If you have never had a spray tan at a salon or at home, or haven’t used fake tan in a long time it’s natural to have some worries that it’s not for you or preconceptions about what fake tan feels like to wear.

We take a look at some of the common worries when it comes to self-tanning to reassure you that with the right product, you can be on your way to beautiful, glowing skin!

“I’m too pale, it’ll just look orange on me”

If you have not used fake tan in a long time, then trust us, it has come a long way from the days of only being able to choose between ‘light’ or ‘dark’ tan shades that all have a hint of orange in them! The quality of tan shades is phenomenal now, giving results that will make you look and feel like you have just stepped off the beach! If you have very fair skin, just go for one shade darker to start with so the end result is a beautiful natural glow. Also, remember to consider the seasons, so if you do tend to tan more in the summer, you can consider a darker shade whilst in the winter seasons, keep it lighter to look as natural as possible.

“I don’t know how to do it – it’ll end up patchy”

Using fake tan at home is all about the preparation and the accessories to guarantee a perfect, even glow. Make sure you properly exfoliate and use a tanning mitt to ensure an even application. The rest of the accessories you’ll need for a patch-free application you will most likely already have at home, such as a shower cap to protect your hair and old towels to avoid colour transfer. You can even check out our easy guide on the essential accessories to apply an even patch-free tan! https://www.mytanlondon.co.uk/blog/the-essential-accessories-for-self-tanning

“I hate the smell of fake tan”

There was a time when a lot of fake tans had that notorious smell of biscuits. If this has been putting you off, again, self-tan has come a long way! Investing in a quality product will also ensure your tan has a pleasant fragrance, as the better the ingredients, the better the tan! All of our tanning solutions are paraben-free with the highest grade ingredients, so you will never need to worry about your tan having a strange smell.

“I haven’t got time to do it properly”

If you treat your self-tanning time as your time out to pamper and relax, it will never feel like a chore. Pop on your favourite music or a great podcast and use it as your time to escape the everyday stresses. Plus, if you follow our top tips to increase the longevity of your tan, you won’t need to reapply full applications as often! Looking after your skin with cooler showers, oil-free moisturisers and regular exfoliation will help your tan last and keep your skin feeling beautiful.

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