Self-tanner is a popular cosmetic product that can help you achieve a sun-kissed glow without the need for sun exposure. Most people are aware that self-tanners can be applied to the body resulting in a beautiful, natural-looking glow, but some may wonder, can I use self-tanner on my face?
The short answer is yes, but there are some important things to keep in mind to ensure that you get the best results. Self-tanner can be a great option for achieving a sun-kissed glow on your face, but it's important to use it correctly to avoid any irritation or unevenness. Let's go over some points that you'll need to keep in mind when using self-tanner on your face.
Use a self-tanner specifically designed for the face
When it comes to self-tanning, the face is often the most delicate area of the body. The skin on the face is thinner and more sensitive than the skin on the rest of the body, so it's important to choose a self-tanner specifically formulated for the face. These products typically have a lighter formula and less DHA (the active ingredient that causes the skin to darken) to avoid irritation or over-darkening of the skin. Using a product that is not specifically designed for your face could result in an over application of DHA. This means your tan would be darker than desired or maybe even have an orange hue.
At Glow by Skalla, all of our self-tanning products are formulated with violet undertones to combat orange hues and create a natural looking bronze glow. Our Flawless Finish Bronzing Drops have been created with the perfect amount of DHA for use on the delicate skin of the face. We've used quality ingredients, such as aloe vera, to promote skin healing and organic glycerin to provide seamless application and an ultimate flawless finish. Our Flawless Finish Bronzing Drops are also vegan friendly, sulfate free, and paraben free.
Exfoliate before applying self-tanner to your face
Before applying self-tanner to your face, it's important to cleanse your skin thoroughly and exfoliate to remove any dead skin cells. This will help ensure an even application and a more natural-looking tan. When you exfoliate, make sure to focus on areas where the skin is thicker, such as the forehead, nose, and chin. This will help to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and other imperfections.
It's best to exfoliate gently with a facial scrub, cleanser, or wet cloth. Be careful not to over exfoliate, as this could cause redness, irritation, and dryness. After exfoliating, always apply a facial moisturizer to keep your skin soft and supple. This will also ensure that your-self tanner spreads evenly and smoothly, resulting in the most natural-looking glow.
Use a light hand when applying and blend well
When applying self-tanner to your face, use a light hand and blend the product well, paying extra attention to the hairline, ears, and jawline to avoid any harsh lines or unevenness. Blend the self-tanner down your neckline the same way you would if you were applying makeup. This will result in a more natural looking finish.
It can also be a good idea to use a beauty sponge to help with blending. This will help you to achieve a more natural-looking tan and may also help to prevent any streaks or patches from forming. If you opt not to use a beauty sponge and use your hands instead, then be sure to wash your hands after applying the self-tanner. This will prevent the palms of your hands from becoming unnaturally dark.
Protect the skin on your face by wearing sunscreen
It's important to note that self-tanner does not contain sunscreen, so you must always wear sunscreen on your face, even on days when you're not using self-tanner. Sunscreen will help to protect your skin from harmful UV rays and will also help to prolong the quality and smoothness of your skin. Most importantly, sunscreen will help protect you from sun exposure that can lead to skin cancer.
When choosing a sunscreen, it's important to choose one that is specifically formulated for the face. These sunscreens typically have a lighter formula and are less likely to cause irritation or breakouts. You should also choose a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30, as this will provide the best protection against UV rays.
Consider your skincare routine when applying self-tanner to your face
Glow by Skalla Flawless Finish Bronzing Drops can be applied directly to your face for a natural look or underneath your make up for a glowing primer. You can apply the drops directly or mix them with your favorite facial moisturizer. Flawless Finish Bronzing Drops can be applied in the evening before bed or in the morning as part of your daily makeup routine.
When applying the drops in the evening, be sure to allow the self-tanner time to fully dry before anything touches your face. Allow at least 20 minutes for drying. The drops will develop overnight, and you'll wake up with a beautiful healthy glow. Simply wash your face before applying makeup, and enjoy your sun-kissed complexion!
When applying the drops in the morning, be sure to allow the drops time to dry before you put on makeup. As the day goes on, the drops will develop, leaving you looking as if you've spent the day basking in warm, golden rays of sun.
Start with a light application and build up gradually
If you're new to self-tanning, it's also a good idea to start with a light application and build up gradually to your desired level of tan to avoid any accidents or over-darkening. It's much easier to add more self-tanner than it is to remove it, so take your time and build up your tan gradually with thin layers of application over a period of days.
In conclusion, if you're asking can I use self-tanner on my face, the answer is absolutely! Just be sure to use one that is specifically designed for the face, exfoliate before applying, use a light hand to gently blend well, continue wearing your daily sunscreen, apply self-tanner at a time of day that's most convenient for you, and gradually build up your color.
If you’d like more information about applying self-tanner to your face, you can watch our helpful video. And if you’re ready to begin your self-tanning journey, you can find all our vegan friendly, sulfate free, and paraben free, nourishing tanning products here!