The summer is amazing for oh sooo many reasons. Longer days, warmer nights, barbecues in the sun, and most importantly, hitting the beach and getting our tan on! The only problem is that too much tanning time can lead to serious sun damage, and no one wants to end up looking like a lobster now do they? So when it comes to achieving that bronzed Grecian glow, you’ve gotta fake it to make it! Gone are the problem days of tangoed hysteria, and in, comes an array of smooth lotions, fluffy mousses and handy sprays, perfect for a subtle shimmer or a deep golden glow. Your only issue now is choosing which one to go for! Shop USPAAH’s favourite fake tans below.

St. Tropez


Our go to brand, and the beauty industries longest favourite has got to be St. Tropez. As we’ve mentioned previously, their In-Shower Tanning Lotion does exactly what it says on the bottle and the results are au so natural. If you’re into your luxury, then the tanning life just got a whole lot more luxurious.  We’re not lying when we tell you that the Self Tan Luxe Dry Oil glides on as silkily as do your White Company pyjamas. The oil absorbs quickly, and unlike some of the cheaper brands, helps you to achieve a natural-looking glow minus those dreaded streaks.

Celebrity Wearer: Kate Moss

St. Tropez In-Shower Tanning Lotion. £14.50;

Vita Liberata


Game changers of the industry, Vita Liberata created the first odourless tan, and created the first completely non-toxic tanning brand free from parabens, perfume, alcohol and all chemicals of concern. We swear by the 2-3 Week Tan Mousse, which comes in shades fair, medium and dark. Their Self Tan Dry Oil also offers SPF 50 protection, and is definitely the perfect alternative to sun exposure!

Celebrity Wearer: Sofia Vergara

Vita Liberata pHenomenal 2-3 Week Self Tan Mousse. £37.50;

Sienna X


Containing natural ingredients including Pomegranate, Blackcurrant and Vitamin E, this tanning mist offers a lavish treatment along with anti-ageing benefits (HURRAH!). As they call it their ‘spray tan in a can’, this mist works to nourish skin as well as leaving it beautifully bronzed – what more could a gal want? Ready in just 4-8 hours, this is a fast-developing spray that’s perfect for full body application as well as on-the-go last minute top ups.

Celebrity Wearer: Michelle Keegan

Sienna X Tanning Mist. £19.97;

Fake Bake


Let’s face it, everyone loves variety and Fake Bake have your every tanning desire covered. Fake Bake Spray Tan Liquids are available in so many different colours, leaving you to pick the solution most suited to your skin tone and lifestyle. Say bye to that biscuity smell and HELL NO to orange skin with fake bake’s Perfection Instant Tan Liquid. Made with Vitamin A, cucumber and green tea to moisturise, it’s formula means its transfer resistant so no need to worry if you’re wearing a little white dress, ideal for last minute nights out!

Celebrity Wearer: Jennifer Anniston

Flawless Self Tan Liquid. From £24.95;

No one likes a show off, but when it comes to USPAAH’s at home spray tans, we’ve got to say we’re feeling pretty smug. Our Sparistas will come to you, prepared with various shades and products, sure to leave you with that sun-kissed Jennifer Anniston look, circa 2007. Like we said, fake it till you make it!


You could be one of the unlucky ones that actually abides by all of the skin laws, or you could be the “I just can’t understand why I’m breaking out” whilst you eat just ‘one more’ block of that Lindt chocolate in the fridge type of person. All we know is that acne shows up uninvited, overstays its welcome, and leaves more than a mess after it’s finally decided to up and leave (sound like anyone’s ex or just ours?). Find out everything you need to know about diagnosing, preventing, and treating every kind of blemish – it’s time to resurrect teenage beauty without teenage skin.

Firstly, diagnosing the kind of spots you have is vital – if you have whiteheads then this more than likely the result of under-exfoliating the skin. If your spots are red and hard looking, they’re likely to be caused by hormones such as Cortisol, which flare up when you’re stressed and cause inflammation.

The Ordinary

To get rid of milder, non-hormonal breakouts without a prescription, you should try treatments containing 2 percent salicylic acid that work to gently exfoliate, like La Roche-Posay Effaclar Clarifying Lotion (£11) or The Ordinary’s Salicylic Acid 2% Solution (£4) twice daily. Another great trick for winning the skin battle would be treatments containing benzoyl peroxide such as Dermalogica’s Clear Start Treatment (£15.75). It can take up to six to eight weeks before you notice a real change in your skin so like those slow burning Netflix series… be patient with them.


Aside from over-the counter and prescribed treatments, there are a number of foods associated with skin clearing properties. Enrich your diet with vegetables like Kale, containing a full range of vitamins and potent levels of manganese, calcium and protein – whack a bit of Kale in your soup and we swear you’re on to a winner. Also, don’t be afraid of fats – HURRAH! Monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats found in avocadosfish, nuts and seeds provide essential fatty acids which act as a natural moisturiser for your skin. We love the food at the Detox Kitchen, they focus on creating nutritious, wholesome food using good quality, seasonal ingredients. Sadly, it’s time to put the chocolate digestives down and say bye-bye to sugar.


Finally, try not to stress. If you’re one of those guilty of switching the light off, lying in bed and then thinking about every single thing in the whole world EVER (guilty!), then your skin is bound to suffer. We love This Works Deep Sleep Night Oil (£25), which contains Grape Seed Oil and natural blend of Provencal Lavender, Vetivert, Camomile that soothes you gently to sleep. If stress is the cause of your skin dilemma then work out the mechanism that works best fighting it for you – whether it’s yoga, HIIT, or bubble baths before bed! Why not step out of your comfort zone and try a Broga class at Third Space Gym, combining elements of both bodybuilding and yoga, you’ll definitely release some endorphins!


If you feel like upping your skin game this summer and aiming for that Kylie Jenner glow, try a Pure Skin Facial with us at USPAAH. Our sparistas will work to cleanse, exfoliate and nourish your skin – youthful glow coming right up.

Got questions? Simply contact concierge@uspaah.com or call 020 7101 3534