How to apply and remove self-tanner: the rules for a perfect fake tan – The Wom Beauty

eathey when? Here are all the tips for wearing and removing self-tanner.

The only one tan completely safe and it is not harmful to the skin? The self-tanner.

So, yes, we know that as summer progresses, the desire for that gorgeous golden tan on your skin takes over (as does everyone else) and the only practically and scientifically non-harmful way to achieve it is… by using a self-tanner .

Today, in fact, thanks to the wealth of information on the subject, the tan rush achieved by toasting under the hot sun and without protection is no longer the privilege of manyIndeed, the public is increasingly turning to a safe and easy alternative: fake tan.

Say goodbye to sunburn, heat and everything else: using a self-tanner is possible and on the go! But if you’ve never had the courage to try it for fear of stains, blemishes and the orange color, read this guide on how to apply and remove fake tan like a true pro, and once you’re done, you’ll be ready to embark on this experience that could revolutionize the way you approach tanning.

The rules for applying self-tan to perfection

Exfoliate your skin

To get an even result, remember to exfoliate well before application: the skin must be free of debris and dead cells that could alter the final result.


The aim is to make the skin as light as possible, to avoid streaks or blemishes: so shave all ‘probable’ areas before applying the fake tan. If you’re a fan of waxing, remember to shave a few days before applying self-tanner to avoid irritation. if you prefer a razor blade, go ahead – but always watch out for minor cuts and redness.

Cleanse your skin

Another step to keep in mind before proceeding with tanning in a bottle is to wash and clean your skin well: however, be careful not to leave wet areas or water droplets, which could cause the self-tanner to adhere poorly and create patches and uneven areas.

Choose a self-tanner that is right for your skin

If you’ve always been afraid of turning orange (or have yet turned orange) and have given up on fake tans, it’s time to embrace the concept of DHA. DHA is the active ingredient necessary for golden skin, and the lighter your skin tone, the less DHA your chosen self-tanner should contain (about 3% or less). 3 to 5% DHA is the ideal amount for darker complexions. Depending on how dark your skin is and how tanned you want to get, choose products with increasingly higher concentrations of DHA.

Separate the skin of the face from that of the body

Unless otherwise stated on the label, always use two different products for face and body: the skin on the face is actually thinner, thinner and, above all, more sensitive than that on the body (and often lighter in color). This is why it is important to differentiate self-tanners, also based on their composition: for the face, choose drops to mix with your usual cream to make sure you manage the color and blend it properly, for the body , however, can proceed calmly with mousses, oils or creams that must be applied directly without mixing.

Pay attention to critical areas

On the face, the “dangerous” areas are the eyebrows, hairline and sides of the nose. on the body knees, elbows, ankles + hands and feet. In all these places proceed with caution and work on the product precisely, not content with a summary plan (which you will probably pay for the next day).


Kiko Milano, Smart Drops Self-Tan Serum


Nuxe, Sun, Hydrating Self Tanner


Diego Dalla Palma, Tan Tan Gradual Self-Tanning Face Serum


Sephora Collection Self Tanning Body Mousse


Isle Of Paradise, Medium Tanning Drops for Face & Body


St Tropez, Self Tan Express, Rapid Self-Tanning Mousse


Freshly Cosmetics, Bronzing Radiance Self-Tanning Cream


Bali Body, self-tanning mousse


Coco & Eve, Sunny Honey Self-tanning Mousse from Bali


Tan-Luxe, The Gradual Illuminating Tanning Lotion


RVB Lab, Self-tanning Body Drops



The rules for perfect self-tan removal

We’ve reached the most unpleasant point, when it’s time to remove our fake tan – but only to reapply it the next day, so don’t fret!
So how to do it and what products to use?

Do not scratch the skin

You don’t need to scrub or scrub vigorously: this way you only risk irritating the skin and making it red without getting any effect.

Use a special tan remover

The best option to remove fake tan is definitely to use a specific self tan remover product (many lines also have their own self tan remover that matches the product you used).

Exfoliate to remove dead skin cells

This process will not only help revitalize your skin, but also eliminate any “hard” fake tan residue. Use a special glove to remove the tan, eliminate dry skin and then get soft and smooth skin, which will guarantee a balanced subsequent tan and application.

moisturizes before the next application

To nourish your skin – especially after exfoliation – finish your tan removal with a session of relaxation and hydration, paying close attention to areas prone to dryness, such as elbows or knees. Taking a little extra care of them will help prevent cracking in the days to come and, as always, achieve a smoother application.

Wait as long as necessary before reapplying the fake tan

Don’t rush: if possible, wait until the next day to reapply the fake tan, so the moisturizer has time to penetrate the skin well.


Fler, Blush Color Razor


Estrid, Body Hair Removal Kit


Revolution Skincare, Revolution Beauty Luxe Tanning Exfoliating Mitt


Tanologist, Self Tan Eraser


Ouai, St. Barts Body Cream


Sunday Riley, Charcoal Smoothie Jelly Body Scrub


Sol De Janeiro, Bum Bum Body Scrub


Glove for improvement, exfoliation


Bondi Sands, Self Tan Eraser



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