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Self-Tanner Myths: Learn the Truth About Fake Tans

Self-Tanner Myths: Learn the Truth About Fake Tans

19th Mar 2021

Self-tanning products such as Fake Bake’s popular Self-Tan collection have been around for quite a long time. Long enough for there to be many misconceptions about the self-tanning experience. We decided it was time to address a number of myths that make some people hesitant to try an outstanding self-tanner. Read on to learn what these myths are and get the facts straight from the experts.

Myth #1: All Tanners Are Alike

We’re not sure where this myth got started, but we do know that the idea that every self-tanning product is alike isn’t the case at all. Truthfully, there’s no “one tanner fits all” product. Fake Bake’s tanning products are uniquely formulated to meet our standards and cover the full range of tanning needs. We also have different formulas within our line of products. Read reviews for popular tanners, and you’ll find a variety of opinions. We encourage you to try different tanning formulas, such as Fake Bake’s Flawless Self-Tan Liquid and Flawless Mousse, to see which ones you like best.

Myth #2: Fake Tans Are Fake Looking

Although this myth has long been disproven by the success of Fake Bake products, it is still floating around. It persists because there are so many different self-tanner brands with different levels of quality. We can only vouch for our products. The dreaded “orange skin” is a big reason why some people think all tanners produce a fake look. We understand this fear, which is why we make achieving a natural tanned look easier. You can get great results with formulas like our Fair Gradual Self-Tan Lotion for fair skin and Flawless Darker Self-Tan Liquid.


Myth #3: Self-Tanners Contain Sunscreen

Self-tanners are a great way to get the sun-kissed tanned skin you desire without the need to lay under harsh sunlight for hours. They do not typically contain sunscreen. After using a self-tanner, always apply sunscreen before spending time in the sun.