5 Fake Tan Fails and The Fixes You Need

If you’ve ever had dealings with brown, sticky self-tanner, you’ve probably lived through the most humiliating beauty fail of all: bright orange palms. It’s practically a self-tanning rite of passage. I’ve been bronzing for years, yet just last week I caught sight of my own Day-Glo hands on my walk to work and proceeded to try and hide them through a day of meetings. (Not too easy, FYI.)


So, I got in touch with Jules Heptonstall, St.Tropez tanning expert, to find out how I can fix my faux tan fail—and the multitude of others that can happen when sporting a mitt.

Keep scrolling for his extremely helpful tips for fixing every kind of fake tan mistake, from smoothing out streaks to blending blotchy faces…