Sunkissed Glow

I haven’t fake tanned in years because it used to go all streaky and patchy, but when I heard about Dove Summer Glow I just had to try it as I’m a very big fan of Doves products, it’s a gradual self tanning body lotion. When I bought the Dove Summer Glow I also purchased Vaseline Cocoa Radiant to moisturise my skin in between tanning. I have been doing this for a few weeks now so will give a review of the products and talk you through how I fake tan!

It’s very important to exfoliate before you apply the fan tan otherwise you will end up with patches and streaks, and no one wants that. I always apply the tan at night time, so after exfoliating I apply the Vaseline Cocoa Radiant to my knees and elbows, I do this as these areas tend to me more dry than the rest of my skin and I don’t want them to turn orange. After this I just apply the Dover Summer Glow all of my body and let myself air dry for about 5 minutes before getting dressed.

Now I repeat this for about 3-4 days in a row to build up my tan to how I want it, you can do this for less or more days depending on how dark you want your tan to be. To maintain my tan I use the Dove Summer Glow every three days, in between tanning I moisturised every day to keep my skin soft, this also really helps to prevent the tan from going patchy. If you find you do have patches, just gently exfoliate in that particular area a little bit more than the rest of your body before reapplying the tan.

As for the products, I was very impressed with Dove Summer Glow, it’s my favourite fake tanner. It has a lovely scent when applied, but you will want to take a shower the next morning as the smell turns into that horrible fake tan smell, which is one of the reasons why I apply this in the evening.

Now onto the Vaseline Cocoa Radiant, I absolutely love this. It’s slightly richer than normal moisturisers which is good as your skin needs that extra moisture when you are fake tanning. It smells gorgeous and soaks into the skin very easily, doesn’t give you that sticky feeling that you sometimes get with the richer moisturisers.

So what’s your favourite fake tanner, and do you do anything different compared to my tanning routine?

Rebecca x



  1. Freyas Fashion Chapter
    17th August 2013 / 11:10 pm

    I love the Dove one and have seen so many good reviews of the Vaseline Moisturiser so need to try it out!! x
    Freya's Fashion Chapter

    • coco
      17th August 2013 / 11:30 pm

      The Vaseline Moisturiser is half price in a lot of stores at the moment :) x

    • coco
      18th August 2013 / 7:35 pm

      Thank you :) x

  2. Becky
    18th August 2013 / 1:18 pm

    I can't fake tan for the life of me, I just don't seem to have the knack, so gradual tans all I tend to go for. I've only ever used Johnsons, but hoping to expand my tanning horizons! I'll have to give the Dove one a go :) Great review X

    • coco
      18th August 2013 / 7:36 pm

      I used to use Johnson's before, but the Dove one is much better :) x

  3. NewlyLoved
    18th August 2013 / 5:29 pm

    wow, i would love to try this out now!!
    totally folloing you now, can't wait to see more
    xo Jessica
    follow back if ya like!

  4. Aditi So-Saree
    18th August 2013 / 5:51 pm

    Ha..this is what i luv abt blogging..its gives u achance to coonect with bloggers across the world, n learn abt new my part of the world..ppl r ready to give anything to give up their tan..alll want to look fair n beautiful..or so the media has made them to believe.
    lovely blog..
    Thnx for visiting my blog..i love urs too. Following u on bloglovin. hope u follow back.

    • Aditi So-Saree
      18th August 2013 / 5:52 pm

      n on gfc too.

    • coco
      18th August 2013 / 7:34 pm

      Yes it's so interesting to learn about new cultures, they are all so different :) x

  5. Jenna Doeleman
    19th August 2013 / 10:56 pm

    I've still be using Jergens gradual tanner but I think this might be a nicer option for me. I'm a lazy self tanner though so I never get a nice glow. Perpetual fair skin here.

    Jenna ♥ ♥

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