This is the most common question after how to extend the life of the spray tan. Moisturizing twice a day will help fade your tan gradually, but there will be an end to the glowy tan, and you will need to exfoliate and prepare the skin for another application. Here are some great tips you can use to remove the spray tan.
1. Hot tub
We have mentioned it many times – soaking in water will remove your fake tan, so bathing in a hot tub is the quickest and best way to remove the spray tan. Refrain from them while on vacation.
What if you don’t have access to a bathtub? Well, there’s another method you can use; just pick up the following items at the supermarket or drugstore:
- Baby oil
- Epsom salts
- Exfoliating gloves (washcloths and loofahs are not as effective)
Once you’ve picked up your items, the first thing is to apply the baby oil all over your body, or wherever you applied the spray tan. Leave the baby oil on your skin for a 1/2 hour or longer; you can cover up with old clothes. Once the time has passed, run a hot bath and put two cups of Epsom salt in the tub and swirl it around until it’s dissolved. Then, get in it for as long as you can. The great thing about Epsom salts is that they are also beneficial to soothe tired muscles or sore muscles, reduce inflammation, and help your body get rid of toxins. Once you’ve soaked for a while, start to scrub your body with the exfoliating gloves. You can use a body scrub along with the gloves. You should see the spray tan come off. Scrub as long as you can without irritating your skin. Afterwards, take a shower and remove the oil with a little soap, then dry off. Depending on how much spray tan you have, you may need to repeat this process the next day.
Remember: you shouldn’t do this the same day you are going to get your spray tan, as the oil can create a barrier on the skin and prevent the tan from developing properly.