Ask the Skincare Expert: I Recently Got a Spray Tan. How Can I Take the Sunless Tanner Off?

in Avon, Connecticut

Most everyone desires a bronzed glow during the summer months, which is why self-tanner is so frequently used. However, what happens if your self-tanner is a little too dark, or after you apply it you notice blotches and streaks? There are several different tactics that can be used to remove self-tanner, and all are inexpensive and easy to try. Read on for 5 ways to remove a spray tan.


Using body scrub to exfoliate your skin can help to scrub away the tanner. Exfoliation can help to even out an uneven tan, and lighten a too-dark tan.

Lemon Juice

Lemon juice is a great method for removing self-tanner. Soak a cotton ball or cotton pad in lemon juice (found at the grocery store), and dab the areas of skin that a splotchy. The self-tanner should easily be removed.

Baby Oil

For larger areas that need to be lightened, baby oil can help. Simply rub the baby oil onto the too-tan area, and leave on for 10-25 minutes. Then, wash away the oil in a bath or shower for an even color.

White Vinegar

White vinegar is a very versatile product, and can be used for cooking, cleaning, and now, to remove sunless tanner! Simply rub the white vinegar onto the blotchy area, and let it sit for about 10 minutes. Then rinse it off with warm water.

Baking Soda

Create your own exfoliator by using baking soda to exfoliate away the spray tan. Super easy, and cheap!

If you have had a spray tan mishap, try these easy and affordable tricks to remove the tan. With these techniques, you can go from “uh-oh-orange” to a beautiful and even skin tone.

At Stanislaw Facial Plastic Surgery Center, we offer SunFX spray tanning to help you achieve a flawless, even, streak-free tan that you can enjoy up to 10 days. When receiving a spray tan, it is important to search for a treatment that is applied by a technician. This helps to achieve a flawless outcome fit to your body. To learn more about SunFX tanning in Connecticut, contact our office today.

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