Temporary Tan’s for an Instant Bronze with Zero Commitment

The world of fake tan can be intimidating to say the least. There’s a good chance you’ve witnessed more than a few horror stories that feature stained elbows, streaky limbs, orange faces and starkly white patches.

Unfortunately, there’s no better accessory to have as the weather warms up than a healthy and glowing tan. For a lot of us who don’t naturally tan easily (or those petrified of sun damage), fake tan is a necessary evil. There’s plenty of tried and tested products out there with stellar reviews and techniques to help you nail the perfect application every time but if you’re still not sure about the world of the faux glow, there may be a solution.

Temporary tanning products give you an instant bronze without developing on your skin and leaving a stain meaning you can wash it off with a bit of soap and water to return to your natural colour. Not only does it allow you to test out a shade, it’s also perfect if you have a special event you need a bit of a glow for without the hassle of a spray tan or having to sleep in a formula overnight.

Instant bronzing lotions are also a useful option for people who regularly fake tan and who need a boost for the final day of their spray before washing it off and applying again in the next few days. And if something comes up last minute, you can slap some on and head straight out the door, no waiting required!

You’ll still want to apply your wash off tan with an application mitt for a smooth and streak-free result but the right formulas are really easy to apply and create zero mess. In preparation for application, we’d also recommend to commit to a quick exfoliation and moisturise, the same way you would using a regular tan. Here’s our favourites…


St Tropez Instant Tan Body Gloss

St Tropez’s wash off tan gives you an instant shine with an extra glossy finish leaving your skin looking hydrated and glowing. It dries quickly without leaving any tackiness and layers nicely to enhance your natural colour or extend the life of your tan by a day. It washes off easily and doesn’t leave any residue on tough spots such as your ankles, knees or elbows.

Bondi Sands Wash Off Instant Tan

Bondi Sands are renowned for the quality of their tanning products and this one is no different. It comes in a convenient spray can for quick application and is available in two different shades allowing you to choose whether you want a deep, dark bronze or a lighter glow. Both shades will give a nice and natural finish and the colour stays put until you wash it off.


Le Tan Coconut Water Instant Wash Off Tanning Spray

Le Tan’s Coconut water spray is designed to hydrate your skin while offering a natural looking tan that washes off easily. The formula is transfer resistant so you won’t need to worry about staining your clothes throughout the day. The green colour base makes it suitable for a wide range of skin tones and it’s also crazy affordable. It’s a win, win really.


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Hair & Make-up Bonnie G- Oz Beauty Expert

Photo by Bonnie Cee

Model Victoria Germyn