November 6, 2012
1. Getting rid of spray tan from specific parts of your body needs to be done immediately after getting your spray tan, while you’re still damp, you should look over the tan to see if there are areas that may be too dark. If you notice any inconsistent areas gently wipe off the excess solution using a wet towel. Be sure to pay close attention to your ankles, elbows, knees, knuckles and those ridges around your fingernails and toenails. If you realize that you have brown splotches, there are various options that you can make use of to remove spray tan;
Vinegar or lemon juice is great and easy way on how to remove spray tan. However, because it is the gentlest way it only works on lighter stains. The acid in vinegar or lemons will gently remove some of the colour, but there will be no change in the hard stains.
Pumice stone is very abrasive and if you’re not careful, it will most likely take off your skin as well as the spray tan. It is recommended that you only use it for places like that feet and palms where your skin is a little bit harder.
Hydrogen peroxide or a body scrub is the best option for deeper stains but if you overdo it, you may remove too much colour and thus end up with light patches instead of just removing the dark ones.
Foundation and concealer doesn’t remove spray tans, but it’s a great way for you to look presentable if all else fails. Camouflage those dark patches for a week till the spray tan is removed completely for the easiest bandage solution.
2. Getting rid of spray tan from the whole body once your spray tan has gone through the developing process:
Take a long hot soapy bath and then just scrub off the spray tan, combining this with a good exfoliating glove for the best results. Remember that the quality of your exfoliating glove will determine how much spray tan will be removed.
Use baby oil and baking soda. Apply baby oil and let it soak into the topmost layer of your skin before scrubbing the treated area with a bath mitt. You may also mix baby oil and baking soda into a paste, apply it to the skin and then scrub to remove spray tan.