Whether you’ve got sixty seconds, five minutes or the luxury of an entire evening, it pays to find products that fit into your schedule.
Factors like vitamin D levels and stress could be taking their toll, leaving skin looking dull and tired. Enter, fake tan.
But, when you think of fake tan, it’s almost always attached to the idea of it being time consuming. Whether you’re looking for an easy, quick face tan like Tan Luxe’s Face Drops, £35, or a full and complete tan overhaul like Isle of Paradise Self Tanning Mouse, £19.95, there’s a tan that convenient for you.
Stylist has filtered through the masses of tan products to bring you the best ones that works for however long you have.
When you have… 30 seconds
Clarins Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster, £20
Snoozed your alarm one too many times? We hear you. But you can still perk up your tired skin quickly and easily with Clarin’s innovative booster formula. With a dropper-style applicator and buffer just add two drops into your moisturiser for a South-of-France glow. Or go add six to for a deeper, rich glow.
£20, Feel Unique
When you have… 1 minute
St.Tropez Gradual Tan One Minute Pre-Shower Tanning Mousse, £13
Just before you jump in the shower apply this light and spreadable foam to dry skin and wait for one minute – if you can’t spare it, brush your teeth to pass the time – then hop in and rinse off after 60 seconds (or wait for five if you want to go deeper). With a subtle sheen at first it will gradually develop into a golden glow that will deepen when repeated daily.
£13, Beauty Bay
When you have… 5 minutes
Clinique Body Tinted Lotion Light/Medium, £22
Glides on smoothly and without streaks to give you an instant, non-muddy glow you’d never guess came out of a bottle. Then, as you go about your business, the convincing guide colour develops over eight hours into a blemish-blurring, just-back-from-St-Barts shade.
£22, House of Fraser
When you have… 4 hours
Fake Bake Flawless Self-Tan Liquid, £20
Like Tinder dates and the England football team, a lot of tans can be disappointing. They may promise zero transfer but you end up with a t-shirt or bedsheets that look more than a little grubby. This beauty actually delivers. The result: you can go out in a white tee with a delicious natural guide cover without smelling like a Hobnob post-application. Then while you waft about your day with the delicious coconut scent your tan will develop in 4-6 hours.
£20, Fake Bake
When you have… overnight
James Reed Sleep Mask Tan Body, £7.50
Apply before bed and wake up with healthy, brighter, more radiant skin. Enriched with moisturising ingredients this hydrating, glow-giving gel glides on so smoothly you barely need to buff before slipping into your pyjamas. Sweet dreams.
£7.50, Skin City
When you have… a few days
Garnier Summer Body Moisturising Lotion, £3.15
Despite its affordable price tag, this gives an expensive-looking glow you’d expect from something far pricier. The colour after one swift application is on the subtle side of golden, building to deep caramel as you layer day after day. The best part? It smells like holiday? Apply it a few days before you jet off to get in holiday mode as soon as you put your OOO on.
If you’re an avid Stylist fan, you’ll know it’s not always possible to find an issue of our magazine. Often they’re gone before you head into work (they disappear fast!), or you live in a part of the UK where you can’t get your hands on a copy. Add to this the fact that millions of us are not commuting right now, and we wanted to ensure you don’t miss out on the magazine any longer.
Which is why we’re delighted to let you know that Stylist magazine is now available in a digital format, both for Apple and Android users, allowing you to download the full magazine directly to your smartphone or tablet, wherever you may be.
Pricing for our digital magazine starts at just 99p for a single issue, or £21.99 for a full year’s subscription –that’s less than 50p a week! Simply click on the link to activate your Stylist app download from either the Apple store or Google Play and enjoy!
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