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8 Fake Tan Removers That Actually Work
If your once beautifully bronzed body is slowly starting to resemble a loaf of tiger bread – streaky and a little dry – it’s a sign that your fake tan needs to be scrubbed off, ASAP.
However, before you start going at your hands and knees with a rough exfoliating mitt, we might have something that’ll make getting rid of patches a lot easier (and less painful).
Enter; tan remover. Fake tan removers are the wonder product that help stubborn streaks slide off your skin. Formulated with a bunch of oils that break down tough tanning pigment, they’re ultimately a fast track to a tan-free complexion.
Whether you want to prep skin for a fresh application or revert back to your natural colour, here’s eight fake tan removers that actually work.
Removing expired tan from skin can be a chore, but not with Sienna X. As they serve up a highly effective tan eraser with an exfoliating removal mitt, banishing faded and patchy false tan is made easy. Skin is left soft, smooth and prepped for a new coat of colour.
If anyone knows how to achieve the perfect base, it’s St Tropez. Their Prep & Maintain Tan Remover Mousse can be used to erase tan, correct minor mishaps and prep skin for the next layer of colour. The formula is so easy-to-use and effective that both bronzing beginners and tanning professionals can reap the benefits.
Over it? Allow Isle of Paradise to sort you out. Their Magic Self Tan Remover can strip off old, streaky fake tan without drying out skin. Not only is it powered by glycolic acid - an ingredient that gently exfoliates - but it also utilises an Oxy-Glow complex in order to keep skin hydrated, allowing you to reveal your freshest skin yet.
Bondi Sands are an OG tanning brand so it’s no surprise that they are just as good at removing colour than they are at supplying it. This gentle foam formula can remove patches and streaks in less than five minutes, thanks to a blend of innovative technology and nourishing ingredients. There’s no need to scrub your skin red raw with this shortcut.
Get your mitts on this three-in-one self-tan eraser and wave goodbye to week-old tan once and for all. Working to remove, cleanse and prime skin, this multi-tasking formula caters to all your tanning problems. Whether you choose to use it before tan application or to abolish blotches, it’s a must-have for your routine.
Ditch the exfoliating gloves and allow this tan remover to do all the hard work for you. Combining cannabis sativa seed oil and pH balancing technology, this mousse formula effortlessly erases patchy tan and primes the skin for the next application. Expect to reveal a clean, clear and calm canvas that’s scented with a delicious fresh fragrance.
Meet the self-tan eraser that gives skin a fresh start. Powered by glycolic acid, this formula exfoliates away dead skin cells and breaks down the remnants of old, stubborn tan so that you can hold back on the scrubbing of knees and elbows. It can be used as a pre-tan primer or as a tanning eraser to correct any orange mishaps. Simply allow the foam to work its magic and look forward to revealing squeaky-clean skin.
BPerfect ensure that your next application of false tan is the best yet. A special blend of natural and organic plant extracts with proven skin conditioning benefits washes away stubborn self-tan, leaving skin hydrated, nourished and prepped for a fresh layer. Better still, a sweet strawberry scent leaves skin smelling sumptuous, all whilst lifting your mood!
A fake tan remover is one of those products that'll make you wonder how you ever coped before. Snap one up today and revolutionise your self-tan routine forever - you won't regret it. Check out our guide 'How to Apply Fake Tan Like A Pro' for even more tanning tips or checkout our fake tan hub to shop tanning products for the body or fake tan for the face.
Written by Carly Cochrane
Carly is a beauty editor at Cosmetify and has been a part of our family for three years. She has over five years of experience in health, beauty and wellness writing.