So I’ve had salon tans and I’ve done home tans. Only in recent years though, I think the home ones are so good now that I feel safe doing them, gone are the days of streaky, orange tans (I think). I did have a salon tan pre-holiday and sadly I was a bit disappointed – very ‘tanned’ hands and feet! You live and learn. Anyway in my last newsletter, I said I’d bring you some home tan suggestions. If you don’t get a copy of my monthly newsletter then please do join 'subscribe to my blog'..
Firstly, what I am currently using:
St Moriz Mousse
This is just so easy to use, doesn’t go streaky at all and lasts very well; it is also easy to top up and only takes me about five minutes every week. It has fab reviews and is very reasonably priced!
Always exfoliate first - the day before and moisturise and when you apply the tan use a fake tan mitt.
Clarin’s Self-Tanning Radiance-Plus – Face
My sister recommended this to me and I purchased it in duty free on the way to Turkey. It’s lovely; you just put a few drops onto your hand, mix with your own face cream and apply every night. Remember to wash your hands after though. It produces a very natural healthy glow on your face.
The other brand that I love and would recommend is Vita Liberata. They do a product called PHenomenal that lasts 2-3 weeks! It is a home tan, is easy to apply, and has a nice smell and yes it does last. It is more expensive to buy than some others and in fact I often have some left at the end of the summer as it does last 2-3 weeks so you use less. Good if you are going on holiday and don’t want to bother topping up while you are away.
Finally worth a mention is the very popular St Tropez Gradual In-Shower tan, launched last year and doing very well again this year. I have tried it, it wasn’t for me, you have to apply daily to get a good colour and I am too impatient to stand in the shower for 3 minutes waiting for it to develop before washing off. But it is very popular with lots of ladies so might be worth a try for some.
I have tried the new Skinny Tan (first seen on Dragon’s Den) but I didn’t feel it lasted as well and it was a lighter colour than I prefer. It does come in lots of different options though and they sell a pre-tan primer (exfoliator) which I am still using.
If you haven’t tried a home tan recently then give it a go, they are much easier than they used to be and a tan makes me feel healthy and looks great when I get my legs out and into shorts or dresses when the sun finally makes an appearance!
Hi, I’m Michelle and my blog Fifty & Fab is all about my journey into and through my fifties. I share style tips, health and fitness inspiration, I talk about my holidays and days out and I tell you about my beauty regime and my lifestyle. I hope you might pick up a tip or two and get some inspiration!
Use my hashtag on Instagram #beingfiftyandfab
I’d love to see what you are doing and with your permission, share some of your images.
Join my mailing list for regular updates and don’t forget to look at my social media pages too..
Subscribe to receive regular blog updates by email: