Who doesn’t love to pamper themselves every now and then to a safe, sun-free summer glow?
Here at SHESAID, we love nothing more than a safe tan, free from harmful chemicals or other nasty preservatives lurking in the formula. If you’re new to the self-tanning game, here are just a few of our favourite all-natural tans for you to try at home.
Naked Tan Goddess Bronzing Mousse, $36
With a sweet-smelling scent which dries almost instantly, this tan is well-loved by celebrities all over the world. Although we have only used the cream formula, there is also a mousse which is perfect for achieving a sun-less tan. Simply wash-off with warm water, and your skin is left with a warm, bronze glow for days.
ModelCo Natural Tan Self-Tan Mousse, $20
One of our favourite Australian brands, ModelCo have released a collection of natural tans which are made from natural ingredients. Available in two different shades, simply apply all over the body (be careful around fingers, knees, and elbows), and wash-off after 8 hours. For best results, sleep in loose clothing, and remove with soapy, lukewarm water the next morning.
TanOrganic Self-Tan, $34
As one of the worlds first and only eco-certified tanning products, TanOrganic is perfect for those suffering from skin allergies, and even for expecting mothers who want a sun-less tan. Not only is the formula scent-free, but it dries almost immediately and doesn’t leave any residue on clothes or sheets!
Vani-T Bronzing Custard, $33.08
A holy-grail product by celebrities such as Kylie Minogue, Vani-T offers a streak-less tanning experience with a formula which is packed with vitamins and botanicals for your skin. Featuring unique technology to disguise cellulite, stretch marks, and discolouration.
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With the warmer weather fast approaching, this gives us the best excuse to stock-up on some of the best products for a natural looking tan. Whether you prefer a cream, spray, mousse or even a shimmer, below are just some of the easiest (and best products) to give you an amazing fake tan.
If you want an easy, hassle-free tan that dries in just minutes, then mousse is probably the best option for you. Moisturise your ankles, knees, neck, and elbows before applying any tanning product onto your skin. These place are most likely to attract all the colour, so keep them well hydrated to avoid this common mistake.
As a general rule, use two pumps on each leg, one pump on each arm, two pumps on your torso, and one on the back. Buff in the product with a tanning mitt, and instead of using circular motions, simply wipe the product downwards. This will create the most natural application, and won’t cause any streaks either. Pat well into your arms and legs to avoid white spots.
Sunescape Hydrating Self Tan Mousse, $39.95
For a quick sun-kissed glow, use an instant tanning lotion on your arms and legs. This will create the most natural looking tan on your skin without looking too artificial or over the top. The quick-drying formula is infused with shea butter and aloe vera extract to keep skin feeling nourished, and won’t cause it to dry-out. To avoid orange hands, use a wipe to quickly clean-off any of the residue from your palms.
ModelCo Instant Tan Self-Tan Lotion, $15
This is a little trick if you are absolutely terrible at tanning your hands and feet. Use a instant spray and mix together with a small (pea-sized) amount of moisturiser. Mix well, and let the formula dry on your skin for 3-5 minutes. Wash your hands with some soap and cold water, then pat-dry. Done!
Bondi Sands Summer Bronze Instant Tan, $17.99
To finish your entire look, achieve an all-body glow with a slight shimmer. The quick drying formula doesn’t settle into your pores, but instead gives skin an air-brushed look. One pump is enough for each leg, and make sure to apply in circular motions for a natural finish.
Red Carpet Kolour Body Glow, $49.95
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