Back to the Bronze age

Whether you’re heading off somewhere nice or staying home, you’ll want to look brown. Here’s our pick of the best fake tans

Clarins self tanning instant gel, £17.50
Clarins is a skincare classic and its fake tan is bang up to standard. Its special non-oily gel formula glides on the skin, leaving you with a smoothly natural, rather than deep dark colour. You can’t go wrong.

Soft sun self tan for English roses, £20
Great for those with fair skin, this rather posh fake tan contains bio active aloe and organic ingredients so that it nourishes as well as giving a natural bronze. Essence of wild rose will leave you smelling as well as looking gorgeous.

Rimmel sunshimmer instant tan water resistant, £6.99
If you want instant tan, this is the formula for you. Slap it on like makeup for an instant glow, and best of all, you can jump straight in the pool and it won’t budge. Nice and affordable, too.

St Tropez self tan dark bronzing ousse, £33
The most iconic of the quality self-tan, St Tropez forces you to recognise that the original is often the best. For those who want to go really brown this summer this should be your first choice.