Whether you are planning an overseas trip to hotter climates or organising a UK staycation, you can be guaranteed a decent tan wherever you visit this summer.

By taking matters into your own hands and self-tanning, you can be assured that your skin will glow beautifully and naturally with these products. So, what’s stopping you, self-tan like a boss!


Green People, The Gradual Tan Moisturiser, £18.50 (50ml), from Green People

For a natural looking glow without the effort, Green People’s Gradual Tan Moisturiser is a must. Formulated with organic rosehip, green tea and prebiotics, used daily it will build up a natural tan on the face and neck. Perfect for all skin types, even sensitive and acne-prone complexions, it uses Dihydroxyacetone derived from sugars, which work with amino acids in the outer layer of the skin to form an even brown colour.

St Moriz, Advanced Face Mist, £7.99, from Boots and Superdrug

Spritz St Moriz Advanced Face Mist after your daily skincare routine for a hydrated, glowing skin. The perfect choice for a make-up free glow! This is a streak-free formula, which is packed with Vitamin E and Aloe Vera meaning that your skin will be protected from outdoor pollution.

Cocoa Brown, Miracle Mist Tanning Water, £7.49, from Boots

A simple spritz to your skin will have you looking great on the outside and feeling even better on the inside! Available in two shades, medium and dark – Miracle Mist is great as a makeup base or a makeup substitution, can also be used all over the body. Furthermore, infused with castor oil, a natural moisturiser, it will keep your skin soft and supple throughout the day.


Bronzie, The Ultimate Gradual Tan, £18.95, from Bronzie

Ideal for those who like a subtle natural glow, or those looking to extend and enhance the life of a self-tan, The Ultimate Gradual Tan can be applied to the skin daily with results visible within just a few hours. Packed with skin-enriching ingredients to help enhance skin hydration, tightening, cell renewal and collagen stimulation. Leaves skin feeling soft, supple and radiant.

Skinny Tan Choc, Gradual Tanner & Accelerator, £9.99, from Skinny Tan

Gradual Tanner and Accelerator is formulated with ingredients that encourage your skin cells to produce melanin, the compound responsible for tanning, reducing the time you need to spend in the sun! Moreover it is packed with Cocoa Extracts and Vitamin E. Can be used under your daily sunscreen (min SPF 30) to assist with gradual tanning.

LD Boutique, Sun Believable Tan Me Mousse (with application mitt), £25 (200ml), from LD Boutique

Create a subtle, healthy glow, from head-to-toe with LD Boutique’s Sun Believable Tan Me Mousse so that you can look and feel your best after months of hibernation. Available in Medium or Dark, this rich mousse glides easily onto the skin to create a wonderful, sunkissed and lasting tan.


Dove, Summer Collection Wash Bag Gift Set, £16, from Amazon

The Summer Collection washbag gift set by Dove includes a limited edition washbag (100% cotton canvas outer & water-resistant polyester lining), Dove DermaSpa Summer Revived Gradual Self Tan Mousse in Fair-Medium (150ml), Dove DermaSpa Tan Maintainer (200ml), and Dove DermaSpa After Sun Care (200ml). This really is a unique set for lovers of self-tanning as it offers a full body collection including tan maintenance and after sun care.

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A veteran in global travel, Rachel also loves to explore hidden gems on home turf. She’s a writing connoisseur of Britain’s best hotels, luxury beauty products, and UK food and drink launches.

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