How to be truly tan-tastic

How to be truly tan-tastic

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01:09 GMT, 12 March 2012

The cast of TV reality show The Only Way Is Essex rejoice!

There’s a new fake tan on the market and it’s the darkest one yet.

The new St Tropez range promises ‘the deepest and darkest colour yet’ for that ‘just got off a yacht’ look.

Tan fan: Former TOWIE cast member Amy Childs

Tan fan: Former TOWIE cast member Amy Childs

This tan has a special ingredient that means you will never go darker than a shade which suits your skin tone.

Apparently, something called
allo-melanin mimics the skin’s natural melanin, so that it turns a
different colour depending on whether it’s put on someone with olive
skin or someone with a much fairer complexion.

Self Tan Dark Bronzing Lotion, 33.00

Self Tan Dark Bronzing Lotion, 33.00

So what happens when a pale and pasty redhead tries it out Will I be tanned or Tango-ed

It’s safe to say that I’m not a fan of fake tan. I would rather look pale than orange! But this tan may just have converted me.

When it was first applied, I turned the shade of an Oompa Loompa — but this was just a guide colour, and when I rinsed it off I was stunned to find a fairly natural-looking glow.

Friends keep telling me how healthy I look. Is this how the addiction starts

The St Tropez Self-Tan Dark, from 33, visit st-tropez.com