Applying self-tan to your face is always a little disconcerting, isn’t it?
Fear of the unknown – will it be streaky, has it gone patchy and grabbed any drier areas? You really don’t know what to expect when you dash to the mirror in the morning to see what’s occurred overnight.
Unlike tanning mistakes on your body, the face is more difficult to correct or conceal.
One way to lessen the risk is to mix a little tan with your usual moisturiser to dilute somewhat. You might find it useful to try buffing a self-tan into the face with a kabuki brush to get an even finish. Otherwise, a gradual tanner is another option – I’ve been trying some face products from Skinny Tan so keep reading to find out which ones and how I’m getting on with them.
Skinny Tan is a UK brand, proud to be cruelty-free and vegan-friendly. With stand-out packaging and innovative product ranges and formulas, it’s most definitely the tan to be seen in.
For someone who doesn’t tan naturally, I’ve been a self-tan and healthy glow advocate for many, many years. I’ve tried plenty of brands, from drugstore to higher-end, but Skinny Tan is one I’ve only recently started using.
There are products available for every skin tone and situation possible so if you’re new to self-tanning, or, you’re looking to try something different, then Skinny Tan is a great place to start. I’ve been more than impressed by both the tans I’ve tried and the luxurious double-sided mitt which really makes application a dream.
With that dreaded self-tan smell enough to put anyone off, you can be assured that If you like biscuits, you’re out of luck as there’s no detectable cookie scent with Skinny Tan. You’ll have to make do with a mix of caramel and fresh coconut instead, (poor you).
Gradual Tan Daily Moisturiser 50ml RRP £14.99
I was really excited to try this daily product as it sounds like the answer to my face tanning prayers but I must admit, I’ve read mixed reviews. Personally, I find it lightweight, blends easily and spreads well across the skin with no residue.
Available in two shades – Light and Medium. I have the medium which I felt was a good fit for me as I prefer a little more colour throughout the summer.
The product has a light tint, but I have to say, I didn’t see a noticeable difference on first use. However, I kept going each day and a natural golden colour began to show itself.
If you’re like me, concerned about making a self-tanning facial faux-pas then this daily moisturiser is a good one to try.
Skinny Tan Moisturising Tanning Drops 30ml RRP £14.99
Introducing the latest innovation in facial tanning. You can transform any moisturiser into a bespoke face tanner by adding as little or as many drops as you like to achieve the desired depth of colour. Infused with Skinny Tan’s signature coconut and caramel scent for an extra sensory experience whilst getting that “just got back from the Caribbean” glow.
Don’t underestimate this little bottle of tanning oil, it really performs very well, and for me, just a few drops are all I need for a subtle golden glow. You can use it daily to build your colour and maintain it, otherwise, skip a day here and there if you don’t want to go overboard on the colour intensity. With an oil formula, you might be expecting it to be greasy or interfere with makeup application but not at all, it blends so well you’d barely notice it there.
Between the two products I have, I’ve found this one to be the more effective and delivers some colour on first use. Just remember to wash your hands.
All Skinny Tan Face products are formulated with aloe vera and guarana to firm and condition the skin. 97% naturally derived ingredients and free from parabens, sulphates and dyes.
Cruelty-free and suitable for vegans.
What about you? Have you tried either of these products or anything else by Skinny Tan? I’d love to know what you think
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