It's that time of year where the English sun only lasts for 2 weeks and our tanned bodies are put out to pasture. Sad face. But there's nothing more satisfying when you are able to maintain a tan for longer. Throughout my holiday I was admittedly using Garnier's Summer Body and Dove's Summer Glow to hide the little patch of sunburn on my stomach. But such use led me to question... which one is better to maintain my tan? As after all, I wasn't going to stay tanned forever (unfortunately). I purchased Garnier's Summer Body moisturising lotion in 'deep sun-kissed look' which contains extracts of apricot in it. The smell of it is surprising as it doesn't smell like Indian food or BO, but rather like a 'sex on the beach' cocktail or apricots (surprisingly). Dove's Summer Glow on the other hand smells a little more 'zesty' and fresh whilst containing additional soft shimmer particles. I bought this product in 'normal to dark skin' because my skin was already tanned. Both products contain natural skin ingredients and natural essential oils to help hydrate and improve skin condition. It must be noted that such gradual tan moisturisers do not as as sun cream, so do not apply it thinking that it will!
Advise for Application: Instead of using your hands I would use a mit as this will help to achieve an even look. Apply to the areas that you would like tan, where its tanning agents will then build a natural looking tan after each application. As you can see in the image above there is no difference in colour. The only difference between them is price and the debris particles that are left on your leg after using Dove's Summer Glow (so you'll have to jump in the shower after). You can pick up Garnier's Summer Body from Boots for £5.10 (currently on offer) or Dove's Summer Glow for £4.99. For me, I would have to say that Garnier's Summer Body is my winner (only because I'm not left with shimmer particles over my body in the morning!).
Will you be using these products to help maintain a tan?