Body scrubs that are gritty enough to get rid of fake tan
When it comes to body scrubs, not all brands are created equal when it needs to take off a fading fake tan. These are the ones we think do the job so you’re ready to get a fresh faux glow.
Basically what it comes down to, is the grittier the better for getting your tan sloughed off and some scrubs are just too soft and creamy to get the job done! Don’t get us wrong, there's definitely a time and a place for them, just not for tans. When you've got patches of stubborn faux tan left on your pins, you'll need to bring out the big guns.
What to look for
Grittier options come down to the exfoliating ingredient being a bigger size – the ingredients used for this can range from sugar, salt, coconut husk and coffee and the options that we think are the best bet for getting that tan off always have a chunkier ground – think of it like coffee, these ain’t no plunger grind, they are an espresso grind – chunkier and full-bodied.
For best results, you want your skin to be damp to really work the product into your skin. Apply some to the palm of your hand and work it into your skin in circular motions gradually buffing away the old tan.
bh loves: Pure Fiji Coconut Crush Sugar Scrub, $66.50; Palmers Coconut Oil Body Scrub, $15.49; Bondi Scrubs Body Scrub, $23.99; Sukin Energising Body Scrub, Coffee & Coconut, $20.50; Natio Wellness Body Scrub, $23.99; Frank Body Original Body Scrub, $11Soap & Glory Sugar Crush Body Scrub, $17and Grounded Coconut Body Scrub, $24.99.
If you opted for a couple more coats than usual, you will probably need to add a glove into the mix. Exfoliating mitts are great for ditching an old tan thanks to the textured fabric. Apply your scrub to the glove and buff away!
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What scrub do you use to remove your tan?