Getting self tanner on your hands is one of the most common tanning mishaps that many people don't know how to fix. But it turns out that there are quite a few ways to get the product off without ruining your manicure or making your palms look even more orange than they already do.
The best way to prevent a stain from occurring in the first place is to wash your hands right after you apply the self tanner. A quick wash with a mild cleanser can help to prevent the pigment from settling into the creases of your hand or fingers where it will be difficult to remove it.
If you do manage to get a bit of the product on your palms or fingers, the most important thing to do is make sure to rub it off as soon as possible. You can try rubbing the product off with a damp cloth or a light exfoliant, such as a scrub that contains natural ingredients or a body butter. This will help to remove the product without damaging your skin and will also leave your hands feeling smooth.
Another great way to help get the self tanner off your hands is by soaking them in warm water or using an oil-based exfoliant. A simple hydrating soak or a coconut oil or olive oil raw sugar scrub will do the trick, but it's best to be gentle when you're doing this because overly enthusiastic exfoliation can lead to redness and irritation.