How To Remove Fake Tan: Everything You Need To Know

We all know the feeling. You have prepped, applied your fake tan perfectly, gone to bed and then awoken to find that something has gone wrong. Very wrong. But panic not, we have all the answers to your frantic ‘how to remove fake tan’ Google queries!

The Best Fake Tan Removers

When it comes to washing tan off in a trice, these are the best fake tan removers out there! Whether you have fallen victim to a tan catastrophe or you want to strip off patchy product ahead of a fresh new coat, these little beauties will have your sorted in no time!

1. St Tropez Tan Remover Mitt

How to remove fake tan without frantic scrubbing? Look no further! From correcting mistakes to getting rid of tan build up, this magical St Tropez mitt is a tanning queen’s best friend AND it’s only £6 – definitely one to have in your beauty arsenal!

St Tropez fake tan remover mitt

St Tropez Tan Build Up Remover Mitt , £6 BUY

2. Bondi Sands Tan Eraser

This Tan Eraser from Bondi Sands has become something of a cult product and it works in just five minutes flat! Soothing, moisturising and exfoliating, this foamy product is perfect if you have had a tan disaster or want to strip off old product before reapplying.

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Bondi Sands Tan Eraser, £14.99 BUY


3. Tan-Luxe Glyco water

This clever fake tan remover from Tan-Luxe works to take off all traces of tan and leave your skin in the best condition for reapplication. Simply spritz the water onto your dry skin before rubbing in and leaving for five minutes, then simply shower it off using a flannel or shower mitt for instantly prepped and primed skin – simple!

tan-luxe fake tan remover

Tan-Luxe Glyco-Water, £22 BUY


4. Isle of Paradise Over It

Removing tan and exfoliating in one step, Over It by Isle of Paradise is an easy to use spray that combines the properties of micellar water and naturally derived glycolic, this little beauty will leave you glowing and tan free.

Isle of Paradise Over It Self Tan Eraser, £17.95 BUY


5. St Moriz Tan Remover

When it comes to serious tan mistakes. this foamy mousse from St Moriz will have your skin back to normal in no time! Pump the product into your hand and apply liberally all over, leave for five minutes and then wash off in the shower with a wet cloth and presto! Tan disaster averted!

Budget fake tan remover - st moriz

St. Moriz Advanced Pro Formula Tan Remover, £9.99 BUY


6. Bath Oil

If you need to know how to remove fake tan but you have a bit more time on your hands? Try relaxing with a luxurious bath oil and let your tan soak away. Bath oils can break down the tan making it much easier to gently buff it away with a shower mitt or cloth. We adore the Peony Blush Bath Oil from Jo Malone, richly scented and super luxurious this will leave your skin soft and your body and bathroom smelling incredible!

how to remove fake tan with bath oil

Jo Malone Peony Blush Bath Oil, £44 BUY


Sophie Lambert

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