Are Sunless Tanners Bad for Your Skin?


The Effects of Ultraviolet Rays on the Skin

It’s no secret that overexposure to the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays is the leading culprit of all sorts of problems, including premature wrinkles, accelerated aging and dark spots. This list also includes an increased risk of melanoma; more than 9,500 people in the United States are diagnosed with melanoma each day, according to In the past, getting a healthy-looking glow and that perfect tan required hours and hours of laying out in the sun. At one time, sunburns were the goal. However, today we know that having five or more sunburns in your lifetime doubles your risk of melanoma. Fake Bake offers an alternative way to achieve a beautiful tan safely with our sunless tanning products without subjecting your skin to the sun’s damaging rays and experiencing its negative effects

Is Self-Tanning Lotion Bad for Your Skin?

However, the misconception is that self-tanners are actually bad for you and bad for your skin. Not true. At Fake Bake, we’ve taken great care to develop products that are great for your skin. Our exclusive formulas deliver a beautiful sunkissed look by enhancing your skin’s own pigments without the need for harmful chemicals. Unlike some products on the market today, it won’t stain your clothes and it doesn’t leave a bad odor.

Exceptional Ingredients

As one of Hollywood’s top sunless tanning brands, we’ve always used exceptional ingredients to develop self-tanners. Whether our Flawless Mousse is your go-to for a professional-looking tan at home or you’re a die-hard fan of the Flawless Self-Tan Liquid, you can be confident that our sunless tanning products are both safe and effective.

Nourish Your Skin with Fake Bake Products

We not only carry the best self-tanning products on the market, but we also carry products that help you maintain that long-lasting tan and keep your skin soft and healthy. Our moisturizing and antioxidant-rich Fake Bake Mistifier™ Moisturizing Body Spray babies your skin and leaves it hydrated and smooth — before you apply your favorite Fake Bake product and after you achieve that beautiful glow. It's also perfect as a standalone product and it's great for everyday use to leave your skin silky and smooth.

Lovingly Curated Products, Ideal for All Skin Types

So if you’re still unsure whether self-tanning lotion is bad for your skin, fear not! The products at Fake Bake are lovingly curated and proven to give you the best, most natural tan without spending excessive time in sun. Our products, such as the Flawless Mousse, are also suitable for sensitive skin. The result? A spectacular golden glow for all skin types that requires zero exposure to harmful UV rays that can cause a laundry list of negative effects.

We know more today about the damaging effects of the sun. Get that healthy-looking tan in a smarter and better way with Fake Bake. Our safe and award-winning products are the perfect alternatives to tanning beds and excessive sun exposure.  

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