Fake Tans: St. Tropez Vs. St. Moriz


So I have been fake tanning for years now and proud of it, (everybody likes a nice glow; male or female) I have learnt from my years what to do what not to do and what works best for me.. and I want to share my routine while comparing these two fake tans.

Fake tanning is a skill, whatever you say I will tell you it is a skill to get your tan perfect using a mitt at home. It can take time and sometimes embarrassing mistakes, but hopefully that’s what this post will  teach you guys wanting to either first time fake tan or those of you who feel confident enough that your already tanning and just wondered if their are other ways.

Now, I have been told in the past that you shouldn’t moisturize before fake tanning they tell you too after the tan has dried. (I IGNORE THIS) When I fake tan I exfoliate, moisturize then tan.. Exfoliating is a big MUST before tanning this helps remove dead skins cells, de-clogs pores, it also removes any dry skin. So please, exfoliate before! Honestly, I don’t know why they say don’t moisturize before tanning but I have always done it and I think it gives you a even smoother color so I stick two fingers up to whoever said that!

So once you have done all that be sure the moisturizer has dried and begin to tan, if I’m going the whole hog and doing my whole body I will start from the feet and work my way up in circular motions to put it on. If your not used to tanning and have never done it before ‘less is more’ because you haven’t tanned before you’d probably notice the difference as soon as you put it on plus, always remember you can build it up and add more so don’t over do the first coating.

I tend to fake tan in my boxers that way it looks as though it’s real tan because you have a tan line 😉 – Sneaky.


– Use less on hands, feet and face. (these places are the tell tail signs between real tan and fake so TAKE CAUTION)

– Always wait for the tan to dry try not to sit down or move too much (it will cause streaks and marks)
– Aways read the bottle some tans require you to wash after the tan has developed.

Now, which fake tan?

I have used many different types but I chose these two fake tan brands because these are probably the most frequent that I have used, St Moriz is ranges between £1 – £4 the cheapest tan I have ever used. The tan it’s self isn’t too bad,however after a few days of wearing the tan I did notice that it goes a little bit bitty and build up on my skin.. :/ but in comparison to St. Tropez their isn’t really a contest St. Tropez works so much better and has great results since the first time I used it sometimes it’s best to pay the extra cash for in my opinion a better product although St. Tropez is a bit pricey ranging from £15-£35 possibly even more. The prices are just off the top of my head, but you do have to remember that St. Tropez got their name and global backing from having a quality product.

So in conclusion, take extra consideration when deciding which brand you want to use but also take care when applying to assure no embarrassing mistakes for your friends to take the piss out of you for.

SO BOYS GET TANNING! Let me know your horror stories or Let me know if this helped anyone 🙂 tweet me: @LukeHardwidge

Keen or Reem?



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