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How To: fix a tan faux pas

How To: fix a tan faux pas
Rule #1: don't panic. There's little in life that a few kitchen cupboard staples, an old wives tale, and a killer lip tint can't fix.

The Streaker.
So, you didn't take our advice and exfoliate beforehand. That's ok, we're all busy. The good news is that your Exfoliating Mitt is going to come in really handy (get it!) right about now. To remove a streaky tan, the best way is to start breaking down the pigment by relaxing in a bath infused with oil. Susan Kaufman's Oil Bath for the Senses is a beautiful, restorative example, but you could even add a few tablespoons of simple coconut oil if you prefer. Once you feel well and truly soaked, gently buff away at your streaky bits with our Double Sided Exfoliating Mitt in small circular movements. Rinse the Mitt, let it hang to dry and remember to use it before you tan next time.

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Stick 'Em Up!
If you forgot to slip on your Tanning Application Mitt and your palms are looking rather, err, vacation-ed out, believe it or not the remedy lies in your kitchen. Mixing some lemon juice and baking soda is a cheap, natural way to tone down that unwanted tint. Simply let the mixture sit in your palms for a minute or so and then wash thoroughly in warm water. Presto! Pristine palms.

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Walking the Hairline.
The skin on your face is delicate and sensitive compared to the rest of your body, not to mention navigating your pores, your hairline and your ears when you tan it. If you went too far north (we've all been there) and your tan has grabbed onto your hairline, reach into your beauty cabinet and recall the words of your mother. Witch Hazel is not only a powerful astringent great for toning and tightening the skin, it's also believed to lighten pigment and rejuvenate the cells. Soak a cotton pad in it and gently press and buff along your hairline to reduce the severity of your tan line.

In Too Deep.
If you've overstayed your welcome on your imaginative vacation and your tan is looking a little more tragic than Tuscan, divert attention. If you don't have time to soak and scrub the pigment to diffuse it, the next best thing is to make your lips the focal point. Opt for one of our two bold new shades of limited edition Lip-To-Cheek Tint, #70 Red and #90 Burgundy to stain your lips in a rich, seductive hue sure to captivate passersby (and deflect from your overly bronzed complexion).
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