These ladies always look glowing, whether they're on the red carpet or the school run. Here are the fake tans they swear by...
You might be forgiven for thinking that all celebrities do is jet off on exotic holidays, building up an envy-inducing tan. But actually our favourite celebs aren’t averse to faking it, just like us!
From J-Law to Michelle Keegan, we reveal the fake tans they swear by to get them red carpet-ready. And thanks to our foolproof tips from tanning guru James Harknett below, faking it has never been easier!
Top tips to achieve the best fake tans:
48 hours before…Wax. This gives time for potential irritation to subside and wax residue washed away.
24 hours before…Shaving is less of a worry, you can do it the day before.
12 hours before…Exfoliate using Sienna X Polishing Body Scrub, £11.95, sienna-x.co.uk, on the morning of application to remove any body lotion and provide an even base for self-tan to cling to.
1 hour before…Moisturise elbows, wrists, ankles and knees sparingly. Tan can cling to drier parts of the body so hydrate these areas first.
10 mins after…Get dressed in something lightweight. Loose cotton pyjamas or a light robe work well. Keep cool so the body does not perspire.
8 hours after…Leave your tan on the skin for at least 8 hours or overnight then take a cool shower. Wait until the guide colour has run off the body and pat dry. Moisturise all over.
1 day after…Self-tan can be a little dehydrating so daily moisturising will make the colour last longer and keep skin supple.
Now read on for the fake tans loved by the A-list…
Michelle Keegan is the master of the subtle red carpet glow. When she’s not fresh from filming ‘Our Girl’ on location in South Africa with the benefit of a natural sun-kissed glow, the former Coronation Street actress has revealed she’s a fan of fake tan that she can spray on the night before for a natural bronzed colour the next morning.
The actress shared her favourite fake tan, naming Garnier Ambre Solaire Mist in shade ‘Medium’ as her go-to brand. “I never use mousses or liquids as I find them a bit streaky. With a mist you don’t have to rub it in either, I just sleep in it overnight,” she told the Huffington Post.
The singer swears by Xen-Tan to give her naturally olive skin a helping hand on the road of beautifully bronzed. The Xen-Tan range has had a lot of press thanks to the fact that it doesn’t stain sheets. Its tried and tested formula won’t leave any marks on clothes or even the whitest of bed sheets…
See the full Xen-Tan range here Xen-tan
The Hunger Games star is naturally pale but she’s been known to give her skin a bronze pick-me-up with LDN:SKINS Lotion Tone 1, £22.
Buy it online here Ldnskins.com
The Gavin & Stacey star admits, “I have very fair skin but in the summer I like a golden glow. I love Solait Dark Tan colour – it’s like a fortnight’s holiday in the sun in a bottle!”
Buy Solait Self Tan Lotion Dark, £7.99, here Superdrug
VB always makes sure her tan is topped up without looking orange. Her secret? LDN : SKINS Mousse Tone 2, £24. This mousse is ideal for fake tan first-timers as it’s easy to blend with a mitt.
Buy it online here Ldnskins.com
She’s the epitome of the Californian surfer girl but her sunkissed glow doesn’t come from hours spent at the beach. Cameron loves a He-Shi professional tan, available in salons nationwide. We’ve tried it and it’s one of the most natural-looking spray tans we’ve had!
Find your nearest salon here at he-shi