Firstly, I would just like to say that my lovely friend and very talented photographer Laura Coughlan wrote a feature on my for Ballad Of... Magazine. Here is a link to the article. It's one of the nicest things anyone's ever written about me and I feel extremely lucky and privileged to have this opportunity, so thank you, Laura <3
So, as the title may suggest, this is actually a post about fake tan. Let's just say that I am late to the tanning party. Super late. As in 21 years late. I feel like fake tan has been given a bit of a bad rep over the years by people like this...
Which has sort of put me off. Being so pale, I feel like any tan would look a bit unnatural on me. Plus it smells like biscuits, and I'm more of an Acqua di Parma than an Eau de Digestives kinda girl.
Enter Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Glow Pads.
These bad boys are simply awesome and absolutely my fave beauty discovery of the year so far. It's a pad infused with tan which also exfoliates your skin to ensure that 1) your face is streak free and 2) it doesn't clog your pores and leave your skin spotty, dry and flaky. Lactic and glycolic acid get to perfecting the surface of your skin whilst the tanning ingredient (DHA) is pushed deeper under the surface of the skin encased in soy proteins, for a more natural glow. They sound scary but they are perfectly fine for sensitive skin too.
That's the sciencey bit. The colour takes 4 hours to develop but in my personal experience I notice it developing for up to 2 days after application. You always have a lovely even glow that looks perfectly natural and healthy. One word of warning, however, these are just for your face and neck, so make sure you blend it into your chest to avoid any tan lines!
I am so happy with these, and I have been wearing far less makeup than usual as my skin looks so much healthier. They are a great price point too, at £26 for 20, that's almost three months worth of pads (I use one a week).