Fake tanning is probably one of the best ways to give your face a nice sun kissed look and healthy radiance without exposing your skin to the dangerous rays of the sun. Sunless tanning refers to applying self tanner on the face to achieve a natural, similar result to suntan. Read on and find out how to apply fake tan to the face in order to look like a beautiful Greek goddess.


Sitting in the sun gives you a wonderful tan, however nowadays it is more and more dangerous since harmful sunrays may cause the apparition of wrinkles and may lead to serious diseases such as skin cancer. However, thanks to modern technology, you can obtain a glowing, fabulous skin without having to expose yourself to these health risks. Self-tanners offer you a wonderful way to achieve the same results and temporarily deepen your complexion.

There are plenty of different sunless tanners on the market but many women don’t know how to apply these products properly on their face in order to achieve the best results. Improper application of these self-tanners can leave you with an artificial look and dark, orange spots on your face, which can completely destroy your appearance. Therefore, learning to correctly apply these products is key to having a gorgeous, glowing complexion for summer. Follow these techniques and find out how to create a fabulous golden tan to enhance your natural beauty and shine like a real diva.

First of all one of the most important things is to use fake tan products that are specially designed for the needs of the specific are, namely your face.
Never apply self-tanners on your face that you use on your body, since these products are too thick for the skin of your face and they are too dark as well. There are dozens of different fake tan products you can choose from, so make sure you select the right self-tanner for your face.



Before starting to apply a fake tan to your face make sure you have secured your hair into a ponytail so that it won’t get in your way and you can work the product evenly into your skin.



In order to achieve a flawless, natural result, exfoliate your skin well, a day before or the night before applying the fake tan. Use a mild facial scrub to gently exfoliate your face and get rid of dead skin cells from the surface of your skin. Opt for an exfoliator that is appropriate for your skin type and rub the scrub around your face with circular movements. This way you can create a smooth, even surface for applying the fake tan.

Rinse your face well to remove all the residues of the scrub and then continue with applying a moisturizer before going to sleep. In the next morning, wash your face thoroughly and dry it well.



After your face is completely dry, you can proceed with applying the fake tan to your face. Use only a small amount of product and distribute it evenly all over your face, making sure you avoid the area around your eyes.
Start from your neck bones and work your way upward, rubbing your hands over all of your face. Blend the self-tanner well outwards and let it absorb completely into your skin. It is really important to apply only a thin layer of fake tan on your skin, in order to make it look even and natural.
If you would like to add more radiance to your cheeks as well as give a natural looking tan to top of your nose, your can apply a second thin layer on these specific areas after the first coat has completely absorbed into your skin.
This way you can give definition to your features and create the illusion of a wonderful, authentic looking tan. Don’t touch your face and allow the self-tanner to fully absorb into your skin. Make sure you wash your hands right after you have finished with applying the product to avoid patching them with the fake tan.

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Following these tips you will be able to see visible results 5-7 hours after using the fake tan product on your face. If you want to keep up this sun kissed look, you will have to repeat this process every 3-4 days to maintain the delicate golden radiance of your skin.
Don't get too excited and try not to go over the top with the self tanner so you won't end up like Christina Aguilera or fashion designer Valentino.