I don’t know about you, but I am very lazy when it comes to fake tanning. I can’t really be bothered to make sure it’s rubbed in correctly and ensure that I haven’t missed any bits, whilst walking around in the nude waiting for it to dry! The combination of the following products help me to achieve the summer glow all year round at minimum effort.
Garnier Summer Body Moisturising Lotion is a gradual tanning body moisturiser that gives a great colour, goes on smoothly, sinks in easily and doesn’t ever leave me streaky. You can use this every day to build up your tan, but I probably only use it once to twice a week depending on how tanned I want to be. It lasts a good few days before fading and looks quite natural. As with all fake tans, you still do have to be careful about washing your hands, especially in between your fingers! I tend to exfoliate in the shower first and then apply this once I’ve dried off. I apply it all over, then wash my hands and finally do the back of my hands by rubbing the backs of them together. A 500ml bottle costs £7.50, although it always seems to be on offer, especially during the summer months, and will last you ages. There are two varieties, light sun-kissed look and dark sun-kissed look. I use the dark sun-kissed look on my medium toned skin and is a great colour. Pale skins may need the light version though.
Clarins Liquid Bronze Self Tanning for face gives a beautiful healthy colour to the face that looks extremely natural. At first I thought it was a little too natural, but realised that I just didn’t look orange at all which is what I got with other products. It’s non-sticky formula sinks into the skin easily and has a pleasant smell to it. I apply this as per the instructions, after cleansing I put a blob on a cottonwool pad as apply it all over my face including my neck. After about 5 minutes, I can then apply my regular moisturiser followed by my make up straightaway which takes all the phaff away from not having to wait for ages for it to dry. I tend to apply this in the morning but would work equally well as part of your night time routine. I have quite sensitive, acne-prone skin, and this has not broken me out all, which is a winner for me and will definitely be repurchasing this when it eventually runs out. I found the cheapest place to buy this is Escentual.com where 125ml will set you back £14.40, which is 20% cheaper than buying it from a Clarins counter.
Have you tried either of these or do you have any recommendations for easy-to-use self tanning products?