How to fix self tanner mistakes!
February 6th, 2011

If you are a sunless tanner user you know how easy it is to make mistakes and end up with blotches, streaks, and areas that turned out too dark. Alot of times you don’t even realize you have made a mistake until the sunless tan has developed. If you have any dry areas they will absorb more sunless tanner making that area too dark. Sometimes the areas between fingers and toes turn out too dark. Knuckles and joints like elbows and knees are troublesome spots too because they tend to be dry and the sunless tanner can collect in the wrinkles. Here are some easy ways to fix sunless tanner mistakes.



  1. Use Lemon to Fix Sunless Tanner Mistakes

    Lemon is excellant at lightening. Cut open a lemon and rub it onto the skin, then rinse. Apply again if needed. This works great at fixing sunless tanner mistakes in small areas.

  2. Put Witch Hazel onto a cotton ball and rub it onto the dark areas or blotches. Witch Hazel will lighten the dark area and give you a more even sunless tan.

  3. Use Baking Soda to Fix Sunless Tanner Mistakes and Streaks

    Try soaking in the tub with baking Soda to fix sunless tanner mistakes, like streaking, over a large area of your body. Pour 2 cups of Baking Soda into the tub and soak for half an hour, use a body scrub while you are soaking. When you finish, reapply the sunless tanner and it should develop into a more even tan.

  4. Use a Baking Soda paste to fix sunless tanner mistakes in smaller areas. Mix Baking Soda with a little water and apply to the dark spot, let dry. Rinse with water while gently scrubbing with the Baking Soda.

  5. Apply white toothpaste to fix sunless tanner mistakes like blotches or dark knuckles. Let the toothpaste sit on the area for several minutes then rinse.
  6. Use Facial Scrub to Fix Sunless Tanner Mistakes on Your Face

    If the sunless tan on your face is uneven, gently scrub it with your facial scrub a couple times. Then lightly reapply the sunless tanner to even it out. Be sure to apply it with moisturizer for even application.


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