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Best ‘Fake It Til You Make It’ At-Home Tans

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While we may be in for a warmer winter, it’s not the tanning kind, so make sure you keep your bronzed skin topped up with these at home fake tans.Β Tanning at home is cheap and can be as effective as having one professionally done; you just have to choose the right tan for you!

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Whether you use a gradual tan, mousse or spray, we’ve picked out some great products for you to try to avoid that oompa-loompa glow. While staying mid-summer-brown may not be entirely appropriate in winter, a lovely glow will make you feel great and look forward to the times you can show off those pins again.

When applying fake tan at home, it’s important to rememberΒ to exfoliate before you start the tanning process. Areas such as the elbows, knees, hands and wrists can be dabbed with moisturiser to avoid tan build up. Try to ensure that you are evenly distributing the tan to avoid streaking and patchiness.

To prolong the life of your tan, keep your body hydrated on the inside and out by drinking enough water and moisturising regularly. Avoid waxing and switch your wet razor for an electric razor so you don’t remove the top layer of skin (and tan).

Common concerns about smells, stickiness and orange-colouring can be forgotten as we pick out some of the best fake tans on the market. When using a mousse, a tanning mitt can help to ensure an all over, even bronze.

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Try (1) Vani-T Brazilian Bronze ($39.95); (2) Ella Bache Great Tan Without Sun ($40.00); (3) Model Co Blend Buffing Mitt ($13.99); (4) Xen-Tan Transform Luxe ($32); (5) J Bronze Dark Tanning Cream ($29.95); (6) Le Tan Fast Tan Instant Foaming Mousse ($13.49); (7) San Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Mousse.

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