Hello and welcome to my TED Talk on face fake tan.
Today, I’ll be answering all your questions about fake tanning your face. And there are many questions.
They include, but aren’t limited to: Can I use my body fake tan on my face or will it make me break out? Should I use fake tanning drops, or a mist, or a water? How do I fake tan my face and not look… orange?
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Honestly, it’s OK to think putting fake tan on your face is scary because, it is. It’s a high-risk operation on highly-visible real estate and, unlike crusty knees or a patchy elbow, you can’t cover up a bad face fake tan with clothes.
But don’t worry, because these face fake tanning tips and 13 excellent product recommendations are fool-proof.
Body fake tan on face – good or bad?
Short answer: neither! You can definitely use your body fake tanning product on your face, but really, it comes down to personal preference and your skin type.
If you’ve got ‘robust’ or normal skin – as in, it never goes red or throws a tantrum when you put products on it – there’s a good chance your skin could tolerate a few swipes of your body fake tan. Sensitive or dry skin types may find body fake tanning products, especially foams, stripping or irritating on the face, which is where face-specific tanning products come in.
Over the last decade or so, fake tanning formulas have come a long way. Now, fake tans for your face either feel and act more like skincare, are gentler on the skin, or are easier to use for a better result. Or, all of the above.
For more info on whether you can use body fake tan on your face, listen to beauty expert Leigh Campbell’s advice on the episode of the You Beauty podcast below. Post continues after audio.
Types of fake tan for face.
1. Fake tan drops.
Fake tanning drops are one of the simplest ways to fake tan your face to match your body tan for an occasion, or maintain an everyday, natural-looking glow.
These drops can be used on your face and body, but they’re especially handy for tanning your face because you can add them into your night time skincare routine. To apply, mix the drops into your usual amount of evening serum or moisturiser in the palms of your hands and rub in as normal. The more drops you add, the darker the tan you’ll get. Tan drops also come in different strengths (light, medium and dark).