Take a Nice Bath
Before attempting any fake tan removal tricks, you should head to the bathroom and take a nice, bubble bath to loosen the skin and make fake tan easier to go off your hands.
Afterwards, apply a hefty amount of baby oil on the problem areas, as this product deeply moisturizes the skin. Finish by rubbing your fake tan hands with a loofah or a sponge - just make sure you use circular motions to avoid a streaky result.
Repeat the process, if necessary. Obviously, you don't have to take a bath every time you wish to remove fake tan from hands. Simply soak them for a little while in warm water, then put into practice the steps described above.
Use Lemon Juice
Lemon juice is one of the best homemade solutions for fake tan removal from hands. All you have to do to get rid of the excess of tan on your hands is to rub a half of lemon until you get the shade you like.
Apply a Mix of Bicarb Soda
Another useful trick that will ensure you get fake tan off your hands is applying a mixture of bicarb soda and water. In a bowl, add a bit of bicarb soda and some water so that you get a thick paste. Apply the mixture all over your hands and let it sit for 20 to 30 minutes, then rinse it.
Repeat the process until you get the expected results.
Use Tan Removal Products
If homemade fake tan removal recipes don't work, you should know that you can always rely on tan removal products available on the market. A great tan remover for hands, feet and ankles is the St. Tropez Tan Optimiser Remover.
You'll get the best results if you apply it immediately after using the self-tanner on your hands. But just in case you don't realize in a instant the mistake you've made, keep in mind that the St. Tropez Optimiser Tan Remover provides good results for up to 4 hours after you've applied the self-tanner.
You may also go for a St. Tropez Tan Build Up Remover Mitt that evens out the tan and corrects the self tan mistakes, removing streaks and other mishaps.
Don't forget about bleaching products, great choices for fake tan removal from hands. You may go for skin bleaching products, as well as for hair bleaching cosmetics, such as Rodial Skin Bleach Kit and Sally Hansen Creme Hair Bleach for Face. Both types of products will ensure you get rid off the orange-y, fake tan from your hands and palms.