Patches or stripes are the bane of any self-tanning devotee. But don't panic, these can be remedied with a little lemon; just dab a cut lemon on the skin (being careful of any small cuts). Or try mixing lemon juice with a scrub, to lighten and exfoliate at the same time. You can also reduce the patches with cotton wool soaked in rubbing alcohol.
For self-tan lines on elbows or knees, the key is to act quickly. Apply baby oil on the darker areas and leave for 20 minutes to soften them. Then exfoliate the areas where you have applied oil until the colour matches.
If your colour is more giraffe than Gisele, the answer is to exfoliate the skin with a sugar scrub. The sugar crystals eliminate the surface skin cells of the epidermis, reducing the unpleasant orange colour. On the plus side, you will have very soft skin!
To cover white marks, just lightly exfoliate the skin and then fill in the patches with small touches of tanning product. <h2>I have tanned palms</h2> If you didn't use latex gloves, you will certainly have hands the colour of a pumpkin. Use a brush on your nails to eliminate any traces of product on your cuticles, and mix a small amount of scrub with soap to get rid of the colour on your palms.
After self-tanning, you must always hydrate your skin. If, in the morning or several days after, you have skin like a snake's, there is only one solution: hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. Milk, dry oil, balm… all of these treatments will do the job.
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