Best Fake Tan And Self-tan Products
Which fake tans work best on pale skin?
If you have pale skin and don’t tan naturally, then there is a variety of fake tan products to choose from.
Not all of us can tan naturally, and we all know it’s healthier to stay covered up and lathered in suncream to protect ourselves from harmful UV rays. But if you’re pale and want to give your skin a summery glow, reach for the fake tan and brighten your skin. However, everyone who has tried a cheap fake tan product knows that it can be a minefield to find the right product for your skin type, without turning your skin a brighter shade of orange or mahogany, leaving streaks down your legs, or turning your hands brown - dirt brown. Trying a new fake tan can be intimidating - some have a strong, off-putting smell, others can flake off the skin and look patchy, and some can leave you confused about how long to leave on your skin. But there are lots of fake tan products available to buy that look good, smell nice, and are easy to apply.
We’ve found the best fake tan products that are kind to pale skin - and each product has been tested on real skin. Whether you want to spend £5 or £30, we have tested a range of fake tan products whatever your budget - from TopShop to Vita Liberata.
Vita Liberata Body Blur Light
This is more like makeup for your skin than actual fake tan. If you need a quick touch-up for your legs before a night out, then it’s great. It’s easy to apply and lasts all night, although it does rub off easily, especially if you get wet or hot. It does give great coverage to bruises and imperfections, though.
Sunkissed Gradual Tan
Applying this feels like using a normal moisturiser, and it doesn’t have that tell-tale orange colour of some fake tans. It’s affordable to buy, and you can keep building it up if you want a darker tone.
Madame La La Tan in Light
Madame La La is a favourite with celebrities and beauty bloggers, and this fake tan promises to give you a ‘natural LA glow’. This last for more than a week, without being streaky. It’s a mousse so application is easy.
Sienna X 1 Hour Self Tan Tinted Lotion
This one comes highly recommended, but it isn’t for first-time fake tanners or for the faint of heart - it is really, really dark.
Vita Liberata Self-Tanning Anti Age Serum
This serum can give you a bronzed glow and doesn’t look fake. Apply it before your moisturiser, morning and night. It’s expensive but it’s worth it.