4 Ways To Fix a Spray Tan Disaster Right Before Your Wedding

While a spray tan can be a good way to get a sun-kissed look without all the harmful sun exposure, it doesn’t always go as planned. (We’ve heard too many horror stories from brides who had a spray tan disaster and needed a quick fix.) Our advice: Experiment with spray tan options at least 2-3 months before your wedding day. That way if you end up with a few streaks or going a little too bronze, there’s plenty of time to fix it. Even if you do mess up the spray tan right before the wedding day though, you don’t walk down the aisle looking like a Jersey Shore cast member. Try one of these remedies.


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1. Bronze Buffer Self-Tan Remover

These little sponges are like those magic erasers, but for your skin. Just wet them and gently wipe on your problem areas to buff out streaks. Just be careful, if you have sensitive skin you might end up with a break out. So if you’re skin is prone to reactions, stay away.

Shop it here: Self-Tan Remover, $10.00, Bronze Buffer, Sephora.com

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2. Lemon Juice

If you just have a few blotchy or dark areas around your fingers, toes, knees or anywhere else, just put a little bit of lemon juice on a cotton ball and scrub. It’s a natural way to exfoliate and the best part is it costs less than a dollar. If you don’t have a lemon, you can also use rubbing alcohol (this may dry your skin out though, so slather on the lotion when you’re done).
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3. St. Tropez Tan Remover

If your entire tan looks bad, this product will save the day. It’s best used up to four hours after applying a self-tanner, so if you notice a problem once you get home from the tanning salon, don’t hesitate to put this on. Apply it to your hands with water and start scrubbing to remove the orange color.

Shop it here: Tan Remover, $18.00, St. Tropez, Sephora.com

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4. Uh Oh Self Tan Remover

If your tan was applied more than four hours ago, reach for this product that will help repair a tan gone wrong. Massage it onto dry skin (press firmly for better results) for about a minute and then wipe away with a dry cloth. Most of the color should come off.

Shop it here: Uh Oh Self Tan Remover, $12.50, South Seas, Dermstore.com

For more about fixing a tanning disaster, look here!

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