In the run up to summer, with arms and legs on display again after several months in hibernation our tans become of central importance, so I decided to test run the best self-tanning products on the market at the moment.
If you are looking for a product that is easy to apply, hassle free and dries instantly then it might be an idea to go for the newest self tan innovative – self tanning wipes. One of the best brands for self tan wipes is Famous Dave’s Tanner (Superdrug, £9.99 for 5 wipes) which provides a very natural-looking (mid/dark) tan in just a few hours. Alternatively, you could try Skin Deep’s Self Tanning Wipes (www.semichem.co.uk) which are a cheaper alternative at just £1.49 for 20 wipes.
It is often quite hard to find self-tanning solutions for those with paler skin, however depending on how much darker you wanted to go – there are many products on the market which suit lighter skin tones. Johnson’s Holiday Skin fair to medium (£5.10 from Boots) gives a very natural looking gradual tan which won’t streak on pale skin. For those who wanted to try something with a little more coverage Fake Bake Fair Self Tanning Lotion (www.fakebake.co.uk, £22.50, 170ml) could be your solution, as it bronzes even the lightest of skin tones and provides even, natural looking coverage.