THE BATTLE OF THE TAN REMOVERS
Fake tan removal is without a doubt the biggest, most tedious beauty chore of them all. As a self-proclaimed fake tan fiend, it has always been a duty I too often avoid and exclude from my weekly routine, but with throwing intense exfoliators into my pamper line-up it has been made relatively easy..
*/ COCOA BROWN TOUGH STUFF 3-IN-1 BODY SCRUB - EXFOLIATION AND TAN REMOVAL IN ONE (LINK)
Described as a 'no-nonsense body scrub', this offering from reknowned fake tan brand Cocoa Brown removes any old tan while also creating an even canvas to re-apply your bronze. Coming in as a liquid with grain particles it delivers a more intense exfoliation to that of it's competitors while carrying Cocoa Brown's signature floral scent. Used on dry skin you obtain optimum results while the scrub feels a little more harsh, not particularly ideal for sensitive skin. It also works wonders when used on damp skin for a more gentle exfoliation scrubbing in circular motions with or without a loofah to relieve any dead skin cells. For ensuring old patches of tan that haven't faded quite as quick as others are banished pre re-tan or for exfoliating the skin so that a flawless application ensues this is your best-bet, while for removing areas of extremely stubborn tan it may fall a little short.
*/ NO MORE DRAMAS SELF TAN REMOVER - STUBBORN TAN REMOVAL AT IT'S BEST (LINK)*
A body scrub specifically designed to remove self tan, it comes in a sugar scrub formulation to help erase even the most long-lasting, persistent tans. Due to it's much thicker formula, those with any slight sensitivity to the skin should stay away, as this is incredibly harsh on the skin and may cause irritation. Again with the thicker consistency, it proves a little more difficult to work with than the aforementioned, but when used on damp skin and slightly warmed up between the palm of your hands to merge the particles together and then rubbed into the skin in circular motions it really does work. For optimum results, use with an exfoliating glove to bid farewell to any signs of your faux-glow and release your inner pasty goddess. Without a doubt it's one for the hardcore tanners, one to quickly remove your tan before your early Monday morning shift and one to quickly banish and correct any tan errors to recommence the tanning process before anyone catches a glimpse. While it too can be used as an exfoliator for pre-tan prep, i feel it comes in a little too harsh for my skin, and if it was to be used for such purpose i would stick to the rough areas - knees, elbows, etc.
For a quick tan fix and the removal of fresh or persistent tan the No More Dramas' offering makes the cut, while for the removal of old lingering tan and an all overall exfoliation pre-tan the Cocoa Brown exfoliator is the go-to.
Have you tried any of these? What is your favourite method of removing fake tan?
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