TANNING PRODUCTS TRIED AND TESTED
By Sophie Holmes, 18 August 2018
Bondi Sands Self Tanning Foam Dark, £14.99
Isle Of Paradise Self Tanning Drops, £19.99
The best way to describe this product: an Instagram filter in a bottle. For those who have self-tan commitment issues, this is the product for you. Body Blur’s hydrating and softening formula with shea butter works like foundation for your body, to help blur and conceal while giving you a gorgeous tinted glow. I used the Latte shade and applied the product with my hands as it washes off really easily. I found rubbing the cream in circular motions helped me to achieve the most natural and even tan. It took about 10 minutes to dry and leaves you looking radiant. What’s not to love?
Tan Luxe The Gradual Illuminating Tanning Lotion, £22
If you’ve been trying to fake it till you make it over the summer and can’t shift those annoying fake-tan blotches, then give this alternative exfoliator a whirl. Take it into the shower and let the sponge do the rest. There's a sneaky bar of cream cleanser inside the sponge so you just get it wet, give it a squeeze and scrub. I exfoliated my whole body and was left feeling silky smooth and nourished. I found it really kind on my skin as exfoliating fake tan can take its toll, but I wasn’t left with any redness after using Foamie. It’s also vegan-friendly for all you animal lovers out there!
I can’t deny it – thanks to the best summer in the UK ever, I’ve taken every opportunity to get myself out in the sun to top up my fast-fading holiday tan. But after reading about how much the sun damages your skin and the risks that come with it, it’s got me scared that I’ll look 70 at the age of 25. In comes Ultrasun’s Anti-Age SPF 30. I just apply some in the morning under my makeup for that extra protection, or if I’m going makeup-free I just pop it in my handbag to keep reapplying throughout the day. I can also bust the myths that you won’t get a tan if you wear lots of sunscreen – I did (and the freckles that came with it).