Fake tan is soaring in popularity at the moment, and it is of little surprise. After all, what’s not to love about a quick, cheap, and easy way to achieve beautiful tanned skin?

Due to the high demand for fake tan, there has been an increase in the scope of products available in stores and on the internet today.

There’s nothing wrong with choice, but it means that those new to fake tan are often at a loss regarding what tanning product to purchase.

This blog post will break down the different choices at your disposal in order to help you determine the best self-tanning product for you.

Gradual fake tan or instant fake tan

The first decision you need to make is whether you are going to buy gradual fake tan or an instant fake tan. Gradual fake tan will not immediately appear on your skin.

Most people tend to apply this before they go to bed as it takes several hours to show. Gradual tan is recommended because you build up to your desired shade.

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This is the product to go for when you want to achieve a long-lasting glow. Instant tan shows on your skin as soon as it is applied. It is usually very easy to wash off; only needing a bit of soap and water.

This is a great option for a quick fix. You may have a night out planned and want to quickly achieve a tanned look – instant tan allows you to do so.


Nowadays a lot of self-tanning products come with a ‘shimmer’. This is the equivalent of a very subtle glitter. It gives your skin a beautiful glisten in the light.

This looks gorgeous; however, it’s not as natural as a fake tan without shimmer is. Therefore, whether you opt for shimmer or not all depends on the look you are hoping to achieve.

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If you are attending a big event then a shimmered tan can give you the red carpet edge.

Cream or spray or mousse or wipes

There are lots of different types of fake tan available today. Which option you choose is largely down to personal preference – one person may find cream easier to use whilst others may prefer mousse. In fact, mousse is a particularly popular choice.

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A lot of people like to use it because the light texture makes it easy to apply. You can find mousse easily available from the likes of Beau Bronz.

You will benefit greatly from using a tanning mitt when applying cream or mousse.

Look at the ingredients

Finally, you need to look at the ingredients that are included in the fake tan product you are considering. Use this as an opportunity to boost your skin care regime by adding beneficial nutrients to your skin.

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Hopefully, this blog post will have helped you to decipher between the different self-tanning products available today.

With so many products to choose from the decision can be difficult. However, if you consider the three points mentioned you will be able to find the perfect fake tan for you.

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