Friday 12 October 2012

Guest Post - How To Fix A Fake Tan Gone Wrong

Today's post is written by Vanessa who is the chief blogger for BesSkincare.

As the sun-drenched summer months fade into the cold, sun-deprived winter months many of us would love to hold on to that golden beach goddess glow we worked so hard to get.
So how does one do that? A simple faux glow of coarse!
While most self-tanners are easy to apply, they can sometimes look streaky, uneven, or even orange causing you to look like you just stepped off the Jersey Shore. Not exactly the best look for us ladies.
Luckily, I have 3 quick and easy solutions to help erase that botched fake tan.
Curious to know what they are? Good. Keep reading.

Sugar Sugar

I figured I would kick off this list on a sweet note that not only helps to erase that orangey hue but also tastes good. Not that I taste test my fake tan fixes....well....maybe.
But I digress.
What's so great about this quick remedy is not only is it simple but you probably already have the ingredients lying around your kitchen!
All you need is:
  • 1 cup of raw sugar
  • 3/4 cup of fresh lemon juice
It is important that you use fresh lemon juice as the store-bought already-squeezed lemon juice in a bottle can have added preservatives, and ultimately you don't want that on your skin.
In addition to that, it is also imperative that you use raw sugar as the granules are bigger and more coarse, helping to erase that faux glow in no time.
Once you have rounded up your ingredients, simply:
  • mix your ingredients in a bowl
  • once it is evenly combined, and there is no extra juice lingering, take a big scoop of your mixture
  • apply it directly to the areas you want to even out and gently rub it into your skin
  • continue to rub the mixture into your skin for about a minute
  • allow the scrub to sit on your skin for up to five minutes
  • wash off with warm water
Not only does this treatment make for a fantastic exfoliation but it should help your botched tan to fade, fast.

Scrub A Dub Dub

Is your skin too sensitive to be using large coarse granules of sugar? Why not try baking soda?
It still gives your skin a good exfoliation but it is a more gentle treatment that won't irritate sensitive skin.
All you need is:
  • 1/2 cup of baking soda
  • 1/2 cup of fresh lemon juice
Once you have your ingredients together, all you have to do is:
  • mix together your ingredients and stir well until you have a paste that can be easily spread
  • lather your mixture onto your skin and gently rub it in for about two minutes
  • similar to the sugar treatment, allow the baking soda to sit on your skin for up to five minutes
  • wipe off with warm damp towel
Because this treatment is less abrasive, you may have to repeat the process a second time but rest assured, it does work.

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

Looking for a fake tan fix with a little more oomph? Head to your nearest pharmacy and pick up some hair removal cream.
It's not exactly a natural solution but it is a powerful treatment that will help get rid of the horrendous hue almost instantaneously.
Just simply:
  • apply your hair removal cream directly to your skin
  • wipe off immediately
  • begin again until you notice your tan is gone
It may not be the most gentle of treatments but if you have overdone it on the self tanner and need to tone it down, this little trick is like the delete button of fake tans. Awesome, I know.
And there you have it! Three quick and easy tricks to fix your botched faux glow so no one ever has to know you looked a little bit like Snooki. You can now breathe a sigh of relief!

Vanessa blogs and vlogs about skincare at BesSkincare! I think this post was helpful so if you want to read more of her posts then check it out.


  1. I don't use fake tan because I'm too scared of it. So great post, maybe I'll try it :)x

    1. I agree but I think I will definitely feel happier fake tanning now with these tips! :)

  2. Hi!
    I really want to thank you from the core of my heart as I badly needed a solution to get rid of orange color that was a result of usage of a fake tanning product. I used a fake tan product last month and I don't know how and why my skin color changed to orange. It was really an embarrassing situation but now thanks to you I can get rid of it....
    I hope it will work...
    Fingers crossed!
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    1. Hopefully it will work for you! Vanessa had some good tips! :)

  3. I truly like to reading your post. Thank you so much for taking the time to share such a nice information.
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