Whether you need to fix patchy-looking tan or create a fresh new canvas for your next application, we show you how to remove self tan from your body, hands, feet, palms, and face, and introduce you to the best self tan remover for the job.
How to remove self tan
While you’ve no doubt read about various home remedies, these methods often require a lot of time, effort and unnecessary scrubbing. Instead, the easiest and quickest way to remove self tan is with a self tan remover.
Gentle to sensitive skin, our St.Tropez Tan Remover Mousse washes away all traces of tan in just 5 minutes, with no need to scrub.
How to remove self tan from the body
To wash away your faux glow, generously apply the Tan Remover Mousse to clean, dry skin and massage in. Leave for 5 minutes, then rinse with warm water. Whether you’ve just applied your tan or it’s now a week old, the bronze tint will be swept away, leaving skin clean and refreshed.
How to remove self tanner from hands
Creating a gorgeous golden glow on your body only to realize your hands look patchy or stained is every glow getters nightmare. Don’t worry though! You can easily remove tan from hands with our Tan Remover Mousse.
- Apply the Tan Remover to dry hands.
- Massage into the back of the hands and along the fingers, focusing on dry areas like the knuckles and in between the fingers.
- Wait 5 minutes for the mousse to work its magic.
- Rinse hands in warm water.
Top Tip: To create an even-looking tan on your hands, make a claw shape, then spritz our Purity Mist over the skin 3 to 5 times, and blend with a makeup brush. You’ll have perfectly-bronzed hands in no time!
How to remove self tanner from palms
To avoid staining your hands, it’s always best to apply self tanner to the body using a tanning mitt. However, if you do end up with darker palms, these top tips will help:
- Using our Tan Remover Mitt, gently exfoliate the palms to buff away the excess tan without disturbing the golden glow on the back.
- If the area still looks patchy, dispense one pump of our Tan Remover Mousse into your palms.
- Close your hands in prayer, and rub them together up and down.
- Rinse after 5 minutes.
Top Tip: Just before applying self tanner, massage an oil-based moisturizer into your palms. This will prevent the fake tan from adhering to the skin.
How to remove self tanner from feet
As any experienced glow getter will tell you, the feet are particularly tricky to get right. If the heels and ankles are dry or cracked, they can absorb excess tan and cause a patchy finish. Here’s how to buff away this excess tan or remove it altogether:
- Gently massage our Tan Remover Mitt over the feet, ankles and heels to buff away the excess tan.
- Or, massage the Tan Removing Mousse onto clean, dry feet, focusing on dry areas, like the heels, ankles and between the toes.
- Leave for 5 minutes.
- Rinse in warm water.
How to remove self tanner from your face
Did you know that the skin on your face is up to 20 times thinner than the rest of your body? It’s also more sensitive and naturally renews itself more quickly. That’s why tanning and removing self tanner from your face is slightly different.
Instead of using the tan remover mousse, reach for skin-specific exfoliating acids or scrubs and apply as directed to the skin. Repeat every 3 days to help your tan fade faster.
The best self tan removers
When it comes to removing self tanner, these tanning tools should be your first choice:
St.Tropez Tan Remover
The quickest and easiest way to remove tan, the St.Tropez Tan Remover Mousse blends detoxifying cotton extract with probiotics to purify and rebalance the skin, effectively getting rid of all traces of tan in minutes. It’s also suitable for sensitive skin.
Tan Remover Mitt
Expertly designed, this Tan Remover Mitt removes tan build-up by gently buffing away dry skin to create the perfect canvas for your next tan. It can also be used to correct tanning mistakes and buff away excess tan that has settled onto the skin.
The St.Tropez Body Exfoliator is a great way to gradually remove self tanner for an even fade. Massaged over the skin every 3 days, it helps slough away dry patches of skin for a flawless finish.