Rocking a stunning tan without the sun is totally within reach (and a lot safer) with the right fake tanner.
Finding the best formula for you, however, can be a little bit more difficult.
Available in light, dark, cool, and warm tones, self-tanners have many other features that are critical to consider before you buy and apply.
But the ultimate bronzed-goddess glow is totally achievable—as long as you follow these guidelines for finding the right sunless tanner for you!
Choosing the Right Fake Tan
Choosing the right fake tanner comes down to a few key elements: how quickly you want your tan to develop, your level of experience, and the correct undertones for your skin.
Gradual vs Instant Tanner
Choose a self-tanner that best suits your desired time frame. If you’re hesitant to try self-tanner or find instant tanners tend to look streaky on your skin, a gradual self-tanner is an excellent choice.
Gradual formulas let you slowly build up to the colour you’d like your skin to be while minimising the visibility of any slip-ups.
If you’re a practised self-tanner or you’re looking for a quick route to a gorgeous glow, an instant tanner will be your best bet. These products tend to develop over the course of 8 hours and leave you with the most colour you’ll develop by the end of that processing time.
Those who are experienced in self-tanning or looking for a quick fix for an event will do best with this type of self-tanner.