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How to Avoid the Biggest Self-Tanner Mistakes
Streaky spots, awful smell…self-tanner comes with some not-so-pretty side effects. READ: 5 Self Tanners You Won't Regret Using But new-and-improved formulas aim to get you glowing without a single gripe. Here are several ways to avoid some of the most common self-tanning mistakes:
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Pumpkin Hands

Gripe: What's up with my orange hands? Fix it: Those dark palms and brown spots between your fingers tell the world you’ve been self-tanning. But Spray di Sole Sun Gelee kit ($50) is hands-free: Simply apply the gel-based formula with the enclosed brush—no latex gloves or endless hand washing.
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Blotchy Skin

Gripe: The color turns blotchy and uneven! Fix it: Dry patches on skin absorb more color, leading to streaks. Brazilian True Tan Dual-Action self-tanner ($39) uses glycolic acid, which sloughs away dead skin cells as you apply. Translation: You can skip the pre-tan scrub and still end up with even color.
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Smell

Gripe: I can't stand the smell! Fix it: That odor occurs when the active ingredient in self-tanners, DHA (dihydroxyacetone), cinteracts with skin. Jergens Natural Glow Daily Foaming moisturizer ($9; at mass retailers) contains odor absorbing compounds that not only mask the stench, but also block the olfactory receptors in the nose that would typically detect it.
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How to Avoid the Biggest Self-Tanner Mistakes

Streaky spots, awful smell…self-tanner comes with some not-so-pretty side effects. READ: 5 Self Tanners You Won't Regret Using But new-and-improved formulas aim to get you glowing without a single gripe. Here are several ways to avoid some of the most common self-tanning mistakes: