6 Ways to Help You
Being tan or having a tan complexion is considered by many to be exotic. As a result, nowadays there has been a recent trend to darken skin via spray tans to increase your beauty. However, this does not come without blunders of its own.
Often at times, however, the spray tan can leave streaks on your skin or an unusual orange glow. In addition to this, it takes a while to settle on your skin and can stain fabric or clothes too. Sometimes spray tans just go awry, and there is no other option but to remove them.
Everyone remember that episode from F.R.I.E.N.D.S where Ross and Monica got those horrible spray tans? Yeah, that is exactly how a messed-up spray tan looks like. In this article, I have narrowed down a list of home remedies and professional methods to help you remove spray tan from skin.
Baking Soda and Lemon
This is essentially a home remedy you can use to get off spray tan. The procedure is as follows:
- Mix the baking soda and lemon until a thick, gooey paste is formed.
- Smear the paste on your skin while showering.
- Use either a loofah or your hand to scrub the mixture into your skin.
- Rinse off the paste.
- Continue showering.
This is perfect for anyone who does not want to spend money again on removing the spray tan.
Spray tan mostly affects only the topmost layer of the skin, so it can be easily removed using an exfoliating scrub. The scrub will help do away with the layer of dead skin cells, and in turn, also aid in getting rid of the spray tan. The method for this is as follows:
- Wet skin and body
- Rub the scrub with the assistance of a shower loofa.
- Rinse off the scrub after use
- Continue showering.
In the case of correcting streaks in your spray tan use the following method:
- Apply addition spray tan.
It should be noted that you should use a light tanner to help lessen the effects of the streaks over time.
An exfoliating glove works in almost the same way as an exfoliating scrub. It also removes the top layer of the skin, which consists of dead skin cells. The efficiency of an exfoliating glove can be increased with the help of soap or lemon juice. The technique for this is mentioned below:
- Wet skin along with your exfoliating glove.
- Using the glove, rub areas which have the spray tan soaked into them.
- Soap can be used to help make the process faster.
- Go Swimming
The water in swimming pools contains trace amounts of chlorine to kill bacteria. But chlorine has another use as well; it can help to reduce your spray tan. However, it will take several trips to the pool before visible results start to appear.
Oils help remove tan by softening the top layer of the skin that contains dead skin cells. Rub the oil on affected areas and then rinse it off after 10 minutes or so.
Take a Bath
A nice warm bath also softens your skin, which consequently gets rid of the layer of dead skin cells. You can exfoliate or use baby oil in the shower to diminish the effects of the spray tan on your skin.
In the end, it must be said that you must be careful while using the above methods to remove your spray tan. Excessive and harsh exfoliation can lead to skin damage, which can further lead to blackheads, injured blood capillaries, and skin reactions. The best remedy to remove the spray tan, in my opinion, is the natural home remedy of baking soda and lemon. However, bear in mind that such methods are usually slow and require ample amounts of time to show any noticeable results.
If you are looking for quicker methods, then I suggest a variety of exfoliants available from the market. Lastly, I just wanted to remind all of you that you are beautiful just the way you are, so please do not undergo harmful processes just to fit in with society. But if you do decide to get a spray tan then please make sure you get it done by licensed, trusted professionals, so you do not waste hundreds on first getting a spray tan and then removing a spray tan.