How To: Tutorials

How To Remove Your Tan In 5 Minutes

How To Remove Your Tan In 5 Minutes

Whether you need to fix patchy-looking tan or create a fresh new canvas for your next application, we show you how to get fake tan off your body, hands, feet, palms, and face, and introduce you to the best fake tan remover for the job. 

How to get fake tan off

While you’ve no doubt read about various home remedies, these methods often require a lot of time, effort and unnecessary scrubbing. Instead, the easiest and quickest way to get fake tan off is with a tan eraser. 

Gentle to sensitive skin, our St.Tropez Tan Remover Mousse washes away all traces of tan in just 5 minutes, with no need to scrub. 

How to get fake tan off the body

To wash away your faux glowgenerously apply the Tan Remover Mousse to clean, dry skin and massage in. Leave for 5 minutes, then rinse with warm water. Whether you’ve just applied your tan or it’s now a week old, the bronze tint will be swept away, leaving skin clean and refreshed. 

How to get fake tan off the body

How to get fake tan off hands

Creating a gorgeous golden glow on your body only to realise your hands look patchy or stained is every glow getters nightmare. Don’t worry though! You can easily get fake tan off of hands with our Tan Remover Mousse.  

  • Apply the Tan Remover to dry hands.  
  • Massage into the back of the hands and along the fingers, focusing on dry areas like the knuckles and in between the fingers.  
  • Wait 5 minutes for the mousse to work its magic. 
  • Rinse hands in warm water. 

Top TipTo create an even-looking tan on your hands, make a claw shape, then spritz our Purity Mist over the skin 3 to 5 times, and blend with a makeup brush. You’ll have perfectly-bronzed hands in no time! 

How to get fake tan off palms

To avoid staining your hands, it’s always best to apply fake tan to the body using a tanning mittHowever, if you do end up with darker palms, these top tips will help: 

  • Using our Tan Remover Mitt, gently exfoliate the palms to buff away the excess tan without disturbing the golden glow on the back.  
  • If the area still looks patchy, dispense one pump of our Tan Remover Mousse into your palms.
  • Close your hands in prayer, and rub them together up and down.  
  • Rinse after 5 minutes. 

Top Tip: Just before applying fake tanmassage an oil-based moisturiser into your palms. This will prevent the tan from adhering to the skin.  

how to remove fake tan from hands

How to remove tan from feet

As any experienced glow getter will tell you, the feet are particularly tricky to get right. If the heels and ankles are dry or cracked, they can absorb excess tan and cause a patchy finish. Here’s how to buff away this excess tan or remove it altogether: 

  • Gently massage our Tan Remover Mitt over the feet, ankles and heels to buff away the excess tan. 
  • Or, massage the Tan Removing Mousse onto clean, dry feet, focusing on dry areas, like the heels, ankles and between the toes.  
  • Leave for 5 minutes.  
  • Rinse in warm water.  

How to remove fake tan from face

Did you know that the skin on your face is up to 20 times thinner than the rest of your body? It’s also more sensitive and naturally renews itself more quickly. That’s why tanning and removing fake tan from your face is slightly different.  

Instead of using the tan remover mousse, reach for skin-specific exfoliating acids or scrubs and apply as directed to the skin. Repeat every 3 days to help your tan fade faster.  

The best fake tan removers

When it comes to removing tan, these tan erasers should be your first choice: 

St.Tropez Tan Remover

The quickest and easiest way to remove tan, the St.Tropez Tan Remover Mousse blends detoxifying cotton extract with probiotics to purify and rebalance the skin, effectively getting rid of all traces of tan in minutes. It’s also suitable for sensitive skin.  

Tan Remover Mitt

Expertly designed, this Tan Remover Mitt removes tan build-up by gently buffing away dry skin to create the perfect canvas for your next tan. It can also be used to correct tanning mistakes and buff away excess tan that has settled onto the skin.   

St.Tropez Exfoliator

The St.Tropez Body Exfoliator is a great way to gradually remove fake tan for an even fade. Massaged over the skin every 3 days, it helps slough away dry patches of skin for a flawless finish.  

– and that’s how to get fake tan offExplore our range of fake tan remover products on our website.  

For the latest St.Tropez news, follow us on InstagramFacebookTwitterYouTube and TikTok. 



St.Tropez Tan

St.Tropez Tan

Writer and expert