It's been a real struggle all my life to put some colour into my pale skin. Most of the time I could pass for a vampire, with legs so pale they look almost blue – it's definitely not a sexy look. The brownest things about me are my freckles. It's annoying when you see beautiful tanned women in the media, looking healthy and natural. Whenever I've tried to get a tan the old-fashioned way, I ended up a very unnatural shade of scarlet.

Olive oil for tanning
I don't like the idea of putting loads of chemicals into my body, but I found out from a friend that she had used olive oil to help her tan, and it definitely showed. I decided to give it a try, and I've been really pleased with the results.