What a classic situation when you apply fake tan on your body and think that you have done a great job. This way you compliment yourself that you look gorgeous. But only for it to dry and realize later when you have dodgy brownish marks on your palms, knees, ankles and elbows. These marks makes your skin appear quite artificial and affects your natural glow and reveals the reality of your faux glow you got from fake tan.
Isn’t is an absolute nightmare to everyone?
The question is how to remove these masks and fake tan aka story-telling masks that are quite easy to reveal the reality of your last week spend. It will be harder to convince your colleagues that you were in Bali for last 2 weeks and you didn’t wasted your weekends at home watching some sad romantic movies.
For this purpose James Harknett, the pro faux tanner, will help you remove this fake tan marks and to ensure you that all your bronzed glow is totally gorgeous and absolutely believable.
How to avoid those masks at first place:
A day before you apply tan, exfoliate your body with an oil free moisturizer and make sure you haven’t recently shaved but shaving should be done 24 hours before spray tan or self-tan application on the body. This gives time to your pores to seal over and doesn’t let the color sit in your pores.
There are some areas on the body which are prone to dryness. So they absorb so much color from the fake tan. To avoid this, moisturize your wrists, knees, hands, elbows, feet and ankles with oil free moisturizer. It will create a light barrier on these areas to protect too much absorption of colors.
If you are applying tan for the first time or you are a beginner then you should follow James advice. He said that start with your legs and use a good product that comes with color guide. So you will avoid strutting the tan on the areas like ankles, hands and elbows.
Do not forget to treat your ears well. Blend your tanning product on both of your hands and apply on your ears because these story-telling patches are just as ugly as those tan marks are. Plus do not rub the product directly on your palms instead use a mitt because this fake tan can literally stick on your palms and look as ugly.
How to remove fake tan from your feet and ankles:
Get your feet in hot water and scrub them with a pumice stone and a great body scrub. This is a great and winning combination to remove fake tan from your feet.