Self tanning can feel like a complicated process, with many opportunities for error, but we’re here to share the tanning tips and tricks you need to know. One of the most common tanning mistakes is orange hands, which can occur for several reasons. Discover the best ways to prevent this and our guide to getting fake tan off your hands quickly and effectively.
Why do hands get fake tan on them?
The preparation steps are important in the fake tan process, so if you skip these it will show. Not applying moisturiser before fake tan is one of the most common reasons for orange palms, along with applying too much tanning product. Fake tan on your hands can also be caused by blending the tan with your hands rather than a tanning applicator mitt. Even if you wash your hands afterwards, light staining is still likely to occur.
How can you prevent fake tan on hands?
Apply a Body Moisturiser before Tan
You should always apply a layer of moisturiser before the tanning product. This creates a barrier to prevent tan over-developing in dry areas and becoming patchy. If you haven’t tried it already, you’ll love the Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream, enriched with tropical ingredients such as Cupuaçu Butter.