If you’re unable to nab yourself time off work for a summer holiday, it doesn’t mean you still can’t look as if you just got back from the Maldives.
Avoid UV rays and cross over to the dark side in style with our top five favourite fake tans.
1. SISLEY SELF TANNING HYDRATING BODY SKIN CARE
Sisley never lets us down. The lotion smells more of fruit than the usual stale biscuits and the results are pretty similar to spending a week on the coast of Italy. A pricey option but worth every penny if you’re after an authentic-looking tan that lasts up to five days.
Dhs455. Available at Paris Gallery.
2. SUN SUBLIMATION
If you prefer the real deal when it comes to tanning then make sure you’re well-equipped when heading to the beach. This smart Melanin-boosting sun cream has cast SPFs aside and works with the strength of the sun encouraging skin to tan without the burning part. An oldie but a goodie.
Dhs245. Institut Esthederm.
3. SELF TANNING MILKY LOTION
Fake tanner pros know the score: scrub and apply tan to obtain that smooth, streak-free finish. But what about moisturising? Clarin’s latest false tan comes as a milky lotion infused with hydrating fig extract, known for smoothing and softening, all while the gradual tan is working its bronzing magic to give your limbs a gentle sun kissed glow.
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4. BENEFIT HOOLA ZERO TAN LINES BODY BRONZER DHS145 BENEFIT
Calling all Hoola bronzer addicts: Benefit have created a new instant tan for the body. The hands-free tanner comes with a body buffer on the lid, so you work the lightly scented tan on the the skin for an instant glow sans orange palms.
5. OVERNIGHT TAN SLEEP MASK, 50ML
No one wants to wear foundation on the beach but nor do we want to look like Casper the ghost. Add a light layer of this gradual tan all over your face just before you board the plane, make sure to avoid eyebrows and spread evenly on to décolletage. You will step out into the sunshine with a sun-kissed glow before you’ve collected your luggage.
Dhs105. Net À Porter.
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