How do I remove self-tanner?

Do you know that? You have applied a self-tanner and this has gone completely wrong, you are shot or the shade is way too dark, or you need a new layer and have to remove the old one first, but how do you do this? In this blog I will explain how you can remove self-tanner in a responsible but easy way.

Do you need to apply a self-tanner but no idea how? We explain that to you here.

Remove self-tanner

Removing self-tanner sounds more difficult than it is, it just takes patience. So make it a relaxing me-time moment right away! There are special self-tanner removers such as the Loving Tan Deluxe Tan Remover, with this remover you remove your fake tan super quickly and painlessly.

Prefer to try something different? Nowadays you can easily remove your fake tan with a scrub. The Bodyblendz Remover Scrub is such a great example. Easily and quickly remove your tan and also give your body a nurturing boost. Ideal right?!


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Don't feel like buying a special product for it? Then your kitchen cupboard is your best friend! Read on to find out how you can easily remove your fake tan with a few simple products.

Lemon juice

Have you accidentally stained while applying self-tanner? Stains on your hands, feet and wrists are often only visible when the self-tanner has completely absorbed and are therefore difficult to prevent.

An effective way to correct stains is to apply lemon juice. Yes really! For example, soak a cotton pad or washcloth in the juice and warm it briefly in the microwave or in a pan. Now you can touch on the spots, you should see an immediate improvement. Do you suffer from stubborn stains? Then repeat this step several times.


Do you have small spots in hard-to-reach places, such as between your fingers? Put some whitening toothpaste there, let it dry for a while and the stain will disappear like snow in the sun! The same applies here: repeat this step if it concerns a stubborn stain.

Warm bath

Did your fake tan turn out darker than you hoped? Even then it is possible to fade the color, so that you are left with a natural brown shade. A nice, easy way to fade self-tanner is to take a warm bath. Add a lot of bubble bath or oil to your water, it will soak your tan off. If you can, sit in the warm water for an hour! (that's not a punishment at all of course)

baby oil

Are you still not satisfied with your self-tanner after taking a warm bath and exfoliating your skin? Then apply plenty of baby oil and let it soak in for as long as possible. Make sure to apply a thick layer of oil and let it soak in for at least 10 to 30 minutes. Then rinse the oil from your skin. For example, use a washcloth for a light scrubbing effect.


It can happen that your skin feels a bit stiff or dry after removing self-tanner. Therefore, always apply a nourishing body lotion, so that your skin can recover!


Need advice?

Are you unable to remove your self-tanner or do you have questions about the best way to apply self-tanner? Talk to us in the chat and we will be happy to help you!