Having perfected a tanning routine over time, it has also been important to learn how to remove
Perhaps you are wondering how to remove the last layer of tan or you have tried a new product that didn’t turn out quite as expected.
Whatever your reason, at some point you will always have to remove
Nothing can beat the feeling of a fresh spray tan, however, most of us dread the thought of removing patchy, stubborn tan once it starts to fade.
While we are patiently waiting for a miracle product to hit the market that lasts for weeks with no patches, try the following tips for how to get rid of
How do you get
fake tan off quick?
This really depends on the time in which it has been on. If you have had it on for more than 5 days, it should come off relatively easy using one or a combination of the below methods.
If you have freshly applied it 12 hours – 48 hours, it will likely take a little extra effort and perhaps some time to have the tan completely removed. This is because most self tanning products contain DHA. Dihydroxyacetone or more commonly known as “DHA”, reacts with the top layer of your skin temporarily darkening it. DHA cannot penetrate the protective barriers of the skin, however, it does mean that after a new application, it can take some time for the product to completely fade from the skin’s surface.
For those interested in DHA-free fake tanning products click here.
How to Remove
Fake Tan: 5 Easy & Effective Ways
1. Use a Chemical Exfoliant
In the last few years, a number of effective
Bondi Sands is not only known for their amazing range of instant and gradual tanners, but they also have one of the best products for removal. The Bondi Sands Self Tan Eraser works to break down the DHA in the tanner allowing you to seamlessly remove the it without excessive scrubbing.
Leave the product on for 5 – 10 minutes and then begin gently exfoliating.
They do claim that you would have to have worn
2. Scrub with Baby Oil
Whether you are applying or removing tanner, well-hydrated skin will always provide the best results. Trying to scrub and exfoliate already dry skin can end up causing some serious irritation and redness. While we wouldn’t recommend you to use baby oil before you are about the apply a tan, it can certainly be one of the most effective ways to remove it. Use this prior to exfoliating and let it absorb into your skin. This will help the tan loosen from the skin. Place onto particularly dry areas to help when scrubbing.
3. Use a Good Exfoliating Mitt
Being possibly the best way to remove
Exfoliating, combined with a number of these tips and tricks will allow you to effectively remove your
Additionally, exfoliating will help prep your skin for your next tan application.
Be careful not to be overly rough on your skin as some of these mitts work a little too well. Try exfoliating in circular motions and you should see the old layer scrub right off.
4. Take a Hot Bath, Shower or Visit a Steam Room
One of the best (and most relaxing) steps in a tan removal routine, is taking a hot bath, shower or visiting a steam room. This could be done after applying one of the tan removal products and in conjunction with exfoliating for the best results.
Taking a hot bath or a sauna session before you begin exfoliating or removing tanner will help significantly soften your skin.
Tip! Use a body scrubber to loosen the skin.
Personally, I find that taking a bath is the most convenient option as it can often take a while to exfoliate. Soaking in a hot bath will also open the pores of your skin allowing some of that stubborn tan to come off easier when exfoliating. Add some bath oil to help make scrubbing a breeze – and leave your skin feel soft and refreshed!
5. DIY Self Tan Erasers
Believe it or not, there are a few items that you probably have lying around the house that works well in removing
Does apple cider vinegar remove
Along with normal vinegar, apple cider vinegar is another household item you probably have lying around that will help remove spray tan. The acidity in the vinegar can help to dissolve patches of
If you already have one coat of tanner on (after a shower) it can be quite difficult to remove. Some particularly dry areas such as your knees, ankles, and elbows may be trickier to remove the tan from as it has already absorbed deeply into the skin.
However, trying a combination of these tips and tricks should help you easily remove
Make sure you try a few of these tips and tricks together to figure out the best way on how to remove
AN ESSENTIAL IN YOUR TANNING TOOLKIT:
FAKE TAN REMOVER GLOVE
One of the most important steps in your tanning routine should be to first exfoliate the skin. This will allow you to remove any dead skin and prep the skin for the next application,
Regardless of whether you
Many of our favourite tanning brands also offer their own
Fake Tan Removal Gloves We Like:
Bondi Sands Exfoliating Glove
Bondi Sands Exfoliating Glove is a dual-action mitt with a black side that prepares the skin by removing dead skin cells and
Loving Tan Tan Removing and Skin Polishing Glove
Loving Tan Tan Removing and Skin Polishing Glove is a salon-quality dual-sided glove with one intense side designed to thoroughly exfoliate the skin and a light-pink side for gentle exfoliation and revitalisation of the skin.
A great benefit of this glove, is that it is quite durable and can be washed many times without losing any of its toughness.
This mitt is great for increasing the natural luminosity of your skin and leaving it soft and supple.
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