So, your spray tan results didn’t come out right? Are you a bit on the orange side? Super streaky? Too bronzed? Uneven or splotchy? Whatever issue you have with your sunless tan, you might be asking yourself if it can be fixed or if you are stuck this way. The good news is, in most cases it can! With the right products and techniques, you can potentially fix a spray tan gone-wrong. Best of all, you can fix a spray tan in the comfort of your own home.
Continue reading to learn your options for correcting a bad spray tan, plus how to remove a spray tan entirely.
How to Correct a Bad Spray Tan
We get spray tans for a reason, whether for an important event, fun weekend ahead, or a vacation on the horizon. So, when spray tan results turn out bad, it is natural to panic. No one wants to feel like they are stuck with an uneven or streaky orange glow for weeks, nor do they want to feel like their hard-earned money was wasted. Fortunately, it is usually possible to correct about spray tan. There are different approaches you can take depending on your budget and personal comfort.
Sunless Tan Corrector Products
Certain products are recommended to fix a bad spray tan, such as enzyme peels and sunless tanning color refiners. These products are best for really bad spray tan results, like streakiness, unevenness, splotchiness, and orange tones. They are highly rated and typically effective, but they tend to come with a higher price tag.
For instance, a highly recommended product for spray tan and sunless tanner correction is AmorePacific’s Treatment Enzyme Peel, priced at $68 for 1.94 ounces of superfine powder and available at Sephora. You can find dupes to this luxury brand enzyme peel for as low as eight dollars, such as The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Exfoliating Peeling Solution, also available at Sephora.
To save money, you can forgo the store-bought products and make your own spray tan corrector solution at home. Just combine lemon juice and sugar to create an all-natural, super-powerful exfoliating body scrub. Allow the scrub to sit on your skin for several minutes, then gently exfoliate using a loofah or mitt.
To use spray tan corrector products like chemical exfoliators or lemon sugar scrubs, begin by steaming in the shower for ten minutes, then using the product, exfoliate all over. When you’re finished, dry off completely and fully moisturize.
Spray Tan Lighteners
If your spray tan came out too dark, it is possible to lighten it up a bit. Just be sure to give your tan a couple of days to fully settle before deciding that it is too orange, dark, or harsh. If it is, try slathering your skin with baby oil or coconut oil. Then soak in a hot bath for 20 to 30 minutes. The oil works to break down the tanning layers, while the hot water effectively lifts it away. You can also gently exfoliate with a loofa.
Whether you got stuck in the rain or had a supercharged sweat session after your spray tan session, getting rid of drip marks can be done. Simply rub some lotion or mousse-like moisturizer in a circular motion over the drip mark. Because you still have bronzer on your skin, it is possible to blend out the drip mark with a moisturizing product. The key here is timing. You must treat spray tan drip marks as soon as possible; before your spray tan settles completely.
How to Remove a Spray Tan
Are you convinced that your spray tan is too botched to be toned down or balanced out? In this case, you might want to remove it entirely. Just be sure you have the right materials so that you can protect and nourish your skin during and after the process. To remove a spray tan, start by saturating your entire tan with a high-quality body oil like jojoba. You can also use baby oil or coconut oil. Allow the oil to soak into your skin for a while, preferably 10 to 15 minutes. Then, using a loofah or mitt, exfoliate your skin using a high quality body scrub. Work the product into your skin using circular motions to ensure full exfoliation.
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