The products you need to achieve a bronze summer glow during the winter months

If sub-zero temperatures and dark nights have left you feeling pale, these tan products will help you get your glow back.

Geranium Leaf Body Scrub, £25, Aesop

First things first, when it comes to tanning products, always ensure you exfoliate prior to application. For a deep exfoliation, use this Aesop Geranium Leaf Body Scrub to invigorate the skin a couple of times a week, leaving you feeling smooth all over and prepped for moisturising. Not only does it work well to remove any dead skin cells (or leftover tan), it also has an uplifting citrusy scent of natural greens, making it ideal for your morning shower.

Dove DermaSpa Summer Revive Lotion, £7.79, Superdrug

If you’re on a tighter budget, affordable alternatives such as the Dove Dermaspa Gradual Self Tan can leave you with a natural glow for less than £10. A great option if you don’t like the scent of tanning products, this light moisturiser can be applied daily to build a gradual glow without any mess or faff. It’s also packed with nourishing skin-loving ingredients, meaning you won’t have to worry about moisturising after.

Hourglass Illusion Hyaluronic Skin Tint, £51, Harvey Nichols 

To cheat a glow without tanning products, add the Hourglass Illusion Hyaluronic Skin Tint to your morning makeup routine. Formulated in a whipped texture with SPF 15 to keep you protected from UV rays throughout the day, this can be used like a foundation to boost luminosity and create dewy skin in just a few minutes. 

Charlotte Tilbury Overnight Bronze & Glow Mask, £38, Selfridges

Apply this light cream all over the face before you sleep and wake up with a bronze tint to the skin. This easy-to-use cream is our go-to product for a quick boost in the winter months as it leaves your complexion looking naturally sun-kissed even in the middle of winter.

Vita Liberata pHenomenal Self Tan Mousse Medium, £37.50, Boots

Claiming to be the ‘longest lasting, natural-looking tan result’ on the market, the Vita Liberata Tanning Mousse promises to keep your skin looking bronze for up to three weeks. Use a tanning mitt to massage into clean skin and wait a few hours whilst it develops – the longer you wait, the darker you’ll be.  

Clarins Liquid Bronze Self Tanning, £21, Selfridges 

For a streak-free facial glow, the Clarins Liquid Bronze Self Tanning lotion is a light and luxury alternative to mousses and mists. Infused with aloe vera to maintain the tan whilst simultaneously soothing the skin, simply apply all over face and décolleté with a cotton pad for best results. 

Marc Jacobs Beauty O!Mega Perfect Tan Bronzer, £35, Harvey Nichols

If you’re just adding a touch of tan to the skin, a bronzer will do you just fine. With a radiant-matte finish, this Marc Jacobs Beauty O!Mega Perfect Tan Bronzer is best used when brushed across the parts of the face where the sun naturally hits – cheekbones, forehead and nose, which will create a natural flush.

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Body Lotion, £5.69, Superdrug

With visible results after just one use, this Palmer’s formula is a thick lotion that will deeply moisturise skin whilst building a tan. Great for the winter months when skin can appear dry and flaky, this helps to nourish and replenish tired, pale skin – all for less than £6.

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