How to Get Fake Tan Off Your Hands

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Applying a fake tan has many benefits. It's quick and affordable, and you don't have to expose yourself to harmful UVA and UVB rays that can cause skin cancer and premature aging. Self-tanners are also good for your skin because they contain vitamins and moisturizers. When applying a fake tan, it's best to wear gloves to prevent the product from staining your hands. However, if you don't wear gloves and end up with fake tan all over your hands, there is no need to panic because you can easily get rid of the stains.

Things You'll Need

  • Hair bleaching product
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Cotton balls
  • Purchase a body hair bleaching product such as Sally Hansen Creme Hair Bleach for face and body. Look online or at your local drug store for the product.

  • Prepare the bleaching creme by mixing the applicator liquid with the hair bleach. Blend the mixture thoroughly with the provided spatula.

  • Apply the bleach creme mixture over the stained areas of you hands and leave it on for eight to ten minutes before washing it off.

  • Use hydrogen peroxide that is no older than six months as an alternative fake tan remover. Wet a cotton ball with hydrogen peroxide and wipe it over the stained areas of your hands. Hydrogen peroxide will not get rid of stained hands immediately, but by applying the product every day, the tan will get lighter faster.

Tips & Warnings

  • Always test products on a small piece of skin first to see if any irritation occurs.
  • Avoid using multiple products at the same time, because this can cause skin irritations. Use either hair bleaching cream or hydrogen peroxide.

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