Self tanning has become quite an appealing approach to tanning. If you’re not familiar, self tanning is a method that doesn’t make use of UV rays to give your skin the bronze hue. Sunbathing and indoor tanning are two of the most opted methods to tanning but through the years of research have become quite hazardous. It’s because of these two methods that skin cancer has risen significantly amongst the community.
Unfortunately, self tanners can be quite tedious to use. If you’re not careful, you can end up getting a lot of botches and even stains everywhere. No one wants to deal with a permanent orange mark on their furniture or clothing so it’s always a good idea to have stain removing items at hand. If you’re not familiar with how to remove stains, here are some tips you can follow to clean out well for your next self tanning session:
- If you’ve gotten self tanner on your leather clad furniture, it’s best to wipe it immediately with a wet tissue. If it has dried a little bit, use some hydrogen peroxide. Apply a small amount to a rag and rub the wet fabric to the stained area.
- Hydrogen peroxide also works on stains on towels. Towels tend take the brunt of most self tanning stains, especially light-colored ones. You may want to drop some of the hydrogen peroxide on the affected area and let it sit for a bit before washing it. If you don’t have any hydrogen peroxide to spare for your towels, you can use some color-safe bleach to sort this mishap.
- If you’ve got a nasty set of self tanning stains on your clothing, color-safe bleach is the ideal way to get them out. Much like any stain on your clothing, treat a self tanning stain with the formula and let it sit as per the bleaching instructions. Be careful with bleach and hydrogen chloride as this can erase your self tan.