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How to Remove Tanning Bronzer From Hands

Step 1

Grab a washcloth and get it wet with water. Sprinkle baking soda onto the washcloth and start scrubbing. Scrub your palms, fingers, nails, cuticles – wherever the bronzer has left its mark. Rinse out the washcloth and apply fresh baking soda often. Just be gentle – baking soda is slightly abrasive and can irritate your skin.

Step 2

Use lemon to scrub away bronzer. Cut a lemon in quarters, then rub the flesh of one of the slices onto your stained hands. Take a damp washcloth and scrub away the bronzer. Repeat with the fresh slices of lemon until your hands are bronzer-free. Wash your hands well with soap and water once you’re finished.

Step 3

Give your hands a thorough cleaning with hydrogen peroxide to remove bronzer stains. The mild bleaching agents in this household staple can lighten the bronzer stains on skin. Take a cotton ball and moisten it with hydrogen peroxide. Use the cotton ball to rub away the bronzer stains. Get a new cotton ball with more peroxide as one becomes dirty.

Step 4

Head to your local auto parts store and pick up a bottle of car mechanics soap. Mechanics get lots of grease on their hands, and the soap they use takes it right off. Wash your hands with the soap (maybe a few times) to get rid of the tanning bronzer. Follow the instructions on the label for the exact amount you need to use.

Step 5

Use body cream bleach as a last resort for tanning bronzer stains that just won’t budge. You can buy body cream bleach at most beauty supply stores. Follow the instructions on the label for using the product since this will vary among brands. In general, you’ll rub the cream onto the stains, leave it there for about 10 minutes, then rinse it off with warm water.

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