I posted about this on another thread but I need help fast, if possible. I used a self tanner on my legs and they look horrible. I am going to be outside all weekend and planned to wear shorts. I sat in the tub yesterday with a loofah, 3 soaps and pumice. I'm about ready to try household bleach! Nothing is helping. Is there a way to at least lighten this nightmare within the next day or two? I want to cry. my feet look like I step in dog....
Oh no! you poor thing! I'm sure we all feel your pain!
I was going to suggest the loofah thing. Did you shave your legs too? That always helps me. I don't know about trying straight up household bleach but maybe try hydrogen peroxide. If it can bleach your teeth--why not? It's worth a try! Maybe try some of those little Stridex pads or something. They are pretty heavy duty. Just don't scrub them raw or they'll look worse!
Other than that, maybe try some of that Glow lotion that we read about on the other thread to help even it out a little. Good luck!
Thanks for the suggestions! I was joking about the bleach but to be honest, I'd try a small spot anyway lol. I haven't shaved my legs. I had planned on doing that tonight anyway. I'll try a comination of things and let you know if anything helps. How long do those tans normally last anyway? The bottle didn't say.
Ohhhh deja vu!!! I did the same thing only it was my hands & arms, I did it the night b/4 work, and I'm a dental ass't~~yeah, I was self-conscious bigtime! One of the gals at work suggested bleach, so I scrubbed some over the really dark spots & it DID lighten. Of course, you smell wonderful for quite awhile, plus it kinda burns, : ( but....the orangey-brown splotches were gone. Good luck~~I feel for ya!!!
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Someone found a web page that said to try mineral oil. I'll try that next lol.
I did shave multiple times tonight and used the loofah again. I think that helped because I don't see the really dark spots anymore. They are somewhat faded. My right leg is sore from the abuse but well worth it lol.
I've had good and bad results from self tanners.
I started too early this year. After I thought the stuff was dry, I'd put on long pants and go about my business. I couldn't figure out why I was so streaky. Now that it is warm, I realize that the long pants were really smearing the tanner, or something.
So, don't put pants on the day you use your self tanner!
"They are imprudent: for they dash at their objectives without giving much heed to the risk of new abuses worse than the evils they hope to sweep away."
I've only had one bad incident with self tanner. Thank god. But I have noticed that swimming in a pool always removes my self tanner. Probably has something to do with the chlorine and bleach. So I usually avoid the pool when nicely "sprayed". I guess this is a good removal way though...
morning of my best friends wedding and im wearing gorgeous expensive peep toe shoes and my feet areorange. i read this board then set out to soak my feet in the bath grabbed an old tooth brush and somenail varnish remover and scrubbed and just like magic i now have slightly less tanned feet than everywhere else but alot better than orange!
I'm probably late with this reply but just seen the thread. I remember posting somewhere about using Nair to remove the fake tan -orange color, I have no idea where that post is!lol
It was by accident I found this out. I used a self tanner and it looked fine then later used Nair on my legs it came off really easy. I was kind of bummed because I liked the color the self tanner gave me. Nair does work quick to remove cream/lotion self tanners. I went from a nice glow back to ghost white in a matter of minutes.