My secret to getting that glow | Dove Summer Glow

Now those that know me know I am pretty pale, like white... uber white. So keeping a nice glow all year round has always been a challenge. I don't know about you, but just a hint of glow can change how I feel in an instant. I used to love self tanners, had a bathroom cabinet filled with self tanners, mittens etc kind of love!. But most times the results were just way too dramatic. My bf at the time would kid that I literally just had a one day intense Mozambique holiday at how different I looked. So I decided its time to try something more gradual. I have used many, but my recent favorite has to be Dove summer glow. The glow is really noticeable but at the same time instead of shocking the people in my life its a subtle gorgeous glow which I can control. Read my self tanning tips below!

The trick is always to make it look natural. You want a nice healthy looking glow, not something crazy. The compliments should be "wow your skin is always so amazing". Not "you look really uhmmm orange I mean tanned.

My gradual tanner tips:

  • Exfoliate your skin, I use scrubs or a glove exfoliator.
  • Apply it at night, that way you not smelling like self tanner throughout the day.
  • Don't overdo the ankles, elbows or wrists. Gotta keep it light on these areas they absorb the colour seriously intensely.
  • Wash your hands and nails really well. Nothing is worse than yellow/ orange nail stains ... eeeuw!

So because I am such curious soul, do you self tan? if so which products are your favorite? Let me know in the comments below!

Have a glowing, summery, sunshine filled Monday!!


  1. I don't need to tan although in winter I tend to go really pale but this seems like a great option to share with my friends who are always after the glow ;)

  2. I love it, I think Im going to use because Im too white :)

  3. I used to swear by this.. I think I should try it again :D xx

    Gemma |

  4. I love this one! It gives such a gorgeous glow. At the moment, I'm using Xen-Tan and it's great too! xx


  5. I'm definitely gonna try this product for that lovely summer glow, thanks for sharing. xo

  6. I love the glow. it looks great!


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