An overly orange-hued self-tanning situation (that’s clearly, gone very wrong ) is undoubtedly at the very top of the list the worst beauty blunders. And that’s just for the body. Now, if you’re planning on applying a sunless tanning product to your face, you’re automatically faced (pun, intended) with an increased number of potential misfortunes, whether it be breakouts or the whole mismatched neck to face scenario. The good news? Sunless tanning products have come a long, long way in recent years, and it’s literally never been easier to find the right self-tanner to suit your face (and of course, match your unique skin tone).

One of the best off-label perks of wearing a facial self-tanner is that it gives you the off-label benefit of covering up minor imperfections, like scars and dark spots. You can wake up feeling like you already have a slight, “no-makeup makeup” shield on your face without having to use any foundation or concealer. However, this skin-enhancing “side effect” doesn’t exactly work if you’ve had an “oops” moment during your application process accidentally chose the wrong shade for your skin tone. However, thanks to some pretty stellar and new-and-improved formulas, it’s never been easier to avoid this dreaded self-tanning disaster.

While some products are suitable to use on both the face and body, there are a number of options specifically designed just for the face. From elixirs designed to be mixed with your favorite skincare serum to fool-proof, gradual moisturizers, there are plenty of options to achieve a faux glow without basking in the sun’s (or tanning bed’s) harmful and aging rays.

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