<6 Bronzers That Will Help You Fake That Sun Kissed Look All Year Round>
When it comes to tanning, gel-based formulas are the easiest to apply. They aren’t as streaky as a liquid, but look more natural than a mousse, so are a great starting point for beginners. With that said, lotions and mousses are still easy to apply as long as you exfoliate beforehand and use a tanning mitt.
What to look for in a self tanner
When choosing a tan, look for a non-biscuity scent, minimal transfer, hydrating ingredients such as hyaluronic acid or antioxidant oils such as rosehip oil, colour correcting actives to counteract any unwanted orange tones, fast-drying formulas and long-lasting colour pay-off.
How to remove fake tan
First up, invest in Face Halo’s exfoliator mitt (£18, Lookfantastic.com) as a must-have. We’ve tried every exfoliator brush, glove and mitt under the sun and nothing scrubs off your tan (without irritating the skin) like this does. In the shower or bath, apply an exfoliating scrub and use the mitt in circular motions to slough away dead skin cells (and patchy tan). Follow up with a moisturiser to keep skin hydrated.
How long does fake tan last?
This all depends on the formula you’re using, and how you treat your skin after tanning. To increase the longevity of your tan, be sure to moisturise daily. And before applying a fresh layer of tan, always exfoliate (see above) in order to give the formula a fresh canvas.
Mousse formulas tend to go patchy after four to five days (particularly on drier skin types) while lotions and gels tend to last longer and fade more naturally. However, there are exceptions to the rule here – read our detailed tan reviews above to find long-lasting formulas.
The verdict: Fake tan
For a natural-looking, golden tan that fades beautifully, you can’t beat St.Tropez’s express bronzing gel. It’s expensive, but one bottle goes a long way, and it truly ticks every box. Our favourite mousse formula has to be Filter by Molly Mae, and for those looking for an easy to apply tinted moisturiser, opt for Isle of Paradise’s sumptuous tanning butter.
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Source : https://www.independent.co.uk/extras/indybest/fashion-beauty/skincare/best-fake-tan-self-tanner-b1875577.html?amp496