How Can I Make My Tan Fade Faster?

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Apply sunscreen evenly to help prevent a streaky tan. Exfoliate to remove dead skin cells and even tan lines. Cover the unsightly sections of your tan with makeup, bronzer or concealer.

  1. Protect skin from the sun

    Treat your skin with sunscreen that has an SPF of at least 30, which can prevent sun damage and helps to even your tan. Be sure the sunscreen states "broad spectrum" or "water resistant." Reapply every two hours.

  2. Exfoliate skin

    Remove dead skin cells to even out a bad tan. Exfoliation also gives skin a healthy glow. Exfoliating beads or loofahs are effective exfoliants. Applying Greek yogurt can also exfoliate the skin and even the skin tone.

  3. Cover tan lines

    Use concealer or makeup to cover up your uneven tan. A bronzer can also make the tan appear even if brushed on various parts of your body, including your face and shoulders.