7 June 2013

Finally... A Fake Tan That's OK For The Super Pale

Being a ginge with pale skin that doesn't do anything other than turn pink and gain freckles in the sun, naturally I'm a little wary of bearing my milk bottle legs to the world. However, this past week we've been blessed with scorching hot weather and clear blue skies.. something that is pretty much unheard of where I live (just north of the Lake District in the UK) so I've had to face my fears and let my milk bottle legs run free.. Yeah I don't know where I'm going with this either. 
I've never used fake tan in my life. Purely because I've always been pale and generally I'm okay with that. I just get a little self conscious when it comes to showing off my pale pins. So a few weeks ago I sought out Dove's summer glow nourishing lotion. Being a newbie I thought a gradual self tanner/moisturiser hybrid would be the best option. I picked up the shade for fair to medium skin but I believe there is also one available for medium to dark skin. 

The bottle reckons that it nourishes your skin while gradually enhancing your natural skin colour, stating that you should apply it daily in circular motions to gradually build an even tan. I've been using it for the last four days and I can honestly say I noticed a difference after the first application. I've had a few comments from my nearest and dearests saying that they've noticed a difference too (all comments have been positive ha no orange jokes!). I've only used it on my legs so far as I was too scared to try it out all over but I'm so happy with the results I think I'll be plastering it all over in no time! 

I apply it just like a normal moisturiser but instead of rubbing it in with my fingers I've been using the palm of my hands to avoid any streaks. Even though it's a "gradual" self tanner you can definitely see when things are a tad patchy so I've made an extra effort to be careful. It absorbs really quickly which is a huge bonus as it means you're not waiting around for ages before you can do things. It's left a really lovely colour on my skin, by no means am I "tan" compared to some but for me its a huge difference! I was skeptical at the claim of it "enhancing natural skin colour" but it really does give that effect; very natural. I'm so pleased with it!  It doesn't have that generic fake tan smell either so it gets a big thumbs up from me. 
It's really easy to get as its available in most supermarkets (I picked mine up in Tesco) and on the high street (stories such as Boots and Superdrug). It's a bargain too usually costing around the £5 or under mark!
Have you tried this product or anything similar?

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