Make a claw shape with your hand for perfect coverage all over your fingers, palms, and knuckles. For an even more precise application for tan hands, use a flat-head blending brush. After applying self-tanner, grab a makeup wipe to clean off excess product from your fingernails, cuticles, inner wrists, and palms.... read more ›
- Gently buff away excess tan. Excess product often settles onto dry areas, like the elbows, knees, ankles, hands, and feet, causing an uneven, patchy tan. ...
- Exfoliate the skin. ...
- Fill in the gaps. ...
- Always use a tanning mitt. ...
- Opt for a gradual tan moisturiser.
Dry skin soaks up extra self-tanner, causing unnaturally dark spots like those dreaded brown elbows. Before you tan, remove dead skin by showering and exfoliating with a textured sponge or nongreasy scrub. If you plan to shave or wax, do it the day before you tan to avoid stripping away the color.... see details ›
Just simply apply the mousse, leave up to 5 minutes and wash your tan away.... read more ›
Re: Why doesn't the skin on my hand and feet tan? It will, but the amount of sunlight exposure there is quite low, and the basal activity of the melanocytes (cells that make melanin) is lower for this reason.... continue reading ›
HOW TO FIX SELF-TANNING DISASTER | Tip Tuesday #54... view details ›
I've got major streaks — how do I fix them? "The best way to fix self-tan streaks without removing your entire tan is to use a gentle body exfoliator on the areas where you have too much pigment," says Von Hep.... view details ›
If you find your tan fading unevenly, use a gentle body scrub or dry brush to lightly exfoliate every two to three days. This will keep your tan even and allow for re-application without the fear of buildup. Evans stresses again to never just reapply more sunless tanner without first exfoliating.... read more ›
One of the main reasons for an orange fake tan is an excessive buildup of DHA in the top layer of the skin. If you apply fake tan regularly or you use a product that has too high a concentration for your skin, the level of DHA can cause your tan to turn orange.... continue reading ›
The skin on your hands and feet is so absorbent, so you just need the tiniest amount of tan,” says Von Hep. “Just use the tan that you already have on the rest of your body and sweep it down onto your hands, and that's more than enough product.”... continue reading ›
All self tanners will advise that you wash your hands with soap and warm water scrubbing thoroughly after you apply your self tanner. If done directly after application you can scrub off most if not all of the remaining color.... read more ›