3 Ways to Remove Self Tanner
We’re always giving you tips on how to prep your skin or how to make your tan last longer- but what is the best way to remove your fake tan once it starts to fade? “Removing” tanner is actually exfoliating off those outermost skin cells that the DHA stains. The best way tool to do this is an exfoliating mitt ($15).
- Soaking: The best time to remove fake tan is during a bath or shower when your skin is already softened and will exfoliate easier. Fill your bathtub with warm water and a hefty amount of baby oil. The oil helps break down the tanning agent (DHA)- which is why we recommend staying away from oil-based soaps and lotion regularly! Once you’ve soaked a good bit, grab a physical exfoliant like an exfoliating mitt and and start scrubbing.
- Exfoliation: If you don’t have the time to soak, or don’t have a bathtub – don’t worry! You can wash away your fading tan pretty easily in the shower using a body scrub and an exfoliating mitt. You can even DIY your own exfoliating scrub with shower gel and baking soda or sugar. Make sure you pay extra attention to the drier areas – knees, elbows, hands, and feet – that typically hold the most color.
- Patchy Tan: If you want to get really Martha Stewart, you can make your own spray tan removal paste with a few items from your kitchen! Mix baking soda with lemon juice until it’s spreadable paste and rub it onto the areas you wish to remove the tan from!
No matter which method you use, just make sure you’re thoroughly hydrating the new skin cells you just revealed! The best thing you can do to prep for your next spray tan is to take care of your skin and use professional grade products like GlowPro Tans.