Budget Body Products To Help Prolong Your Summer Glow

The sun may well and truly have gone into hibernation for another year, but the relatively warm temperatures are still seeing us bare-legged and fancy free. Although we don't have the opportunity of getting a little sunkissed naturally (and full-on fake tan seems a little OTT when it's grey outside,) there are some affordable products that can help to give us a helping hand. Here are three high street beauty buys I'm going to be turning to until I can't walk around tightless any longer.

For A Long-Term Sunkissed Glow: L'Oreal Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Elixir
This super lightweight lotion is more like a gel in texture, blending into the skin to leave it dry within seconds - there's no residue, no scent and nothing to even suggest it will develop to leave just a hint of colour. It can be used on both face and body, leaving skin feeling smooth and soft with a natural tint within a few hours. If you use it 3-5 days consecutively the subtle glow will also last up to two weeks, as long as you look after your skin and ensure it's thoroughly hydrated.

To Add A Touch Of Shimmer: Dove Purely Pampering Nourishing Body Oil
Great for adding a touch of shimmer to legs and giving the illusion of a healthy glow, Dove's new body oils are non-greasy and help to hydrate skin while leaving it feeling soft. If you've already got a little 'leftover' colour from a holiday or serious summer tanning addiction, then this could help make the most of it for longer. It's well known that hydrated skin helps to prolong a tan, so this could be your best friend for the transitioning season.

For A Last Minute Touch-Up: Rimmel Sun Shimmer Instant Tan BB Skin Perfector
Possibly my most reached-for product, this can be buffed into skin using a tanning mitt for an injection of colour onto the most pale of legs. It's my emergency body product when I've forgotten I'm wearing a skirt or dress and haven't made the effort to tan overnight, offering a natural tint of colour that washes off in the shower; simultaneously offering smoothing qualities that also help to hide imperfections, this is every girl's best friend.

Do you have any favourite products that you use to prolong a summer glow?




  1. I'm obsessed with anything oil based at the moment and the Dove body oils look lovely, but every time I look for them they're sold out! Will definitely have to keep hunting! x


  2. Thanks very much for this recommendations but I would love to know what budget body scrub you would recommend? My skin is so dry, especially on my arms.

  3. This Dove product sounds amazing!


  4. Ooo the loreal product sounds amazing!



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