How to get rid of fake tan

You don't like how your fake tan turned out. Did you put it on wrong, or are you just not happy with it? Don't worry, Bronzie has got your back. 

You can get rid of the fake tan in a number of ways that won't hurt you or your skin. Here are a couple:

Using an exfoliation mitt, rub your skin gently in circles to loosen the tan and get rid of dead skin. This will also help get rid of dead skin cells and any self-tanner that is still on your skin.

To make sure you get rid of all the fake tan, you should exfoliate regularly, but be careful not to do it too often or your skin will get red.

Steam it off
Even though it seems silly, it can work. Steam, which is a mix of heat and moisture, opens the skin's pores and makes it easier for dead skin to flake off. The dead skin is then replaced by new skin cells that are less affected by the tan you just put on.

Try applying a baby oil
Oils, like baby oil, can help break down the tan and make it fade much faster than it would on its own. However, this doesn't always work for every fake tanner. But surely it's worth a go?

How long does it take?
It's hard to say because it depends on the fake tan you used, how dark it is, and the colour of your skin. Exfoliating is the fastest and easiest way to get rid of fake tan and keep the skin underneath looking good.

Got more questions? Feel free to message us on Instagram and we'll do our best to help!


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