A lot of people desire to get that exotic tanned appearance however; too much exposure to the sun can potentially cause skin cancer and wrinkles, especially on your face. The good news is that there are more convenient ways to tan your face without having to go through such an ordeal.

Exfoliate

When it comes to tanning your face, or your whole body, keep in mind that you always need to exfoliate or scrub your body. With regard to tanning your face, you need to exfoliate your face and neck the night before. Once you are done, you can apply moisturizers and get some sleep. Also, refrain from using any lotion or ointment or cleanser on your face before you start tanning because it will make the tanning product inefficient.

Morning ShowerTanning for the Face

As soon as you wake up in the morning, take a shower and wash your face and neck like you always do and then pat your face and neck dry and wait for at least 15 minutes before you apply your self-tanner.

Application

Put a small amount of the tanning product and try to avoid putting tan around the eye area. Apply it as if you are applying lotion on your face and make sure that the tanner is spread evenly on your face and neck. As soon as you are done applying the tan on your face and neck, the next thing that you should do is to wash your hands with soap and water. This is to keep your hands from ending up darker than usual. Make sure that you pull your hair back into a tight ponytail and make sure that there are no strands of hair are on your face because it can potentially hinder the tanning on your face.

Duration

The next thing that you need to do when it comes to self tanning is to wait for at least 4 to 8 hours for the tanning product to take effect. Refrain from touching your face during this time and with practice, you will eventually get used to tanning your face and neck. Refrain from exposing your face and neck to direct sunlight and refrain from using any sunscreens. Put an ample amount of moisturizer and apply it on your neckline while mixing it with tanning lotion so as to remove the tan line and make it blend smoothly with your natural skin color.

Tanning your face is not that difficult provided that you follow the standard self tanning procedures.