There are some self-tanners that won’t stain clothes. The self-tanners that are less likely to stain clothes are water-based or gel-based rather than oil-based. My favorite is MineTan’s Invisible Color Self-Tan Foam.
Some self-tanners already have a drying agent (like alcohol) included in the product. The self-tanner may also be harder to remove in the shower after application if it is oil-based.
After applying the first layer of self-tanner, let it dry thoroughly before putting on clothes. Clothing worn after spraying on self-tanner should be loose and dark in color rather than tight and light in color.
While applying self-tanner, wearing an old T-shirt can help protect clothing from stains, but remember that the shirt will also get stained.
Even with precautions, stains from self-tanner may still happen. That is why it is important to know how to remove those stains. Keep reading if you want to learn more about removing self-tanner stains on clothes.
How to fix stain from self-tanner?
- Dab the stain with rubbing alcohol.
- Wash it with a mixture of dish soap and warm water.
- Gently scrub the stain with an aspirin paste.
- Scrub the stain with lemon juice.
- Soak the stain in Epsom salt to remove it.
The method above is the best for removing stains because you have all those products at home. The minute you notice the stain, start with the method we describe above. The earlier you notice the stain, the better, so be careful the first day after your spray tan.
Prevent self-tanner stains by moisturizing thoroughly, exfoliating before applying self-tanner, and using self-tanning products containing natural ingredients like botanical oils and aloe vera.
Does self-tanner wear off on clothes?
The answer depends on what kind of self-tanner you use. Water-based or alcohol-based self-tanners are less likely to leave stains on clothing than oil-based ones, often containing bronzers.
The longer you wait before washing a stained item, the less likely you are to be able to remove the stain. The kind of fabric your clothes are made of is another factor that affects how easily the stain will come out.
If you notice a self-tanner stain, add this type of detergent to your wash cycle: Tide Original Powder Laundry Detergent.
Check the stain after washing it the first time. If it’s still there, repeat with detergent, but then let the clothing sit in an OxiClean Versatile Stain Remover solution for one hour. Afterward, rewash it with detergent again, and hopefully, your clothes will be clean and stain-free!
Please don’t put a stained shirt in the dryer, making it harder to remove the stain.
How do you keep the fake tan from staining clothes?
If you don’t want to have problems with fake tan stains, follow these tips and tricks below:
- Don’t let your skin touch the clothes until it’s dry Put on some loose-fitting clothes while it dries.
- Wash your hands once the tan has dried.
- Wear old dark-colored clothes until you can wash them off.
- Wear a bikini or an old swimsuit to avoid staining your nice clothes when applying the tanning lotion.
- Rub baby oil onto stains as soon as they happen.
- Put some nail polish remover onto a cotton ball and rub it over the stain until it’s gone.
- Apply white vinegar to the stain with a cotton ball, then wash your clothes as usual.
- Put bleach into your washing machine and let it sit for about 30 minutes before running the cycle again.
If you follow all of these tips and tricks above, you will be satisfied with the results.
How do I stop my fake tan from transferring to my wedding dress?
Here are some tips for all of you who want to look tanned for your wedding without worrying about stains:
- Apply fake tan the day before your wedding.
- Wear a loose-fitting white t-shirt to bed
- Shower with a loofah or exfoliating brush the night or morning before you’re going to wear your white dress
- Put talcum powder everywhere the dress may touch your body
Be prepared for anything, even fake tan transferring to your dress! There are not many things you can do, but follow the steps above, and you will be prepared for your big day.
Conclusion: Are there self-tanners that won’t stain clothes?
You can find high-quality self-tanners that don’t stain clothes, but you have to read the labels. Steer clear of these ingredients if you want to avoid stains: DHA, erythrulose, dihydroxyacetone. Look for oil-free and stain-free products.
Also, Apply a self-tanner with a mitt to avoid stains. Clothes and shoes are also very important, especially if it is your first day after self-tanner. In our other blog posts, you can read more about clothes and shoes after self-tanner.
We hope this blog post gives you the information you need when it comes to self-tanners and staining clothes. If you have any more questions or concerns, please contact us below.