For those of us partial to a perpetual post-vacation glow without actually stepping on a plane or baking in the sun's harmful UV rays , self-tanner is an absolute godsend. But as anyone who has unintentionally been transformed into a streaky or orange version of themselves knows, scoring believably sun-kissed limbs can involve some — dare we say — risky trial and error. The reason it's tougher to nail a faux glow than, say, find the perfect foundation shade , is because self-tanners rely on DHA, a sugar that safely darkens the skin. As cosmetic chemist Randy Schueller previously told Allure , DHA can be tough to stabilize, hence the dreaded tangerine tint. Luckily, self-tanners have come a long way since their inception and many of today's options impart "tans" that are indistinguishable from the real deal.
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We want the best self-tanner for our face without a trial-and-error process. If you have dry skin , they can stick to the dry patches in the most unfortunate way. If you have oily or acne-prone skin , some self-tanners might clog pores and cause breakouts. And if you have sensitive skin , the chemicals and fragrances in some self-tanners might cause an inflamed flare-up. From mix-in drops to refreshing mists and traditional lotions, here are the best options.
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Unless you just returned from a tropical getaway, your skin is probably looking a little more ghostly than glowing at the moment. Unlike getting a spray tan , which rarely last as long as you want and can cost a pretty penny, applying a self-tanner is fully in your control. You can decide how much to apply, how often you want to do it, and how much you want to spend on it.
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