Summer is here but what if you don’t want to expose your body to the harmful rays of the sun? There are still plenty of people who are happy to shun years of health advice about skin cancer risks and use sunbeds or frequent holidays to maintain a tan. But the health concerns have meant high-factor sun cream is selling better than ever and a tan is as likely to come out of a bottle than from exposure to ultraviolet rays.

Below are the best tanning solutions, tried and tested with impeccable results.

Professional Spray Tan: It’s a fast and relatively inexpensive solution, safe for the skin which is done in specialized beauty salons and tanning centres. Spray tan is done with an airbrush and results can be seen 8-10 hours after spraying. It lasts 7-10 days and fades evenly if you moisturize it properly!

Self-Tan: There are quite a few of products divided into different categories which we can use at home, all based on the result we want to achieve. We have self-tanning products that have an effect within a few hours depending after application.

Check these out:

Hampton Sunless Tanning Mist

The tan you love – rich, golden, gorgeous – and Winner of the Shape Beauty 2015 Best Self Tanner Award! The clear, ultra-fine mist goes on evenly, works at any angle, and dries in just minutes. In a few short hours, your naturally stunning tan develops. Simply glow & go!  Available at Nyxi Nyxi Beauty Lounge

Hampton Sun’s Airbrush Bronzing Mist

This unique mist gives a natural looking, streak-free tan for a professional airbrush salon look right at home. This formula gives skin an instant sun-kissed glow and features natural ingredients that improve skin’s quality, while allowing you to customize your own perfect tan. Available at Nyxi Nyxi Beauty Lounge


Omorovicza’s Glam Glow has a genuinely pleasant citrus scent, plus it develops quickly. Great for mornings if you want a tan by lunchtime. Available at


Isle Of Paradise

All of the products within Isle of Paradise’s offering are brilliant, but the Self-Tanning Drops offer a truly customisable tan. Just add your preferred amount to your regular body or face moisturiser for an even and subtle glow. Available at

L’Oréal Paris

A buildable gel tan that offers a streak-free finish and believable hue – no wonder L’Oréal Paris’s Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Elixir is such a bestseller. Available at


A few drops of Clarins’s Radiance-Plus Body Golden Glow Booster turns your favourite body lotion or oil into a bespoke self-tanner that builds up colour naturally and subtly over several days. Ideal for beginners. Available at

Tip: Whichever method choose you should follow the steps below to have a beautiful resut:

  • Exfoliating before application.
  • Deep hydration daily
  • A warm bath
  • No exfoliating after application

Good luck…

Eleni Savvides xx

Owner:  Nyxi Nyxi Beauty Lounge