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Get ready to shine …
Choosing the best fake tan for your face is not easy. Think of it this way: you wouldn’t use the same moisturizer on your face that you use on your body, so why use the same tan?
Fortunately, many brands have developed tanning products specifically designed for your face, and some are even filled with skin-loving ingredients such as hyaluronic acid and vitamin C.
We’ve rounded out your favorite fake tans for your face and included lots of information on how to customize them to look natural all year round. For more inspiration, be sure to read our guides on the best progressive tans and the best instant tans for summer and later…
Top 8 Fake Tans for Your Face You Can Buy Now:
Balinese body facial tan water £ 26 | ASOS
Best for beginners: If you are new to the world of fake tanning, you will not miss this product. It’s so easy to use, just add a few drops to a cotton ball and apply it all over your face like a tonic. Results? A natural tan that occurs in four to six hours.
Tan-Luxe Super Glow Hyaluronic Self-Tanning Serum
was 39 pounds now £ 27.75 | Looks fantastic
Ideally, if you need extra skin benefits: To tan, say hello to Tan-Luxe Serum. This product contains ultra-low molecular weight hyaluronic acid and sodium hyaluronate, which help to intensively moisturize the skin. Did we mention that it also contains SPF 30? Win win.
Dior Bronze Self-Tanning Gel Gradual Glow £ 29 | John Louis
The best luxury option: If you crave luxury, we recommend Dior Bronze Self-Tanning Gel, designed specifically for the face. Due to the double skin improvement and the effect of self-tanning, your skin will look radiant and the sun-kissed glow will gradually increase every day.
St. Tropez Self Tan Purity Vitamins Facial Serum £ 21.35 | Feelunique
Best for natural tanning: St. Tropez is always our brand when it comes to fake tanning. Their vitamin-enriched bronze water serum creates a natural glow that occurs in four to six hours. It can be applied directly on the face or mixed with a moisturizer to make it even more natural.
Dove DermaSpa Summer Revived face cream is discounted and moderate, £ 2.99 | Feelunique
The best available option: If you don’t want to be pampered, this Dove tan costs just £ 2.99. What a bargain. The face cream will give you a healthy looking glow that can be created over time.
Paradise Island Self-Tanning Drops – Medium,
was GBP 19.95 now £ 13.37 | Looks fantastic
For the best glow: These clever drops of Paradise Island give you complete control over your tan. All you need to do is add as many drops as you want to your face moisturizer to achieve the results you want. In addition, the nourishing formula is enriched with color-correcting active ingredients to maintain orange tones.
Bondi Sands One Hour Express face mist £ 13.99 | Feelunique
Best for fast results: If you want to tan in an instant, the Bondi Sands One Hour Express Face Mist will help you. This mist gives a deep, long-lasting tan in just an hour. It is worth noting that instead of spraying on the face, we recommend spraying on a glove and then applying on the face to make the shine more even.
Clinique face bronze gel shade, £ 19 | Looks fantastic
Best for sensitive skin: If you have sensitive skin, the thought of tanning a fake face can be scary. However, Clinique bronze gel is tested by dermatologists, does not cause acne, it does not contain fragrances and oil, so it will be less irritating to the skin.
How to apply a false tan to your face:
Each individual product will come with its own set of instructions, but after trying out a good portion of our formulas, there are a few steps we’ll never miss.
First of all, before using any tanning products, clean all the makeup and wipe the skin. Most tans will respond best to a clean, dry surface, so do not use any moisturizers or serums beforehand.
Also, if you choose tanning drops, they can sometimes be mixed with a moisturizer, so be sure to review the instructions.
We recommend a tan to the neck for a more natural tan, and if you haven’t used gloves, be sure to wash your hands afterwards!