It’s the golden question.. how to remove fake tan?
And it’s one thing that new users of fake tan fear.
While you may have applied to perfect even tan, it doesn’t always come off the same way. Tan can tend to stick to particular areas, and wear off on other areas faster. It might not look pretty while it’s wearing off, but it sure is easy to get rid of it you do it the right way!
Exfoliating prior to tan application, and moisturising regularly while you have the tan on, both help immensely with the even-ness of a tan.
But inevitably there will come a time when you need to get rid of the remnants of the tan to prepare your skin for another application.
The easiest way to remove fake tan is by using a great exfoliating body scrub, and an exfoliating mitt, either in the shower or in the bath.
Baths are great as they allow your skin to soak and soften, which in turn makes the removal slightly easier.
But we understand that not everyone has the time to sit and soak, or even has a bath tub at all! So a shower is a great alternative. Once in the shower, ensure your entire body has been covered in water for at least a couple of minutes.
Then apply a generous amount of a gently exfoliating scrub to your hand, or for optimum results to a mitt. Scrub in small circular motions on your body, starting from your feet and work your way up your body.
You may need to scrub a little more rigorously on areas that tan tends to stick to such as your toes, knees and elbows.
We have a fab coconut body scrub which is made using organic coconut oil that nourishes and hydrates, and ground coconut shell to exfoliate away the dead skin and tan.
It may take two showers or baths to completely remove all evidence of your tan, and it is better to do it over two sessions than to damage your skin by scrubbing too hard in one go.
If you have any questions or need tanning advice, send us an email and our tanning guru Danielle, and pureTAN founder, will be on call to help.