UV rays can cause superficial damage to the skin like photoageing (think age spots, pigmentation and a breakdown of collagen leading to wrinkles) and, of course, more serious conditions like skin cancer. It simply isn't worth the risk.
That said, we do understand the appeal of a bronzed, summer glow! Fortunately, you can achieve a beautiful, golden tan this summer without having to compromise your health. Fake tan formulas have come a long way from the orange cans of our past! Our favourite fake tans give the skin a streak-free bronze glow, hydrating and caring for the skin as well as giving it a wash of colour. Read on for 5 of the best fake tans for a sun-free summer glow.
1. Three Warriors Self Tan Mousse
For a tan that truly mimics the look of a professionally-applied, salon quality tan, we love the Three Warriors Self Tan Mousse. This mousse can be left on the skin for an hour before rinsing for a sun-kissed glow, or left on for 5 hours for a deep, dark tan. It contains aloe vera juice, Tasmanian manuka honey, coconut oil, Tasmanian olive oil and vitamin E to really lock in moisture and ensure the tan fades evenly, rather than flaking away.
2. Eco Tan Invisible Tan
A favourite amongst the Nourished Life community, the Eco Tan Invisible Tan is a creamy solution that provides a streak-free, chocolate tan in 6 to 8 hours. This formula can be applied just like a body lotion - it's untinted, so it won't transfer onto your clothes! Apply it in the morning for a deep tan by 5pm!
3. Life Basics Gradual Tanning Gel
If you prefer a more subtle, natural glow, you'll love the Life Basics Gradual Tanning Gel. This fake tan comes in a 500mL bottle so you won't run out all summer, and it works to gradually build up a natural looking tan with each application. The formula itself is hydrating and soothing, and can also be used as maintenance between applications of any deeper tanning solutions.
4. Wotnot Glow Certified Organic Tan Mousse
A truly failsafe false tanning formula, the Wotnot Glow Certified Organic Tan Mousse has a subtle tint to ensure you don't miss (or double up on!) any spots when you apply it. It has a smooth, velvety consistency to ensure your tan is entirely free from streaks. Plus, it helps care for your skin thanks to skin-perfecting active ingredients. It fades down evenly and gradually - just like a natural tan from the sun.
5. Mineral Fusion Instant Bronzing Butter
If you prefer an instant tan that you can wash off after wear, you'll love the Mineral Fusion Instant Bronzing Butter. This rich body butter deeply nourishes the skin, with skin-renewing peptides to tighten, firm and restore elasticity. Its tinted formula contains bronze mineral pigments to instantly wash the skin with transfer-free colour that can be rinsed away when you're ready.
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