November 26, 2014

How to Clean a Self Tan Mitt

Your self tan applicator mitt is your most faithful companion in achieving the perfect skin finish and maintaining your gorgeous glow. The best thing is, they seem to last forever! But, they can last even longer if you make sure you look after your little friend… yet we’ve all made the mistake of letting them get a bit gross and worse for wear. One of the most popular and important tanning accessories, the fake tan mitt is an item we know a lot of tanners are a bit confused about looking after, so check out our tips on making sure your applicator mitt lasts as long as possible and keeps your tan looking fresh.


It is important to wash your fake tan mitt after each use using some good old fashioned soap and warm water. The tanning solution should come out quickly with a little gentle caressing under the faucet. Be sure to hand wash the mitt to get any stubborn tanning solution stains out but do not use any sort of harsh soaps or detergents as these will not be necessary to clean it well.

Be sure to avoid placing the tanning mitt in the washing machine because its shape can become distorted and damaged. You also want to refrain from washing it with any other garments or items because the tanning residue can stain certain fibres and fabrics.

By avoiding the harsh wash of a machine and products, you will ensure your tan mitt keeps it shape and also keeps its velvety soft finish which is imperative to the perfect tan.

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After washing, you will also want to wring out any excess water from the mitt and reshape it while it is still damp. This way once its dry it will appear to be back in its original condition and can be used again and again. Air drying your tanning mitt is best because the dryer can can cause it to shrink or break as well.

If you are a frequent tanner, you might find that the mitt needs to be replaced about once every three months. On the other hand, if you tan less frequently you can get great use from the same mitt for over six months or more.

The tanning mitt is definitely an important tool in the world of fake tanning. It can be used to apply any self tanning products including bronzing mousses, foams, gels, lotions and evening out a spray tan. So in other words, love your tan and thank your mitt by giving it a little love and care!



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