Tanning Options For When You’re Short On Time

It’s Friday night. You didn’t have plans, but it’s just turned 5pm and now you do. Usually, this would be great news… but you’ve just glanced down and realised your legs are so pale you’re basically see through. We’ve been there, and the pre night out panic is all too real.

Thankfully, there are several tanning options out there to help. Whether you’ve got ten seconds or three hours on the clock, we’ve got a self-tan to suit. Phew, crisis averted.

In Shower Tanning

Ever feel like you’re so busy you need a PA just to schedule in time to shower? Same. Thankfully, St. Tropez Gradual Tan In Shower Lotion was created with time-poor tanning in mind. This tanning lotion is activated by water, so you can get that streak-free, sunkissed glow without even leaving the shower. Pretty cool, right? It’s also enriched with sweet almond oil to nourish and hydrate your skin, making your tan last even longer. *Adds to bathroom shelfie*.

Instant Tanning

An instant bronzing filter for the entire body? We’re into it. Vita Liberata Body Blur Instant HD Finish 24 Hour Wear is a vegan, organic, and natural wash-off tan that’s perfect for those last-minute tanning emergencies. There are five shade options, so matching to your skintone is super easy. Apply a small amount to your tanning mitt and blend  – you’ll be bronzed all over before the taxi waiting outside has chance to give you a bad rating.  

Instant Glowing

We’re pretty sure there’s no such thing as too much glow, which makes Isle Of Paradise Disco Tan Instant Wash Off Bronzer a straight up beauty staple. This hydrating tanning lotion takes you from zero to disco instantly and washes off as soon as the party’s over. Now your tan is taken care of, there’s plenty of time to perfect your smoky eye, and play MUA on all your BFFs. You really should start charging for this…

10 Second Tanning

Got a second? Make it ten and bPerfect 10 Second Tan Mousse will give you a natural-looking tan that’ll leave people wondering whether you’ve just spent two weeks in the Bahamas. Hate that tell-tale self-tan smell? This one is coconut, watermelon and mango scented, so it’s basically the smell of summer in a bottle.

1 Hour Tanning

Bondi Sands 1 Hour Express Self Tanning Foam is ultra-lightweight and quick drying, leaving you with an enviable Bondi Beach-worthy tan within one hour. If you’re looking for streak-free, salon-quality results fast, you’re going to want to bag this. For a more intense finish, leave to develop for a further two hours before rinsing. Hellooo golden glow.

1 – 3 Hour Tanning

Apply. Shower. Develop. bBold Smart Mousse Self Tan gives you ultimate control over your tan and stays put for up to a week. Leave to develop for one hour for a natural tint, two hours for a medium tan, and three for a darker hue. If you prefer an ultra-deep finish, apply before bed and shower in the morning. It’s non-sticky, smells like coconuts, and refuses to stain your sheets – what more could you want?