There’s a common misconception that people with dark skin shouldn’t bother with self-tanning, but we’re ready to put that myth to rest. As Alana Campos, Founder and CEO of Brazi Bronze explains, “Most people think that Black and Brown women don’t need to tan because their skin is already dark, but self-tanning brings benefits beyond just color.”
Self-tanners deliver an instant glow to dark skin. Whereas people with fairer skin typically use self-tanners to get more bronzed, those with darker skin tones use them to even their complexion and bring out a sun-kissed finish. And if you’re still not convinced, check out the countless videos that show how self-tanning can work its magic on dark skin. Tags like #BlackGirlsTan and #SelfTannerDarkSkin on TikTok offer first-person reviews and tips on how to apply it at home.
Ready to board the glow train? Two experts reveal everything you need to know about applying self-tanners on darker skin ahead.