Having found the ultimate, idiot-proof self tan (the fabulous, wonderful, genius, brilliant Pro-Ferm Afterglow) for my olive coloured skin, I trialled another self tan on a fair skinned friend. The night before she was going to a party. Wearing a teeny-weeny strappy dress. Eek. Mistake. She virtually had tiger stripes. I won’t name and shame but really, I should. You can be sure though, you’ll never see it here. With panic (okay, hysteria) at all time high, I phoned my ex-beauty therapist friend who now owns her own beauty company and what she doesn’t know about pre-party emergency fixers isn’t worth knowing. She recommended milk. After a bag of cotton wool balls and a quarter of a pint of semi-skimmed, the tan was hugely reduced – in fact, it looked really rather nice…..toned right down to a honey shade that suited my friend so much better. Shame she smelled like yoghurt, but you can’t have it all. Really though, this is such a good tip – because milk contains lactic acid it whisks away tan-cidents in double quick time. You heard it here. Who knew?

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