Here are some tips for removing spray tan. You might have got too much of a good thing, or your tan might simply be getting old and a bit patchy. Either way: tiime to get rid of it.
Hands, feet, elbows, and knees seem to take on more spray tanning solution than the rest of the body, because they have more dry skin on them. It is important to exfoliate those places extra carefully prior to your spray tan. Personally, I do not worry too much about the knees, because I figure that when I used to tan in the sun, my knees were always darker than the rest of my body, so I think that having knees a little bit darker just makes it look more natural.
What to use to take the stains off after spray tan.
Sometimes, no matter what you do, you still get darker stains. The best way to deal with them is to rub them off with exfoliant. If you use a exfoliant on top of exfoliating glove, it seems to do a great job of removing the spray tan. If you have done this, and not all has come off, a little bit of lemon juice, liquid bleach or hydrogen peroxide will do the trick.
Removing spray tan altogether. If you had a really dark spray on tan, at the end of its life it might be getting quite patchy, and if it is beyond the stage that can be touched up, you might want to take it off. The easiest way to remove a spray tan is to moisturize your body with baby oil, leave it on for couple of hours, and then have a hot bath, grab one of those exfoliating gloves (or loofah), pour some exfoliating gel onto it and scrub everything off. All gone!
If you spray tan regularly, it might be a good idea to invest in a exfoliating mitten. Not only is it incredibly effective in assisting with your pre-spray tan exfoliation, but it also works very well when you need to get rid of your old and patchy spray tan.
Of course if you use a exfoliating mitten you do not put baby oil on your body and soak, you just soak in clean water for about 20 minutes and then scrub. Believe me, if a exfoliating mitten will not remove that spray tan - nothing will.
Removing Spray Tan From Hands and Soles of Feet
Lemon, hydrogen peroxide and pumice stone can do a pretty good job, but the latest tip - drum roll please - Magic Eraser!
Just watch out. Magic Eraser will remove all the tan, not just some of it, so if you are trying to remove some of it to get rid of streaks, use something else.