The sun may well and truly have gone into hibernation for another year, but the relatively warm temperatures are still seeing us bare-legged and fancy free. Although we don’t have the opportunity of getting a little sunkissed naturally (and full-on fake tan seems a little OTT when it’s grey outside,) there are some affordable products that can help to give us a helping hand. Here are three high street beauty buys I’m going to be turning to until I can’t walk around tightless any longer.
For A Long-Term Sunkissed Glow: L’Oreal Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Elixir
This super lightweight lotion is more like a gel in texture, blending into the skin to leave it dry within seconds – there’s no residue, no scent and nothing to even suggest it will develop to leave just a hint of colour. It can be used on both face and body, leaving skin feeling smooth and soft with a natural tint within a few hours. If you use it 3-5 days consecutively the subtle glow will also last up to two weeks, as long as you look after your skin and ensure it’s thoroughly hydrated.
To Add A Touch Of Shimmer: Dove Purely Pampering Nourishing Body Oil
Great for adding a touch of shimmer to legs and giving the illusion of a healthy glow, Dove’s new body oils are non-greasy and help to hydrate skin while leaving it feeling soft. If you’ve already got a little ‘leftover’ colour from a holiday or serious summer tanning addiction, then this could help make the most of it for longer. It’s well known that hydrated skin helps to prolong a tan, so this could be your best friend for the transitioning season.
For A Last Minute Touch-Up: Rimmel Sun Shimmer Instant Tan BB Skin Perfector
Possibly my most reached-for product, this can be buffed into skin using a tanning mitt for an injection of colour onto the most pale of legs. It’s my emergency body product when I’ve forgotten I’m wearing a skirt or dress and haven’t made the effort to tan overnight, offering a natural tint of colour that washes off in the shower; simultaneously offering smoothing qualities that also help to hide imperfections, this is every girl’s best friend.
Do you have any favourite products that you use to prolong a summer glow?