If you’re dreaming of Dubai, but the closest you’re going to get is a day out in Bournemouth with the boys, it might be time to reach for the fake tan. Why? Well, a bit of colour can stop you looking washed-out – and it’s great for hiding a hangover, too!
‘Tan hands’ are a dead giveaway, so apply the fake stuff with a mitt. Squeeze a pea-sized amount onto the end of the mitt and smear it across your cheeks, chin and forehead. Then massage it thoroughly into the skin – and don’t forget to go down the neck.
Tip: Don’t nick your girlfriend’s tanning stuff: A) It’s rude. And B) if it’s one she uses on her body, it’s too heavy to use on your face and will give you spots. Use one that’s specifically for the face. Fake Bake The Face contains a special ingredient called Matrixyl, which won’t dry out your skin.
Leave the fake tan on overnight and wash your face the next morning to get rid of the excess. With a bit of luck you should look less like Peter Kay and more like Ronaldo (although we can’t work miracles, boys).