Flash the flesh with wash off bronzers, instant tanners and leg make-up
When the sun shines in Britain (usually for about two weeks of the year!) most of us are caught unawares and totally unprepared to bear our toes, let alone our legs. At woman&home we always prefer to fake a golden glow and avoid the harmful UVA and UVB rays – and we think we’ve happened upon the ultimate last-minute tanners when you need a hit of colour before an evening out or special event. An instant fake tan, wash off fake tan or even camouflaging leg make-up will give you summer-ready skin immediately.
He-Shi Rapid 1 Hour Liquid Tan does exactly what it says on the bottle, giving skin natural-looking colour in no time. The liquid formula can be applied for one hour for a lighter tan and then washed off, or left for two to three hours for a deeper, just-back-from-holiday shade. And don’t think the shorter tan time means your colour won’t last; with this clever instant fake tan beauty buy, your bronzed appearance will still last up to seven days.
After exfoliating and using a moisturiser to act as a barrier on elbows, knees, ankles, fingers and feet, use a tanning mitt and apply the liquid in circular movements, starting on your lower leg and sweeping up the body (use any excess liquid to tan your feet but avoid applying more liquid to toes and feet).
He-Shi’s speedy tanning time isn’t the only benefit – a near odourless scent means you’ll avoid the tell-tale biscuit smell most fake tans are renowned for, plus this tanner includes natural DHA (the active ingredient in many fake tans which has been linked to everything from asthma to cancer).
So, if a last-minute invite sends you in to a spiral of panic at the thought of having to reveal pale flesh, then know this: in just one hour you can fake a golden glow and walk out with confidence!
Keep reading for even more instant fake tan beauty buys – whether you are looking for a Hollywood-style shimmer, a dark and exotic glow or natural colour and coverage, your perfect instant fake tan is just a click away…