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How To Beat A Bad Tan

By Amy Bailey — June 30, 2014

Does a bad-tanning experience leave you feeling more like a smelly orange than a supple peach? Contrary to what many women seem to think, an oompa loompa tan is not cool. Don’t worry all tans fade, although time and patience is required.

Natural Sun Tans

Shed what does not serve you – Exfoliate, only do this if you do not have sunburn. If you do, wait until the burn is gone. When you tan, the top layer of your skin changes color due to sun damage. Mix up store bought sea salt with lemon juice and rub the mixture onto your unwanted tan with a loofah. Or consider microdermabrasion a simple, quick, effective way to remove the outer layer of dead skin cells while stimulating new important cell growth.

Erase the Past – Try IPL (intense pulsed light) sessions that minimize the spots by breaking apart-pigmented areas and also minimizes pores.

Spray/Self Tans

Banish Self Inflicted Damage – Removing an odd streak of tanner is easy to do with a slice of lemon. Simply massage the lemon wedge quickly over the area in question. This will usually lift the unwanted color.

Brush off the Past – Exfoliation is a common and effective method for removing artificial tans. Body brushes are ideal for full-body exfoliation. They are one of the best all around beauty treatments for maintaining gorgeous skin. Body brushes are also soft, yet surprisingly stimulating. Utilizing a dry brush encourages dead skin cell removal, increased lymph circulation and skin detoxification.