Hey, listen, we’ve all been there, no judgments here! I’m talking about those few months leading up to summer where you want to start showing some skin but still have that pale winter skin tone or a summer where there’s no sun and you still want a bronzed glow. The only thing to do is opt for the self-tan, but as we all know far too well, mastering the art of self-tanning can be much, much harder than it seems! There isn’t one girl out there who hasn’t had to struggle through it at some point in her life! Don’t worry though, here are some quick fixes for self-tanning disasters!
1. Scrub It
If it’s looking too dark, then you can lighten the tone by exfoliating the top layers of your skin where most of the product is located. One of the best ways to do this in an even fashion is to use an exfoliating glove. They are really handy, pun intended!
2. Mix It
If it’s looking really bad, then have a go at mixing some lemon juice and baking soda and then rubbing it on your skin. The aim is for it to act like a natural skin lightener and help to lift the tone of the fake tan slightly!
3. Bleach It
If your hand and nails have turned orange, then you can use some whitening toothpaste to basically scrub and bleach the stains away.
4. Disguise It
If the problem is that the tan has come out streaky, then you should try to fill it rather than removing it. It might take a little while to match up all of the light streaks properly, but the final result will often be much more appealing than a fake tan that his been half scrubbed away with a few patches remaining here and there!