How to Remove Streaks From Your Spray Tan

Written by savannah mcdermott
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A tanning salon spray tan is a great alternative to a real suntan. It can help you achieve a gorgeous and natural-looking glow without damaging your skin with the harmful rays of the sun or a tanning booth. If it is applied incorrectly or unevenly, your spray tan could leave you with terrible streaks that make you look less like a sun-kissed beauty and more like a tiger. This is unflattering and a giveaway that your tan is unnatural.

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Things you need

  • Washcloth
  • Lotion containing AHA
  • Vinegar

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    Rub small circles on your streaks with a soapy washcloth in a warm shower or bath. The heat helps break down the chemicals of the tanning spray, helping your tan fade more quickly. The washcloth gently exfoliates that top streaky layer off your skin.

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    Apply a lotion that contains AHA. This chemical will help level out your streaks.

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    Apply some vinegar diluted with water to the streaks using a washcloth. It will break down the tan and smooth out the streaks.

Tips and warnings

  • To avoid streaks next time, make sure you exfoliate before sunless tanning so you get an even, streak-free tan.

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