Gone are the days where we need to expose our skin to the sun in other to achieve sunkissed tanned skin. Most fake tans are now achieved using self-tanning products. As we all know exposing our skin to the sun can cause damage to your skin leading to early aging.
This is where fake tanning comes in, there are many products out there that are filled with skin-loving ingredients like hyaluronic acid, aloe vera, SPFs e.t.c., they also come in liquid, gel, or cream formula.
Moreso, there are now many self-tanning products that are suitable for various skin tones to lend a little extra colour to pale complexions, or deepen and add glow to darker skin tones the option is yours.
The best fake tan is the one with a natural subtle glow rather than creating anything streaky or unbelievable. Some self-tan comes in a clear mist or some in a mouse & mitt formula. The clear mists are usually subtle and gradual while the mousse can be instant. Some self-tan comes in drops where you can easily mix them with your moisturisers to achieve a natural gradual tan glow. Fake tan can last up to 10 days, baths and showering can shorten the longevity which is okay you can easily reapply when needed.
When it comes to applying your fake tan, it’s always advisable to start by cleansing and scrubbing your skin first, keep the skin dry, protect your nails by adding a bit of vaseline on them so they don’t go brown, your favourite moisturiser can also be added to your elbow, knees, ankles, and feet to stop pigment collecting too heavily in those areas. The key is to be meticulous with covering every area but be sparing around feet, ankles, knees, and hands by using a simple blending brush. Avoid using deodorant or perfume before application as this can mix with the self-tan solution leading to a streaky finish. When finished, ensure your limbs look healthy and lustrous, and keeping your skin hydrated is key to an endless summer glow.
Here are the best self-tans you should shop this spring-summer season: