The summer is amazing for oh sooo many reasons. Longer days, warmer nights, barbecues in the sun, and most importantly, hitting the beach and getting our tan on! The only problem is that too much tanning time can lead to serious sun damage, and no one wants to end up looking like a lobster now do they? So when it comes to achieving that bronzed Grecian glow, you’ve gotta fake it to make it! Gone are the problem days of tangoed hysteria, and in, comes an array of smooth lotions, fluffy mousses and handy sprays, perfect for a subtle shimmer or a deep golden glow. Your only issue now is choosing which one to go for! Shop USPAAH’s favourite fake tans below.
Our go to brand, and the beauty industries longest favourite has got to be St. Tropez. As we’ve mentioned previously, their In-Shower Tanning Lotion does exactly what it says on the bottle and the results are au so natural. If you’re into your luxury, then the tanning life just got a whole lot more luxurious. We’re not lying when we tell you that the Self Tan Luxe Dry Oil glides on as silkily as do your White Company pyjamas. The oil absorbs quickly, and unlike some of the cheaper brands, helps you to achieve a natural-looking glow minus those dreaded streaks.
Celebrity Wearer: Kate Moss
St. Tropez In-Shower Tanning Lotion. £14.50;
Game changers of the industry, Vita Liberata created the first odourless tan, and created the first completely non-toxic tanning brand free from parabens, perfume, alcohol and all chemicals of concern. We swear by the 2-3 Week Tan Mousse, which comes in shades fair, medium and dark. Their Self Tan Dry Oil also offers SPF 50 protection, and is definitely the perfect alternative to sun exposure!
Celebrity Wearer: Sofia Vergara
Vita Liberata pHenomenal 2-3 Week Self Tan Mousse. £37.50;
Containing natural ingredients including Pomegranate, Blackcurrant and Vitamin E, this tanning mist offers a lavish treatment along with anti-ageing benefits (HURRAH!). As they call it their ‘spray tan in a can’, this mist works to nourish skin as well as leaving it beautifully bronzed – what more could a gal want? Ready in just 4-8 hours, this is a fast-developing spray that’s perfect for full body application as well as on-the-go last minute top ups.
Celebrity Wearer: Michelle Keegan
Sienna X Tanning Mist. £19.97;
Let’s face it, everyone loves variety and Fake Bake have your every tanning desire covered. Fake Bake Spray Tan Liquids are available in so many different colours, leaving you to pick the solution most suited to your skin tone and lifestyle. Say bye to that biscuity smell and HELL NO to orange skin with fake bake’s Perfection Instant Tan Liquid. Made with Vitamin A, cucumber and green tea to moisturise, it’s formula means its transfer resistant so no need to worry if you’re wearing a little white dress, ideal for last minute nights out!
Celebrity Wearer: Jennifer Anniston
Flawless Self Tan Liquid. From £24.95;
No one likes a show off, but when it comes to USPAAH’s at home spray tans, we’ve got to say we’re feeling pretty smug. Our Sparistas will come to you, prepared with various shades and products, sure to leave you with that sun-kissed Jennifer Anniston look, circa 2007. Like we said, fake it till you make it!