(Closed) Spray tan gone bad…Help how do I get it off?

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
12594 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2009 - Barr Mansion

Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate! Just be careful not to scrub too hard and hurt yourself!

Post # 4
371 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I heard lemon juice works…well, I actually heard that off of The Wedding Planner haha. I just confirmed it on this website, and it has a lot of other things you can do as well to even out your spray tan or to just remove it: 


Post # 5
1857 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Lemon juice should help lighten it.

Post # 6
5405 posts
Bee Keeper

Lemon juice and I’ve also heard baking soda. 

Post # 7
314 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Happy7:  I got a spray tan two weeks ago and it is only just starting to “come” off. Trust me, exfoliating will NOT help to the point that you need, I exfoliate twice a day when I am trying to get my tan “off” and I use bronzer on the areas where I am fading to temporarily correct my color until I get it all off. You’ll only succeed in making you skin “patchy” if you try too exfoliate it all off right now. It usually takes a week of 2x/day exfoliating. Personally I would go BACK to the tanning salon and ask them what can be done if you have something important (bridal pics, etc.), or at least call them. Since you’re already getting white patches, you could try using bronzers on the spots that are “showing”.


Lots of people suggest lemon juice, but while lemon juice can help moisturize your skin and lighten a tan it can also DRY out certain parts of your skin, make it more blotchy than before, or even irritate your skin leaving it red and sensative. If you choose the lemon route test it on a patch of “tender” skin that you can easily cover.

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