After applying your self-tanner, there are a few DIY ways you can remove it from your hands, but one quick way is to simply use a washcloth to clean your palms and hands right after. The washcloth will provide a light exfoliation to your hands and if you do this quick enough, your hands shouldn’t appear stained. If it has been longer than a few minutes, DiMarchi recommends using a soap that lightly exfoliates like Ouai’s Hand Wash ($32).
DiMarchi also says a few other handy skincare items can help you remove self-tanner from your hands. “If you’ve already tanned your hands as the last step of application, then I would recommend using a peel pad or makeup wipe to remove any residue from your palms,” she shares.