7 Self-Tanner Mistakes Everyone Makes—and How To Fix Them
A couple years ago I decided to buy myself a selfless tanner looking for a very subtle glow. You'd think I'd have enough wherewithal to read the instructions, but I eagerly dispensed the product onto my hands and applied it to my body with what seemed like precision and care. Fast forward 12 hours and I was horrified to see I was not only orange, but also streaky and uneven.
Knowing I had happy hour with the girls later that night, I think I must have frantically showered five different times and partook in way too much exfoliation. It faded a little, but I still got wide eyes and even a "OMG, what happened?" comment. Yikes.
I clearly learned the hard way that it is far too easy to make mistakes when using a faux tanner, but you don't have to! Whether you're gearing up for your first at-home faux tan or you've already made a few errors and are hoping to correct your ways, heed these common self-tanner mistakes.