does not smell nice at all. The up side, however is that it looks awsome! its quite dark at first but when you wash it off it is a lovely colour (not orange AT ALL) and always even.
Fake Bake Body Butter
The body butter is VERY creamy, which leaves skin feeling very smooth. However it is not as dark as the others. Like all of fake bake's products it is not streaky eather and does smell very nice.
St Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Mousse
This mousse is fab; it doesnt streak, it smells like you have been on holiday and lasts for ages! I find that this brand has more orange tones than fake bake, and is slightly stickier which is why it is my second fave!
Famous Dave's Liquid Spray
Famous Dave's has a lovely smell and is also very even, it is quite expensive and as it as a liquid it is very runny so you'll need a mitt to stop it from dripping everywhere! It is a lovely colour, very simular to St Tropez.
Xen-Tan Dark Lotion
I find this product is too orange to use on my upper body but so fab on my legs! a little goes a long way with Xen-Tan which means it is good value. It smells lovely as it is almond scented so you will avoid that wet dog smell which some tans have! It is also best applied with a mitt to avoid any patchy areas.