Those who have plunged in the fake tan pool know that getting rid of mistakes is hella difficult. From having really dark hands to a straight on Oompa Loompa look, fake tan mishaps are everywhere.
Here are some tricks to removing that fake tan you should’ve refreshed days ago.
No matter what you do, don’t panic scrub. Instead, try using a light body polish mixed with a tiny amount of bath or massage oil and repeat this a couple of times for an even all-over fade.
Or you could always make a trip down to your local swimming pool. While swimming is super fun, it’s actually the chlorine you’re there for, as it breaks down the tan. Next, hop into the shower, take a pair of exfoliating gloves and work in circular motions.
Don’t have time to swim and need to get rid of that tan straight away? Goodbye scrubbing and hello Bondi Sands Self Tan Eraser. The super product is the first of its kind and was apparently heavily desired as it sold out in three hours. Simply pump onto skin, smooth over the area you want to diffuse, leave for five minutes, then wipe away with a damp cloth. Easy peasy.
How to remove fake tan streaks
Have you never wondered why oil-based products are a no-go after a spray tan? It’s because oil breaks down DHA, the ingredient that produces that golden glow.
Run a bath and fill it up with a bath oil– one that smells heavenly obviously. This will soften the tan and rub your skin with a remover mitt in circular motions. Doing this ensures that any stubborn patches are evenly removed.
How to remove fake tan from hands and feet
Orange, patchy hands and blotchy feet are the telltale signs of you using glow in a bottle. Try using baking soda to get rid of the orange patchiness. Just add two tablespoons to some water and mix to create a paste. Then rub it over your hands or feet and leave it on for a few minutes. Make sure you didn’t miss any spots before washing it off.
How to remove fake tan patches before applying more
If your an avid user of fake tan you should know that your old layer should first be shed before applying a new tan. Use Isle of Paradise Over It Magic Self-Tan Eraser, which works best on three-day old tan as it contains glycolic acid which exfoliates the skin.
Now we can all look like sun-kissed goddesses instead of terracotta pot plants.
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