It’s OK to fake…

Get a gorgeous sun-kissed glow without the burn and long term damage of sun baking. It’s never been cooler to fake it. And new generation tanners mean better application, longer lasting, natural looking results and no tell-tale fake tan smell.

The golden rules of applying fake tan need to be obeyed no matter what potion or lotion you go with.

1) Exfoliate religiously with particular emphasis on dry skin prone areas like elbows and knees

2) Make sure your skin is nicely moisturised so your tanner glides on smoothly

3) Wear disposable gloves when applying to avoid tell-tale orange palms

4) Go easy on areas like your neck, knees and ankles, where colour can accumulate giving a less than natural result

SheSaid Self Tanning Picks

Dr. LeWinn’s Sunless Tanning Lotion

Smelling more like a yummy dessert than a self-tanner, Dr. LeWinn’s Sunless Tanning Lotion glides on smoothly and give a great coloured tan in just a few hours. Available in specially priced Get Ready for Summer packs including 150ml Liquid Loofah and 150mls Sunless Tanning Lotion plus a cool beach tote for only $59.00! From pharmacies and department stores or call 1800 033 122.

Tan Airbrush in a Can

ModelCo Tan Airbrush in a Can

Models Amber Valetta and Eva Herzigova swear by this revolutionary self-tanning product. You’ll love the instant colour and be amazed as the depth of colour intensifies after application. Smells like cocoa butter and goes on quickly and evenly, fading naturally after a few days.

$32 from David Jones, Myer/Grace Bros and selected independents.

Dermalogica Protective Self Tan SPF15

Trust Dermalogica to answer all our self-tanning prayers! Protective Self Tan SPF15 is really a three in one product that delivers a looking tan, SPF15 and an instant bronzing agent that gives a quick glow to skin, while making it easy to see where it’s been applied. Biopeptides in the formula also stimulate natural melanin production that means your tan will last longer!

$42 from Dermalogica. For stockists call toll free 1800 659 118.

Clinque Self-Sun Quick Bronze self-tanner

Clinque Self-Sun Quick Bronze self-tanner

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all? Pale-faces, take note! This product has been made with you in mind, providing a natural looking tan for the fairest of them all. The lightweight gel glides on easily giving instant colour to the palest of skins. The summery citrus scent will have you heading for the beach before you can say ‘Tan line!’

$30 from department stores and selected pharmacies nationally.