Have you ever been attacked by The Streak? Ah, yes, despite even the most careful application, self-tanning streaks can happen to us. Luckily, I've got some tips I absolutely swear by to avoid such a fate (or make those marks disappear):
- Exfoliate...it's common sense, but bears repeating.
- If you must shave, shave with conditioner and wash off. Spray tanning dries out skin!
- Severe dry skin? This is especially true in winter--allow a very thin layer of cocoa butter to absorb into skin a few hours/day before spraying.
- My sister, who has been spray tanning for over 7 years, swears by Body Drench (found at Sally's Beauty Supply) for $15.99. It comes in lotion form, too!
- Other options? Jergen's (lotion, spray, foam, facial lotion), L'Oreal Sublime Bronze (spray, lotion, gel)
- Be careful of the driest areas on the body, such as elbows and ankles.
- Use a light, even application.
- Wait 15-30 minutes after spraying (this depends on the product you used).
- On the go? Put a towel in your car so the tan won't get on your car seat.
- For streaks, saturate the area(s) with olive or baby oil. Then gently scrub away those streaks!
- Too dark in certain areas? Cut a lemon in half and rub away!
- Use color remover wipes (like you'd use if you got hair dye on your skin) to remove the streaks. Try your local beauty store/drug store for these!
- If there are streaks on rough areas, such as elbows or ankles, try a Magic Eraser to instantly remove marks. Note: if you have sensitive skin, totally skip this.
How do you tan? Or not?
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