Cringing at the thought of flashing some flesh in the sunshine this weekend? Luckily fake tan has come a long way since the days of the tango orange bodies of the 80s – not that you’d know it with some celebrities!
Luckily Belle is here to help you pick the best new bronzers with benefits out there.
Cellulite zapping tan
Have to be beach ready in just a few weeks? Then Fake Bake’s Lipo Bronze is the tanner for you. Specially blended to include fat melting ingredient Lipo Care, which speeds up fatty lipid release from those troublesome dimpled areas, and skin firmer Rigin, you’ll see results in just two weeks. This multi-tasking lotion also includes two tanning agents to make sure you get a natural, even colour every time. £20.50, www.fakebake.co.uk
If sensitive skin has stopped you faking a tan in the past, St Tropez have come up with the solution. Their experts have developed Vegetan, a 100% naturally derived DHA which they’ve channelled into their new range, Naturals. The three products in the range, a milk, lotion and tan for the face, offer a gorgeous springtime hint of colour with no tell-tale stale biscuit smell. Belle’s converted already!
From £21, www.st-tropez.com and exclusive to John Lewis from May 2011.
Turn back time tan
Not content with just one skin soothing benefit, the latest daily bronzer from Famous Dave boasts 10, yes 10, skin transforming promises! From evening out your skin tone to improving elasticity, moisturising with vitamins A and E or protecting skin with natural anti-oxidents, Gradual 10 is one of the smartest fake tans out there. £17.99, www.famousdave.co.uk
Sun kissed is gorgeous, neon orange skin isn’t. Getting the balance just right if you’re a fake take beginner can be tricky but this new product from Xen-Tan, Perfect Blend, helps eliminate the guess work. The two-pot technology mixes an instant and developing tan together to allow you to choose the shade you’re aiming for. Great if you have two tanning personalities, paler during the week before your ramp it up at weekends! The added bonus is the Scent Secure technology which
neutralises whiffy fake tan smell. £34.99, www.xen-tan.co.uk.
Party perfect tan
The urban Belle’s are going to love this little discovery! Model Co’s Tan Gloss is a three-in-one gel that gives an instant just-back-from-holiday bronze to skin with a superfine, uber-glamorous shimmer finish. But that’s not all – wash the tan away at the end of the night and a deep,
long-lasting tan will be left behind. Great for party-circuit girls, the luxury glossy colour dries in minutes so you can red carpet ready in double quick time. £15, www.spacenk.co.uk.
Moisture boosting tan
Couture tanning company Beau Bronz’s products are packed full of hydrating organic ingredients for a luxurious finish. Their Tan Extender conditions and soothes the skin while gradually building a tan. It is subtly scented with a delicious fruity fragrance and will either give you a hint of colour or help maintain your holiday tan. They also have a colour of tan for everyone from the pale to olive skinned without making you look dirty or tangoed. Perfect! £27, www.beaubronz.co.uk.