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I got some on my hands, feet, wrists and ankles and want to get it off. How do I do that? And how do you get it on your back? I want to stay out of the sun really badly but this self tanning seems so hard!
Try a little nail polish remover or rubbing alcohol. Be VERY cautious doing this but if used sparingly it should lighten it at least.
For your back try spray on tanner. I liked the spray one better, it seems to go on smoother. Neutrogena makes a great one.
[QUOTE=Abbey32]I got some on my hands, feet, wrists and ankles and want to get it off. How do I do that? And how do you get it on your back? I want to stay out of the sun really badly but this self tanning seems so hard![/QUOTE]

You can use facial hair bleach to remove it from your palms & such. You can also apply baby oil, let it soak for a while, then use Irish Spring soap to remove the tanner.

They actually make an applicator for applying ST to your back. Walmart sells something with a long wooden handle & a hard white oval pad on the end that looks like a bar of soap (it's in the bath care aisle) - you can also use that. They also sell lotion applicators, but they don't work as well.
By the by, if you use the alcohol or remover trick, make sure to rinse well right after and apply a soothing lotion.
You can also use lemon juice and a loofah- that works well, to prevent your palms from tanning- wash immediately after you apply the self tanner. I've never tried to use it anywhere but my legs- so I would think the best thing for your back would be to have someone help you do it- that way you would be sure to get it even
[QUOTE=producttramp]By the by, if you use the alcohol or remover trick, make sure to rinse well right after and apply a soothing lotion.[/QUOTE]
[QUOTE=Abbey32]I got some on my hands, feet, wrists and ankles and want to get it off. How do I do that? And how do you get it on your back? I want to stay out of the sun really badly but this self tanning seems so hard![/QUOTE]

I forgot to say that the easiest way to avoid this is to wear gloves when you apply the tanner - then when you're ready to do your hands, wear a glove for one, then for the other just use your fingertips & then wipe them several times with a baby wipe or washcloth.

If your feet, wrists, & ankles are *grabbing* the color (they're darker than the rest), you can apply lotion to those areas either before or after the ST & it will make those areas lighter. Also be sure to exfoliate those areas well, because rough, dry skin will grab the color more than soft, exfoliated skin.
Ugh, I tried the oil and soap and the nail polish remover and it didn't help but thanks! This will be the last time I ever use self tanner. I am looking kinda orange and my face is still pale. Not good. LOL. I think I will bake in the sun next time. I was really wanting to avoid that though because of sun damage. Well, off to try the lemon and loofah. :)
Did you use the Irish Spring? It has to be Irish Spring.

Which sunless tanner did you use?
Well, it is difficult to remove ST from the palms without using some sort of bleach. I've heard that there's a product at Sally's that is for removing hair dye from the skin and that it works on ST, too - especially on the palms. Best way is to just avoid getting it there in the first place! LOL!





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