Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation

Take Control of Your Tan

Tan Hero.jpg

Don’t rely on the British summer for a tan – do it yourself with one of these effective products


- Do a patch test 24 hours before tanning to see the intensity of the product and to detect any allergies to DHA or other sugar derivative properties.

- Exfoliate beforehand as rough patches will take the product differently, making it look uneven.

- Apply a body lotion to dry areas to soften skin beforehand, to achieve a more even tan.

- Apply the product in layers to build up the colour – it is possible to go darker but not lighter.

- Apply before bed so you can leave it eight hours before washing it off.

- Don’t wear white for at least 24 hours after application/rinsing.



Self Tan Dark Spray £26 for 200ml by ST TROPEZ; 020-7845 6330

Self Tan Mousse Medium – California Sun £25.50 for 150ml by UTAN; ultimo.co.uk


Liquid Tan Light £24 for 250ml by JAMES READ; jamesreadtan.com

Perfect Blend £34.99 for 220ml by XEN-TAN; xen-tan.co.uk


Self-Tanning Instant Gel £17.50 for 125ml by CLARINS; 0800-036 3558

Self-Tanning Lotion Spray £63.50 for 150ml by SISLEY; liberty.co.uk



50 things you must know about grooming


The 30 Most Stylish Male Movie Characters


The winners of the ShortList Grooming Awards with House of Fraser

And the winners are...

31 May 2017

The 11 best moisturisers for men

Because your face deserves better

by Sam Diss
30 May 2017

A guy’s guide to skincare - by a girl who just really wants to help

Just a girl, standing in front of a bunch of guys, trying to make them moisturise twice a day

by Lauren O'Neill
15 May 2017

Supermodel Paul Sculfor tells us how to be the perfect catch

Tips from a man who knows better than anyone

20 Mar 2017

Meet the judges for the 2017 ShortList Grooming Awards

We're back with the best new products for 2017

17 Mar 2017

5 of the biggest men's hair trends for 2017

You're not actually going to get a six-pack, so settle for a slick new haircut instead

by Jamie Carson
03 Jan 2017

8 express grooming treatments for the discerning yet curious man

When you want to look good but just don't have the time

by Jamie Carson
13 Dec 2016

Manscaping; what is it, how to do it and how short is TOO short

After a lifetime of assuming that all guys went au naturale, Josh Burt realised that everything he knew was wrong

by Josh Burt
13 Dec 2016

Trim your pubic hair? Science claims you’ve probably got an STD

You're 80% more likely to have a sexually transmitted disease, new research suggests

by Jamie Carson
06 Dec 2016

What to do when you’re going bald

We round up the best ways to deal with hair loss

by Jamie Carson
17 Oct 2016