The best new fake tans to make you shine this summer

Sales of fake tans are growing year on year and are expected to reach £1billion worldwide by 2026. New formulas mean uneven palms and that telltale cookie smell are a thing of the past. All it takes is a little preparation, says tanning expert and Isle of Paradise founder Jules Von Hep. “With a little know-how, getting your glow every time is easy,” he says.


Drops “If you’re new to tanning, drops are some of the easiest to use,” says Jules. “Think of them as a cordial – they should be mixed with moisturizer and the more drops you add the deeper your tan will be.”

mist/water “It’s another great option for beginner tanners,” says Jules. “Just spray onto the skin and rub it in with your hands, much like when you spray SPF at the beach.”

Express Jules says, “You’ll find that the fast acting mousses are perfect when you need a last minute tan for an event. Some develop in just 30 minutes, but the longer you leave them on, the deeper the glow.

Facial tanners Jules says they’re “great for maintaining a consistent glow on the face and are super easy to use.” Use one as the last step in your evening routine to wake up refreshed. Or apply one before makeup for an energizing boost that lasts all day.


For the face “The best application technique depends on the formula you’re using, so pick the one that works best for you,” says Jules. “But as a general rule, every other day, use two to four drops of self-tanner with your favorite moisturizer, four to five sprays of self-tanning water, or half a pump of self-tanning mousse.”

For the body “It’s all in the preparation,” says Jules. “Moisturize dry areas such as hands, feet, elbows and knees before and after application, but do not apply moisturizer to the rest of your body. Whether you’re using a mitt or a brush for your application, work the tan in with sweeping, lengthwise motions to ensure even pressure — don’t use circular motions. Finally, polish and blend. Use a blending brush to sweep over the driest areas – knuckles, wrists, knees, elbows, feet, ankles – as well as the hairline and décolletage. Remember to remove any excess tan from your palms, soles, fingernails and between your fingers.


Post source: Express

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