Fake Tan: Dos and Don’ts

Whether you’re going for a ‘regular bronze’, ‘toffee’ or ‘after dark’ shade of fake tan, you’ve got to be careful. Not only do you have to worry about the shade, you need to consider the application process and the cost of your new skin tone too. That’s why we’ve put together this nifty little guide of how to fake tan ‘successfully’…

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  • Do make sure you choose a colour that’s not too dark. You don’t want to look like you’ve fallen off a boat into Willy Wonka’s chocolate stream.
  • Do make sure that you cover your elbows, knees and hands properly. It’s actually offensive to see your jaundice joints in public.
  • Don’t pay half-attention to applying your tan… unless you want to look like a rasher of streaky bacon. Which you don’t, by the way.
  • Don’t shower straight after application. If you do, you’ll look worse than streaky bacon. You’ll just look weird.
  • Don’t continue to wear your ‘fair’ shade of foundation. Buy one that actually matches the colour of your hands. We don’t mind mix ‘n’ matching, just as long as it’s not with your skin tone.

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Good luck with your fake tanning experience. We sincerely hope that this guide will save you from looking like you’ve rolled around in Dorito dust for an hour.