How to: Fake yourself a tan and prep for Spring

As the first glimmers of Spring sunshine beam down on us, it’s time to celebrate by flashing a little more flesh. If you’re in need of a just-stepped-off-the-beach tan to help you get your pins out, take a look at our round up of the top tanning solutions that will leave you with an enviable natural-looking bronze.

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Thankfully now the sun’s making more frequent appearances, the time has finally come to show a little more skin. If your limbs are feeling a little pale and lacklustre after those long, covered-up Winter months, why not fake it till you make it with our top bronzing products to give you a natural looking tan. Brands including Guerlain, Clarins, Caudalie and This Works offer glow-giving self-tanning solutions that will fool even the most eagle-eyed of friends into thinking you’ve just got back from a holiday in the sun – bliss!

Don’t forget to prep your skin with an exfoliating scrub from the likes of Aurelia Probiotic Skincare, Sisley & Co or REN that will slough away rough, dry skin and leave you with the perfect base to apply your tan streak-free. Take a look at our top products kick start your way to a beautifully bronzed bod.

Prep the skin

Aurelia Refine and Polish Miracle Balm, £26

Aurelia Probiotic Skincare is available at Fenwick KingstonNewcastleTunbridge Wells 

Sister & Co Raw Coconut & Coffee Sugar Scrub, £23.95

Sister & Co is available at Fenwick KingstonNewcastle

REN Guérande Salt Exfoliating Body Balm, £22

REN is available at Fenwick of Bond StreetBracknellBrent CrossCanterburyKingstonNewcastleTunbridge WellsWindsorYork

Sister & Co Coconut Milk Bath Soak, £26

Sister & Co is available at Fenwick KingstonNewcastle

Fake a tan

Guerlain Terracotta Sunless Heavenly Bronzing Mist, £30

Guerlain is available at Fenwick CanterburyColchesterKingstonNewcastleTunbridge WellsWindsorYork

Clarins Radiance-Plus Booster for Face, £20; Clarins Delicious Self Tanning Cream, £25

Clarins is available at Fenwick of Bond StreetBracknellBrent CrossCanterburyColchesterKingstonNewcastleTunbridge WellsWindsorYork

NIOD Photography Fluid Tan, Opacity 8% 30ml, £21

NIOD is available at Fenwick of Bond Street

Caudalie Divine Oil 100ml, £28; Caudalie Divine Legs Tinted Body Lotion, £26

Caudalie is available at Fenwick of Bond StreetBrent CrossCanterburyKingstonNewcastleTunbridge WellsWindsorYork

James Read Bronzing Mousse, £25; James Read Day Tan Body, £30

James Read is available at Fenwick of Bond Street, Brent Cross, Newcastle

This Works Perfect Legs Sculpt & Shine, £28

This Works is available at Fenwick of Bond StreetBracknellCanterburyKingstonNewcastleTunbridge WellsWindsorYork

He Shi Express Liquid Tan, £38.50

He Shi is available at Fenwick Newcastle

James Read Tanning Mitt, £6.50

James Read is available at Fenwick of Bond StreetBrent CrossNewcastle

By Ellie Hamilton