We love nothing more than being bronzed to perfection (fake, of course) but loathe the musty smell of most fake tans and dread to think what's in them that turns the top couple of layers of skin so fantastically brown. Thank goodness, then, for the genius of Amanda Birch, who has devised a treatment at exclusive London salon Gielly Green that battles both these worrying issues.
The treatment includes a revitalising body brush to remove any dead skin and increase lymphatic flow. The face is also exfoliated with natural clay and a rich organic cleanser. Then the body is massaged with a luxurious rose-scented body lotion and finally the organic tanning lotion is applied. The cream is packed with natural ingredients including sugar beet, which reacts with the protein in your skin to develop into a sun-kissed glow.
It almost sounds more heavenly than a day on the beach and for just £65, it's a whole lot cheaper!
Organic Tanning Treatment, £65. Gielly Green, 42-44 George Street, Marylebone, W1U. Telephone: 020 7034 3060.
By Maria Milano