We all know how dangerous tanning beds are for us, right? We also know that laying out in the sun without proper skin protection is also dangerous. Yet many continue to tempt fate and do it anyway. I'd venture to guess that a good part of the population thinks that self tanners make your skin turn orange. And maybe years ago that was the case. Well times have changed and there are several reliable products on the market now.
I was recently introduced to the Fake Bake line, and I have to say, I giggled at the name. But really, it's a clever company name, no? As a fair skinned person and a avid sunscreen user, I'm never going to have the beautiful tan that those with darker complexions get. And self tanners, although have come a long way, aren't really formulated for different complexion types. Or so I thought. Fake Bake offers Fake Bake Fair! Who knew!? You better believe I jumped on the opportunity to give it a try. What's the worst that would happen? My skin would turn temporarily orange? At least that's what I had hoped was the worst that could happen!
So I put on the beautiful blue gloves provided in the Fake Bake Fair box. Read the instructions and decided to do just a small part of the inside of my arm as a 'test', as per the instructions. I opened the bottle and was pleasantly surprised that it didn't have a chemical type odor. It actually smells pretty good! But man was I surprised with the color - oh. my. goodness. It looked like chocolate pudding! LOL Now of course my husband had walked in the room and began to poke fun of me. Meh. Hush up I told him. I gave the bottle a little squeeze and a huge glob appeared on my arm. It was kind of scary seeing how dark it was as I started to massage the lotion in. Then as the lotion absorbed it became less and less scary. Although my husband continued to tease me.
What's nice is that Fake Bake Fair provides a *gradual* self-tan. So after the first application it wasn't like I had just bathed in the stuff. My skin felt soft and silky and I could see an ever so subtle darker color to my skin. According to the instructions it's best to apply Fake Bake Fair before bed and see the results in the morning. Off to bed I went.
6am rolled around and I was awoken by the dog, who was ready to go out. I had totally forgotten about the self tanner I had applied the night before. That is, until I returned inside and sat down with my 1st morning cup of coffee. I glanced down and was reminded of the test from the night before. Wow, look at that, rock on! I had an itty bitty little tan going! Woot!
Now since this is a gradual process I will need several more applications to see true results. I'm also armed and ready for the "full body" application. I'm not sure if I'm brave enough to do before/after pictures, but I may consider it. *wink*
Fake Bake has oodles of different products available, specializing in facial tanners to airbrush and more. I highly recommend checking out their website to see what other products you might like. You can also do a search to find a store near you that carries Fake Bake.
Photo & Product Description Credit: fakebake.com
FAIR SELF-TANING LOTION:
Self-tan lotion for fair skin. Builds a gradual tan over time. Fake Bake Fair Self-Tan Lotion has been specially formulated for people with fair complexions. The easy glide formula and subtle "show where it goes" cosmetic colour guide enables even the most inexperienced self-tanner to apply a self-tan with ease and confidence. A combination of cutting edge, naturally derived tanning agents DHA and Erythulose work with the melanin cells which lie in the top layers of your skin to develop into a tan that compliments your skin tones for a perfectly natural looking results. If you desire a darker tan, Fake Bake Fair Self-Tan Lotion can be reapplied over consecutive days giving you complete control of your colour development.
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I received a product sample to facilitate this review. No other compensation was received. All opinions expressed within are 100% my own.