As the weather gets colder and the sun begins to set earlier, There’s nothing we love more than self-tanner. The perfect bronze glow throughout the year can significantly boost mood. It makes us feel more confident when we’re glowing, even in the middle of winter. Even though we’ve tried several self-tanner products at home, we’ve suffered from fake tan that’s gone wrong. We’ve had many self-tanner blunders with blotchy wrists, stripes, and feet that are orange. Sometimes, bad tans do occur to people who aren’t, So what do we think?
To brighten your skin by applying self-tanners, you may find a dark shade and palms that are orange or an uneven mess. It wasn’t the glow you desired, and you now need to fix it. By using these easy techniques, your self-tanning blunder will be over within a matter of minutes.
The most crucial factor in fading self-tanner is to hydrate and exfoliate the skin. A skin that is moisturized will be less likely to be able to hold onto pigmented formulas. Exfoliation aids in the removal of the outer layer of skin that the self-tanner has dyed.
What Is Self-Tanner?
Self-tanner is a mix of substances that darkens the epidermis, or the skin’s surface (or the skin’s top layer) the skin) to give a fake tan that replicates the look and feel of a genuine suntan. Self-tanning, or the sunless method, can be a healthier alternative to suntanning, which relies on UV (UV) radiations from the sun’s rays to modify the production of melanin on the skin. Both outdoor and indoor tanning poses certain risks. They may cause wrinkles and skin damage and cause an increase in the incidence of developing skin cancer.
Self-Tanner Removing Products
Making severe mistakes, like massive streaks on your legs, calls for something with more high-octane. There are several products available that can be purchased to accomplish precisely that. Evans is a fan of his St. Tropez Tan Remover Mousse, a mixture of sodium bicarbonate (a.k.a., baking soda, mild bleaching agent), citric acid, Urea (two mild exfoliators) as well as cleansing cotton extract.
We suggest reaching for the baby oil if you’ve had an unnaturally bronzing booboo. Baby oil is essentially a way to boost your skin’s appearance and help with exfoliation – the next step. Raw oils such as coconut oil, olive oil, or sunflower can be used in a pinch; however, make sure you purchase baby oil for the most beneficial results.
When you’re ready to get rid of your self-tanners, apply your skin with baby oil and let it sit for a couple of minutes. Rinse it off in the shower with either a washcloth or loofah. When you get out of the bath, you’ll be able to see that the color of your self-tanner has changed down one or two shades (woohoo!). Also, if you’ve applied an easy tanning product? You might be able to get rid of it completely!
Baking Soda + Lemon Juice
If you cannot go to Sephora to purchase the tan remover bottle (or do you not want to wait for your Amazon order to arrive), I have some good news. You can find a suitable substitute stored at the bottom of your fridge.
Find that box of baking soda that you have to remove the smell from your refrigerator and mix a couple of tablespoons of it with lemon juice. “It will turn into a fluffy paste,” Evans says. Evans. “Rub it on your skin and rinse it off with an icy shower. This should work perfectly.”
Rubbing Alcohol or Acetone
This might not be the first option for you… because the scents of both products are… they’re… disgusting. They can also be rough on the skin (so we’d suggest them only for a limited time).
Apply them similarly to the way you would apply baby oil or vinegar. Rub it on, then let it rest for about a minute before washing it off. You can also place it on a towel or cotton ball and lightly rub it over the part where you have the self-tanner you wish to get rid of.
Make use of sugar scrub.
Exfoliating mitts and sugar scrubs are both effective ways of getting rid of old skin cells accumulated on the epidermis, where your self-tanner can be found. Create your body scrub using exfoliants (like sugar or salt) and a nutritional component (like coconut oil). Apply the exfoliant in circular motions over your skin to remove the tanner lightly.
Toothpaste is among the most effective multi-taskers you can have in your home. It also – you’ve heard it right – you can use it to assist in the removal of self-tanner! One of the ingredients in whitening toothpaste is sodium bicarbonate which is designed to brighten the teeth. However, it could be used appropriately to smooth the uneven areas of fake tanning.
To remove the self-tanner, we suggest applying it directly on the skin, but only in small areas, such as between your fingers or your palms. Apply it for approximately 10 minutes and then wash it off using a washcloth. Please note that it’s not recommended to apply this treatment more than once because it could irritate your skin.
File it under “Good To Know, but Never Do This!” As Ashley Graham’s Instagram videos prove, this cleaner will remove more than just streaks from your mirror. Evans admits that the method works but cautions that it’s not the most beneficial thing you could do to your skin. These products are typically made up of harsh solvents that could be very irritating. It’s one thing to have glass skin. I’m firm on avoiding this.
CAN I REMOVE THE SELF-TANNER FROM MY FACE?
Yes, yes, but you should employ a different approach to the face than you do to your body. The facial skin is delicate, prone to irritation, and has a more significant cell turnover. The self-tan will likely last only about two to four weeks on the face. “Generally, to correct a bad face self-tan all you need is to exfoliate well with an exfoliating wipe, mitt, or device to lift off the self-tan or use a good AHA product,” Evans says. If you’re trying to speed up the process, gentle facial scrubs exfoliating instruments, and AHA’s should be your preferred tools to remove the appearance of a suntanned look. Of course, you should apply your moisturizer afterward.