The 7 worst self tanners according to totalbeauty.com
Hi Self tanning Beauties! I am sure a lot of you have tried every self-tanner under the sun. How many of those self-tanners have made you look like an Oompa Loompa or a cast member from the Jersey Shore? Do you usually turn bright red when one of your friends shouts out…” Eeeewww, who’s wearing self-tanner or got a spray tan?” Thanks to totalbeauty.com and their readers we have a list of 7 products that should be avoided by all means. Do you agree with their choices?
“This is nasty. It reeks of chemicals, it has no accuracy whatsoever on the dial, and it takes MANY applications to work. Just buy a cheaper instant one ya’ll! This is a terrible product. just so you can get the picture: It reeks so bad, I HAVE to give it a 2 [rating].” — Kenya, Total Beauty reader
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Why to avoid it: “My main complaint is with the formula. This product resulted in a streaky mess in my hands. I don’t know why this would be as I followed all the usual self-tanning guidelines (exfoliate, use on dry skin, etc.). I rubbed and rubbed and rubbed and still could not get it to look uniform. Finally, I gave up in frustration, knowing that I would be looking at streaky legs for the next week, which I was. To add insult to injury, the scent was the usual toxic self-tanner scent and not pleasing in any way.” — talk2uranalyst, Total Beauty reader
Why to avoid it: “I was disappointed with this product. It took so long to dry and left my skin feeling sticky. The smell is horrible too. It gave my face nice color, but I couldn’t get over the sticky feeling and bad smell to use it for more than a couple of days.” — dancarina, Total Beauty reader
Why to avoid it: “[The] label should read: Warning you may be mistaken for a pumpkin. [It's the] worst tanner I have ever used — turns you a fake orange color. Don’t waste your money!!!” — Katie, Total Beauty reader
Why to avoid it: “It smells like copper and did not build a tan for me whatsoever. It washed off right away and I was back to my medium skin tone. It makes my face too shiny, which makes me look greasy, and I have some acne and it only accentuated the redness of the pimple.” — crazy4tennis, Total Beauty reader
Why to avoid it: “UHM! EWW? Built me a tan using this product every other day. My legs turned orangey. I went to a party wearing white shorts, it was hot, when I got home I saw streaks. I was able to SCRUB the tan off. Thank goodness for that!” — suzy_ishtar, Total Beauty reader
Why to avoid it: “This product was very hard to apply evenly, mostly because the color develops over several hours and goes on clear. I had splotches of dark tan show up hours after I applied the tanner. The color looks fake on my skin — it has a yellow tint. It also smells bad. It does, however, stay on longer than most spray-on tans, which in my case turned out to be not-so-great.” — gustavi7, Total Beauty reader
Are there any other self tanners that you think should make the list? Comment below!
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