Throw on some shades, buy one of those ridiculously huge floppy hats and grab your sun block as summer is officially here!

Whether you’re heading off to an exotic long haul destination, or just spending some time sipping a G&T on the sun lounger in your garden, you’ll need some help to develop perfectly sun kissed skin…

Choosing the right tanning support can be tricky as there are a lot of options on the market to help you achieve your best tan while keep your skin protected at all times.

The last place you want to burn is your face, so Ren’s new clean screen mineral SPF 30 (£30, renskincare.com) is a great starting point. This facial sun screen blocks harmful exposure from UVA, UVB and blue light, protecting and preventing skin from ageing in the sun. The passion fruit seed extract enriched formula also nurtures and supports the skin by absorbing oil to reduce pores and soothe irritation, leaving you with a soft and matte finish.

If you’re keen to show off that bikini bod you’ve worked so hard on this past few months, then opt for Green People’s scent free sun tan lotion (£22.50, greenpeople.co.uk). This vegan and cruelty free high protection sun cream is a great for sensitive skin that suffers from prickly heat. It is also fully covered against UVA and UVBmaking this the perfect product to fit into your daily skin care routine this summer. If you’re keen to accelerate your bronzing, then try Piz Buin’s tan intensifying sun spray (£8, superdrug.com). It’s not sticky or greasy and instead goes on easily to help give you a longer lasting tan. The hydrating formulation will leave your skin refreshed feeling velvety and smooth. You won’t have to worry about getting wet either as the product is sweat and water resistant.

Blue Lizard Australian sunscreen (£21.73, storkz.com) is the perfect lifeguard to protect your entire family from harmful UV rays. You can let the kids get messy and enjoy the sun, sand and water, without a worry when they have this on. The brand’s advanced technology turns the bottle blue in heat as a reminder that it’s time for another top up. Not only will you know when to add another layer, you can rest assure that what you are putting on your children is non-toxic as it is also paraben and fragrance free.

If you want to get ahead of that game, invest in James Read coconut dry oil tan (£25, jamesreadtan.com). You’ll achieve a natural looking glow without frying in the sun. Okay, it might be cheating but we certainly don’t care if it tans quickly and leaves you smelling like coconuts!

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