Women make the same mistake year after year by purchasing an over-the-counter tanning product. They just slathered it on hoping they will achieve the desired color. Many will notice a streaky uneven look on their body that is sometimes in an ugly orange.
Instead of panicking, try some of these easy tips to remove the faux pas.
- Douse the areas to remove with baby oil. Pause for a half an hour and then take a bath. Exfoliate the skin gently with a washcloth or soft sponge. Follow up with a mild bath gel. A single bath may be all that’s needed since soaking in water works by expediting the top layer cells to fall off the skin.
- Use baking soda on the delicate areas of the face and neck in a shower. Leave the face and neck damp only and massage dry baking soda onto this area in a gentle circular movement and rinse off. This will slough off any dead skin and remove the orange tone.
- An alternative method is use cotton balls moistened with non-alcohol based toner or liquid makeup remover over the face. Apply this before going to bed
- There are self tan removers in the marketplace that claim to remove unwanted tan 4 hours after application. When purchasing a self tanner, pick up a bottle of remover also.