Yeah, so every alabaster out there wants a tan these days thanks to Kimmy K and all those darn Victoria's Secret models. Hopefully everyone knows a real one is the (sun)kiss of future death -- or if you prefer a less dramatic interpretation, it's a hop, skip, and a jump to skin damage and wrinkles.
Luckily, we have a lot of great Bahamas-in-a-bottle options (see the 9 best self-tanners here) -- you know, ones that make you look like this. However, NOT so luckily, we also have a lot of bad self-tanner options that will make you look like a Cheeto.
To help you steer clear of any potential faux tan disasters, I went on a mission to find out which self-tanners you should avoid with a 10-foot limbo poll (sorry, the promise of a perfect tan always makes me think of rockin' beach party). Total Beauty reviewers say these 7 self-tanners will leave you striped, orange and stinky:
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