I honestly don’t know how I’d live without fake tan. Sound drastic? Yes. A joke in any way, shape, form, or size? No. I’ve been addicted to the stuff ever since I got my first spray tan at 15 and people couldn’t stop telling me how healthy and glowing I looked. My initial thoughts were A, Right, okay calm down guys. Just how deathly pale and ill did I look before? B.) Buuuuuut keep the compliments coming, I could get used to this… That’s the moment my life changed forever. I was NEVER looking back.

Soon, fake tan fever ensued and I had bottles of the stuff falling out of cupboards, I was ‘polluting’ the air with the smell of dodgy digestives, and staining the 'expensive, white linen' bed sheets (soz, Mum). You get the gist: when it comes to fake tan, I know my stuff.

So, put your trust in my perfectly fake tanned hands (it’s all in the method – never keep your fingers straight when tanning them) and get these beauties in your basket.

Freshly Baked Freshly Baked London Mango Self Tan Mousse Original 200ml £13.99 Buy Now

For a tan that smells incredible, is brand new to the high street and cruelty free - it doesn't get much better than Freshly Baked! Each of the three scents comes in normal and dark. 

Fake Bake Fake Bake Flawless Coconut Tanning Serum 148ml £29.99 Buy Now

A lightweight serum formulation that has a melting effect on contact with skin. Super moisturising, streak-free and long-lasting. Worth every penny!

Skinny Tan Skinny Tan Tan & Tone Oil DARK 145ml £23.99 Buy Now

This is a hero product in every way. The colour it leaves your skin is unbelievably natural and glowing. It’s also impossible to streak. Trust me, this one is sent from the fake tan fairies. 

Solait Solait Wash Off 360 Instant Tan Spray £4.99 Buy Now

The perfect product if you’ve repeatedly told yourself you’re gonna stay in and watch the X Factor with an XL Dominoes, but then decide at the last minute you just want to get on the dancefloor. A no-fuss spray that is quick drying and washes off in the shower.

Bondi Sands Bondi Sands Gradual Tanning Foam Pink 270ml for Marie Curie £6.45 Buy Now

For a tan all year round, you need to incorporate this product into your regime. It’s enriched with Aloe Vera, Vitamin E and smells like Cocoa Butter. And it comes out clear so there’s no mess (your bedsheets will love you for it.)