The skies may be grey, but your skin doesn’t have to be thanks to the array of self-tanning products on the market. The price doesn’t have to leave you as a white as a ghost either, as here’s a bevvy of ten great products that cost no more than around twenty quid.
No7 Perfectly Bronzed 360 Self Tan Quick Dry Spray Light / Medium | Simply spray on the sunshine – even on the backs of your knees. This easy-to-use formula gives you a great shot at being streak-free and is hypoallergenic and moisturising to boot.
St. Moriz Instant Body Tan Wash Off Medium Matte | If you want to glow during a night on the town but like to be pale and interesting in your working life, this is the choice for you. Slap it on for an instant tan, and simply shower to return to your ‘British winter’ best.
Ambre Solaire Intense Dry Body Mist Medium Skin | This bronzer is so easy to use you don’t even have to rub it in. Forget streaks and looking like Dale Winton, as this will leave you looking sun-kissed rather than sun-cooked.
L’Oreal Sublime Bronze Body Gel | This gel is supposed to smooth as well as bronze, making it an ideal all-rounder. The formula soaks in quickly and offers a natural look that won’t make it seem as if you’re still wearing your costume from New Year’s Eve.
Fake Bake Shimmer Instant Tan | The wash-off formula is versatile and effective and is really good at evening out the natural colour of your skin. Don’t expect to look as if you’ve just got back from a fortnight in the Caribbean, but if you’re looking for a sparkling, spring-like glow this is the one for you.
Clarins Liquid Bronze Self Tanning for Face and Decollete | A really light, natural-looking formula that is ideal for those with fair skin or for self-tanning novices.
Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Natural Bronze Gradual Tanning Moisturizing Lotion | You’ll be left with silky smooth skin, but the effects take quite a while to build up. This is great if you’re the cautious type but may be too gradual for the impatient.
L’Oreal for Men Hydra Energetic Self Tan | Self-tanning is not just for ladies, you know.
BARE MINERALS Faux Tan Body Sunless Tanner | A long-lasting and natural formula that will leave your skin feeling and looking soft and smooth.
ORIGINS The Great Pretender Self Tanner for Body | Top marks for a great name and a great overall effect.