If you have been following my blog for a little while now you will probably know that I am a very frequent fake tan user. In saying that I wear it constantly, all year round. It is important that my tan is long lasting, contains as little nasty chemicals as possible and is actually brown – not orange! Before I get further into this post, I just want to say that I think there is nothing at all wrong with beautiful porcelain skin. I just personally think that I suit having more tanned skin, and that I look healthier with a bit more of a bronzed glow. Fake tanning each week is very high maintenance, so if I felt that I suited being pale there’s no way I would bother unless I was going to a special occasion.
I have posted about my top 5 fake tans a little while ago, however I thought I would show you all some before and after photos and do a mini review of one of my all time favourite fake tans – Loving Tan.
Pictured above is the Loving Tan bottle. I wear the shade ‘Dark’. Loving Tan makes a ‘Medium’, ‘Dark’ and an ‘Ultra Dark’ shade.
This is what the product blurb on the back reads.
Loving Tan also contains no parabens, does not test on animals and is made in Australia. I hate putting things on my skin that I know contain nasty chemicals, and it makes matters even worse when the brand has tested on animals.
Now, into the before and after images! So, pictured below is me with not a scrape of fake tan on. And yes, I am so pale naturally. I could easily blend into the snow and I am almost see-through! I can tan naturally, however I really avoid it because I don’t want to wrinkle, I don’t want skin cancer and I can’t stand the heat for that long. For these reasons I have resorted to using fake tan for years. Sure it’s a pain having to apply and remove it each week, however I would rather do this than age prematurely and look like an old leather bag. This image was taken in natural light, and I chose the back of my arm because it is the palest part of my whole body.
This is what the tan looks like after being pumped out of the bottle, and as you can see it is very red/brown-based. Because I am so pale I cannot use a green-based tan otherwise I literally turn green like the Grinch – no exaggeration. If you are naturally fairly tanned, a green-based tan would be perfect for you and bring out your lovely natural olive complexion.
This is an image of what my skin looked like literally as soon as I applied the tan. As you can see I had a subtle glow within minutes.
8 hours later I was super brown. These images were taken before I washed off the tan. As it was afternoon by the time I had to rinse off my tan, I took the images in a different location because it produced better natural light.
Here is the tan two days later. My palms are a little bit paler than the rest of my body, however you don’t really want to tan them as they turn out super dark and patchy. Loving Tan lasts for a week and sometimes even longer without turning patchy and rubbing off.
I absolutely love using Loving Tan in ‘Dark’ because it provides a lovely bronzed and natural colour. It is long lasting and a great feature of this product is that it has no yucky fake tan scent! Upon application it has a pleasant, sweet smell however after you have washed off the tan there is no lingering scent on the skin. I highly recommend this product to anyone.
Have you used this product before? What is your favourite fake tan if you use one?