Friday 26 July 2019

The Summer's Best Self Tanners

He-Shi One Day Tan

If you don't want to commit to being bronzed all week, He-Shi's One Day Tan (£15.50 is the perfect solution. Designed for both men and women, the face and body tinted bronzing gel provides an immediate glow sans streaks! It has an impressive hydrating formula that glides across the skin easily and - importantly - evenly. There is no stickiness and also no scent. Other than a gorgeous glow, the only thing the One Day Tan leaves behind is long lasting moisture.

I'm not usually a fan of wash-off self-tans as - spoiler alert - they wash off easily, leaving you compromised if the rain comes or you get a little sweaty. However, this He-Shi version stays strong against a little water and sweat, so it's quite the safe bet!

Skinny Tan Pro-Tan Moisture Mousse

This self tan is unique in that it is time-activated, allowing you to control how dark you go based on how long you leave it on! If you want a subtle tanned glow, you need to leave the mousse on for 60 minutes. If you prefer a medium tan, leave it on for three hours. If you want a deeper bronze, you have to leave on for up to six hours and, for the deepest, natural looking tan ever, you need to leave it on overnight. Which ever depth of tan you choose, the colour looks natural and gorgeous when rinsed off.

As for application, the Pro-Tan Mousse (£27.99 Superdrug) goes on quickly and easily, fully absorbing within minutes. There is also no risk of orange hues, streaks, or nasty smells (it actually smells amazing!), which is why it's so popular.

NYK1 Tanforce Self Tanning Mousse

This self tanner is the ultimate all-rounder. It applies easily and quickly - you can cover the whole face and body in just 10 mins - using only a small amount of product. It also dries instantly, enabling you to dress immediately after application (don't worry, your clothes won't affect the tan's development in any way!).

What I love about the NYK1 Tanforce Self Tanning Mousse (£24.95 is that it doesn't dry out the skin or produce any less-than-desirable patches. It also fades gradually and discreetly which is a massive benefit. If you want to keep topping it up you can - the 250ml bottle will last for months and months if applied every 10-14 days.

He-Shi Day to Day Gradual Tan

This tanner is not your average gradual tanner. It is actually a 3-in-1 self tanner, tan extender, and moisturiser. Comprising of 3% DHA, this tan offers the lightest colour within the He-Shi range, making it perfect for fair-haired people or those just wanting to achieve a subtle glow. However, this doesn't mean that this colour is not buildable. If I apply this a few times a week, I get a beautiful I've-been-in-Spain-for-a-week tan. It is also packed with vitamin E, aloe vera, and pro vitamin 5, providing your body with moisture and protection.

When it comes to application, the He-Shi Day to Day Gradual Tan (£15.50 has a light creamy consistency that works into the skin easily and quickly and, as for absorption, you can apply clothes in only a few minutes after rubbing it in.

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