At this time of year some of you will already have escaped off to somewhere hot and sunny and be soaking up the rays on a remote beach somewhere, others will still be tentatively relinquishing the tights and being blinded by your own feet in sandals. For the latter fake tan is probably still a minefield and something left within the county borders of Essex but fear not, there are some options out there which give you a gentle golden glow and not make you look like you’ve been Tango-ed. Let’s start off gently, if you’re happier navigating your local beauty counters head over to Clarins, Lancome or Guerlain for some light tanning that feels like it can fit into your regular beauty routine. Clarins Liquid Bronze Self Tanner feels like you’re applying just regular moisturiser and dries so quickly you can apply makeup straight away. Lancome Flash Bronzer always comes top of beauty lists and it’s no surprise as it really does give good results, just a pearl sized drop gives an even tan and can be easily built up. And then we have Guerlain, the tan masters of the beauty world. Try Terracotta Sun Serum for a natural glow that feels nourishing on the skin. Now we go into traditional fake tan territory, the ones where you apply and then have to dance around for a bit wearing nothing or very dark clothing. But it is worth it. So far the best olive toned traditional fake tanner I’ve found (no orangeness here) is Xen Tan, you can choose between light, medium & dark and it always looks natural. Try applying with Barely Bronzing Mitt for an even finish without the stained palms as well as minimizing product wastage. Also worth a mention here is Nip + Fab 365 Body Glow Fix which has a super quick drying gel formula and also skin care benefits for a natural even tan. If all this seems like too much effort and time then St Tropez Gradual Tan In Shower Lotion might be for you as it activates after just 3 minutes and even saves you moisturizing once you’ve dried off. We’ve got the face covered as well with James Read Sleep Mask, slather it on at night and wake up perfectly bronzed. And if even that is too much then just leave it to the professionals, Fake Bake do an excellent spray tan in salon which takes no more than 15 minutes.