Thursday, 2 May 2013

How to Prevent Fake Tanning Disasters

Fake tanning can be amazing when you get it right, but when things don’t quite go to plan, the results can be rather embarrassing! Many tanning disasters are easy to avoid though, and even if you’ve already made the error, they can be easily fixed. 

Let’s take a look at some of the most common tanning problems, and provide solutions for ensuring that you look your best while searching for that golden glow. 

Stained clothing and bedding

Fake tanning products can be very intense when they transfer onto materials, and it can be tricky to get rid of the stains. To avoid the issue, dedicate an old, dark coloured outfit for wearing after you’ve applied your favoured product. You might want to make sure that you’re using old bedding too, to avoid ruining your best sheets. 

In the event that you do mark your clothing or sheets, wash them straight away on a hot wash. 

Streaks and blotches 

If your tan isn’t even, it’s probably the result of poor preparation. You should always shave the day prior to application, exfoliate well, and use plenty of moisturiser. This is especially important for dry areas such as knees, elbows and hands. 

If you do have streaks or blotches, use an beaded exfoliator to minimise the problem. 

Orange palms

Bright orange palms are one of the most common fake tanning sins, but they’re really easy to avoid. As soon as you’ve applied your product, wash your hands thoroughly, using a gentle exfoliator on the palms. 

Again, if you’ve missed this part out of your tanning routine, you can rectify the situation by using some exfoliator. 


Once you’re bronzed and beautiful, you’ll want the keep it looking fresh and intense for as long as possible. One way to do this is by choosing a product that builds up over time, rather than something that’s intended for a one-off usage. BeauBronz’s Gradual Tanner is a fantastic option here. 

To keep your skin looking vibrant in between applications, make sure that you moisturise your skin at least once each and every day. 

Have you ever had a tanning disaster? What tips would you share with others who are looking for a great all-over glow?