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Help!!! How do I get self tanner off my hands????

Started 1303481750.75 in Beauty Banter | Last reply 1303756567.34 by rebel

Please help I thought I washed my hands over and over after applying, woke up this morning with orange palms and with white thumbs. Quite a look.

Thanks for your help.

Cubchick

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dogluvrtoo1303482223.13473 PostsRegistered 1/12/2009

Try an exfoliater.

PpprMintPa­tty1303482309.11318812 PostsRegistered 8/7/2007Outside our Nation's Capitol

Do you have any peroxide or make-up remover?

~Formerly known as Danny~

VCamp27481303482794.7277338 PostsRegistered 4/20/2006

You might try cutting a lemon in half & rubbing the pulp on your hands. Good luck!

hairslinger1303483776.89246 PostsRegistered 1/24/2009

rubbing alcohol

Ossamom1303484351.483951 PostsRegistered 7/10/2006Georgia

Baking Soda works great

cubchick1303484503.1138 PostsRegistered 7/21/2010

Thank you all ladies I will try them until something works, will let you know.

Cubchick

BESwede1303484554.1776218 PostsRegistered 6/4/2007Colorado

Several things you can try: whitening toothpaste, baking soda, a gritty exfoliant, dish liquid or some of that stuff mechanics use to clean their hands ("Goop") if you have any around. To avoid staining next time, apply sunscreen to your hands before you apply the self tanner- works like a charm :)

47, very fair, blonde, green eyes, cool "summer" coloring. Combination/sensitive skin. Vegetarian

BE is my f­ave1303484829.16187 PostsRegistered 9/25/2007USA - Ohio

Old damp washcloth + a little bit of hand soap + equal amount of whitening toothpaste & scrub palms. It's best to do this immediately after you apply self tanner. It cleans your palms without having to wash your hands, which ends up taking off the tanner from the top of your hands.

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kal1303489998.1132454 PostsRegistered 8/4/2007

The top layer of your skin has changed color. It is with you until that top layer peels off. I recommend the philosophy micro delivery peel, or perhaps a good sugar or salt scrub. May take several applications.

cubchick1303570696.85738 PostsRegistered 7/21/2010

Thanks ladies day 2 some improvement. Tried scrubs, scrubbing gloves, lemon juice, peroxide, rubbing alcohol, baking soda. Palms are baby smooth but still orange. I will try micro peel tonight. I guess I will have to go to Easter services with orange palms. {#emotions_dlg.biggrin} I am the same girl that permed her hair the day before senior class pictures.{#emotions_dlg.bored}

Thanks

Cubchick

MaxieMoo1303571437.673883 PostsRegistered 5/5/2008

use a half a lemon dipped in sugar or salt... or use a exfoliant to wash your hands

Kitlynn1303573375.6632523 PostsRegistered 1/4/2008Colorado

Put on a rubber glove and put some bleach on a cotton ball. Rub the cotton ball across your palm. Then wash with soap and water. Now, put the glove on the other hand and do it. Then wash that hand. Now, just wash both of your hands with soap and water. Try to just keep it on the palms of your hands. Lotion your hands very well after you are done with the final wash.

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ohioglamgal1303575468.112048 PostsRegistered 3/1/2007

If I have ever had a mishap I have used straight acetone (nail polish remover) and it has worked ok for me. Most drugstores sell 100% pure acetone polish removers...for a few bucks.

I usually don't end up with any on my palms as I use gloves but sometimes areas around the knuckles and in between the fingers can come out 'wrong' and the acetone will diffuse it rather quickly. That said, I don't know how well it would work on a larger area in a more concentrated pattern...but that's what I use for tiny splotches in bendy places.

nodecaf1303575668.1072498 PostsRegistered 4/15/2007Pinelands

I heard lemon works.

GL!

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sadbear1303575894.4731645 PostsRegistered 3/16/2008

THE ULTIMATE: Sally Hansen Creme Hair Bleach

cubchick1303648032.28738 PostsRegistered 7/21/2010

Day 3 palms are very light orange. I think the micro peel did the trick!!!

Thanks all

Cubchick

Vixter1303652749.9374714 PostsRegistered 6/24/2008New York

The first time I used a tanner,the same thing happened to me!LOL Hope it all comes off soon!!!

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Katrin B1303663237.63137 PostsRegistered 7/6/2009

It sounds harsh, but that's exactly what's needed:

BRILLO pad has worked really well for me, even after applying sunscreen first to my palms.

Good Luck !

Day2Day1303663676.133856 PostsRegistered 10/14/2009

Ask Lisa Robertson... LOL !!

cubchick1303744170.50338 PostsRegistered 7/21/2010
On 4/24/2011 Day2Day said:

Ask Lisa Robertson... LOL !!

Ha I feel her pain! Day 4 orange is all gone on palms. Now my feet are another matter.

Thanks all

Cubchick

cerinthe1303750236.0032608 PostsRegistered 7/12/2005

I got this tip from here: Contact lens solution! Works pretty well!

Also- self tanner is sucked up by our dead skin cells only- so anything you can think of which would remove dead skin cells and break them up (glycolic acid products, exfoliants, etc.,) should help. Also sitting in water- dead skin cells love to absorb water, so if you get too much self tanner on your body or feet, etc- soak them for a bit in water/bathtub and then scrub- that should help too.

cubchick1303752401.4838 PostsRegistered 7/21/2010
On 4/25/2011 cerinthe said:

I got this tip from here: Contact lens solution! Works pretty well!

Also- self tanner is sucked up by our dead skin cells only- so anything you can think of which would remove dead skin cells and break them up (glycolic acid products, exfoliants, etc.,) should help. Also sitting in water- dead skin cells love to absorb water, so if you get too much self tanner on your body or feet, etc- soak them for a bit in water/bathtub and then scrub- that should help too.

Thanks I'll try it. I must be the driest orange person in Illinois!

rebel1303756567.345465 PostsRegistered 4/27/2007

i heard a lemon wedge rubbed on your hand along with toothpaste.

i know it sounds crazy and i haven't tried it yet.

45, Fair, dry, sensitive skin, DSPW, yellow and neutral undertones, Cannot use "cones" high in ingred. deck, natural blonde wavy hair, blue eyes

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