It's official, summer is careering towards us. It's time to break out the flamingo pool inflatable, don those vintage-style cat-eye sunglasses, and dig out your favorite pair of denim shorts. We all love to get out and about in the summer, but whether you're off on vacation, staycation, or are simply chilling at home, it's important to stay safe in the sunshine. The sun's rays are harmful; when we're overexposed we can become victims of sunburn, heat stroke, premature skin aging, and in some severe cases, melanoma. Don't panic, this doesn't mean you have to keep those pale winter legs if you don't want them. If you do want them, power to you. But If you're after that mid-August skin glow while the season is just getting started, don't worry about risking potentially-harmful excessive sunbathing or tanning beds, there are plenty of vegan-friendly, cruelty-free self-tanning products on the market. 13 Vegan Self-Tanning Products 1. Isle of Paradise Light Self Tanning Water Isle of Paradise offers a wide range of paraben-free vegan products to help you get that sunkissed glow all year round. If you just want something light or you're a first-time fake-tanner, try its Self Tanning Water, made with organic tanning actives, avocado, chia seeds, and coconut oil. "On the Isle of Paradise we like to do things differently,"\u00a0notes the brand.\u00a0"We've combined a colour corrective approach with our tanning know-how to bring you your *best glow ever* -- whether that's for the beach or brunch, we've got you babe." Buy it here. 2. Solait Overnight Tan Mask by Superdrug Popular UK health and beauty retailer Superdrug offers its own range of affordable vegan tanning products called Solait. If it's a gradual tan you're after, try the Overnight Tan Mask, which costs just over \u00a33. It's essentially a nighttime moisturizer, but with a built-in tanner.\u00a0"Apply before bedtime and wake up to a natural sunkissed glow,"\u00a0says Superdrug. For those who want something a little more instant, try Solait Bronzing Lotion. It intensifies over a 4 hour period to give you a natural-looking glow, says Superdrug. Buy it here. 3. Beauty by Earth's Self Tanner Beauty by Earth's Self Tanner is the subject of 3,500 rave reviews, according to the Stir. It's made with organic, natural ingredients and will categorically not leave you looking like an Oompa Loompa. Reviewers note it goes on white, so doesn't stain, it lasts for a decent amount of time, and even has a pleasant smell. It's also one of Amazon's best sellers, the brand notes. It says, "this sun free tanning formula gives you a gradual sun-kissed glow without sunburns, early aging, and skin cancer. Perfect alternative to brands that sell very chemical filled tanners." Buy it here. 4. Skinny Tan Dark Body Mousse Made with over 95 percent naturally-derived ingredients, this coconut-scented vegan Dark Body Mousse is one for experienced tanners, warns Skinny Tan. The brand notes it will give you a "deep dark tropical tan" that lasts for around two weeks. It recommends you exfoliate your skin in the shower first with the Skinny Tan Exfoliating Mitt, lightly moisturize areas of dry skin, and then apply the mousse with a roller or tanning mitt. Buy it here. 5. Green People Self Tan Lotion Green People offers a range of natural, organic skincare products, including self-tanning lotion. Ideal for sensitive skin, the product is quick-drying and won't leave you feeling greasy after application, notes the brand. "Unlike most other brands, we do not use artificial fragrances, parabens, or harsh additives,"\u00a0says Green People.\u00a0"Instead, our organic fake tan is packed with pure plant oils such as Olive Fruit Oil and Rosehip Oil which promote soft, healthy skin." Buy it here. 6. Alba Botanica Sunless Tanner Lotion As Alba Botanica says on its website "it is safer to fake than bake!"\u00a0So why not try the brand's Sunless Tanner for a natural-looking sun-free golden glow? It's non-streaking and free of parabens, phthalates, and synthetic fragrances. Alba Botanica notes,\u00a0"When you need just a little sun-kissed glow, our easy-to-use, non-streaking self-tanning lotion absorbs quickly for a natural-looking tan in less than 3 UV-free hours. This is one of those rare times when it is better to go non-natural!" Buy it here. 7. Brazilliance by Tarte Cosmetics So maybe a trip to Brazil just isn't on the cards for you right now, but why can't you at least look like you've been sunning yourself on the beach in Rio? Brazilliance by Tarte Cosmetics will have you looking like you just got back from two weeks of indulgence and luxury in South America, without the price tag or the air miles. Tarte Cosmetics says,\u00a0"you'll get a natural-looking, deep-toned tan within just four hours PLUS+ skin that feels sexy, smooth & hydrated." Buy it here. 8. Pacifica's Bronzing Body Butter Pacifica Bronzing Body Butter will leave you looking perfectly sun-kissed, and protect you against the actual sun at the same time, as it's factor 50 SPF. The brand says,\u00a0"add a little sun-kissed bronze to your beautiful body while you protect and hydrate your skin. This rich, creamy body butter lets you play in the sun. Water-resistant, smells incredible, and is surfer approved!" Buy it here. 9. Black Stockings Body Tint by Lush As with most of its products, Lush's answer to self-tan is unique, natural, and plastic-free. Black Stockings comes in the form of a shimmering body bar; you simply rub on the area of skin you'd like to look a little more sun-kissed, and voila, you're shimmery and bronzed. Lush says, " is ideal for when you want to bare your winter legs or want to even out a tan. Sweep it over legs, arms or all over for a golden, even glow, or build up in layers for a deeper tan." Buy it here. 10. Eco by Sonya's Face Tan Water This is one for those aren't a fan of heavy mousses, lotions, and sprays. Eco by Sonya's Face Tan Water is the world's first organic, natural face tanning water, according to Organically Epic. The gradual tanner is perfect for those with oily and acne-prone skin as it doesn't block your pores, there's no need to lather your face with moisturizer after application either. Eco by Sonya says, "face tan water builds into a beautiful glow, creates a youthful radiance and even reduces the need to wear foundation." Buy it here. 11. Tanologist's Transparent Tan Water Tanologist's Transparent Tan Water not only tans your skin, but it hydrates it too! It's also infused with vitamins. One happy Superdrug reviewer said,\u00a0"bought this to try after reading reviews that said it looked like a spray tan, and they weren't wrong! The first hour after applying it I was worried because there was no development but once I had woken up I was such a nice colour!" They continued,\u00a0"wasn't sure how dark it would go but I'm very very fair and I feel that if I wanted I could of gone with the dark shade next time. Doesn't really have that horrible tanning smell either." Buy it here. 12. Prtty Peaushun's Skin Tight Body Lotion Rumour has it that Gwyneth Paltrow is a fan of Prtty Peaushun's products. If you want skin like an A-Lister, try the brand's Skin Tight Body Lotion. It's designed to give you a subtle glow due to the light-reflecting pigments, which "give a natural radiance and help even out skin tone."\u00a0 Buy it here. 13. UTAN Tan Vegan Gummies UTAN has developed the world's first-ever vegan tanning gummies. Yes. Apparently, you can tan your skin by eating gummies now? According to the brand, you take the gummies -- created by healthcare professionals -- for three to four weeks and they'll turn your skin golden. Sun exposure is not necessary. But don't just take UTAN's word for it. The product has been tried and tested by some consumers already, and it seems to work. One said,\u00a0"definitely noticed a big difference gone from lily white to a nice coffee colour, a must buy."\u00a0Another added,\u00a0"couldn't live without these and can't wait to get the new ones for my holiday." Buy it here.