As well as prematurely aging your skin in the blink of an eye, this is just the tip of the iceberg, and the potential effects to your health can be truly devastating.
Luckily though, there are some very natural looking fake tans on the market nowadays, which are perfect for those who love to flaunt a bronzed look all year round.
However, nothing gives the game away more than tan which looks streaky, patchy and uneven, and the way in which you prepare your skin can have a major impact on the end result.
Rough, dry skin can contribute to patchy looking fake tan, and it is for this reason that you need to thoroughly exfoliate skin before application.
After exfoliation, you then need to moisturise skin with an intensely hydrating product. Make sure that you give moisturiser time to sink in before applying tan though.