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Is Tan Eraser Bad for Your Skin?

Is Tan Eraser safe? How does tan removal work?

Tan erasers are a huge part of the self tanning process. They make removing an old, fading tan super easy so that you can have a fresh, new canvas for your next self tan, helping the tan grab onto the skin and last longer. However, concerns have emerged over the potential side effects and safety of using tan erasers on the skin. Let’s take a look at some of the myths surrounding the use of tan erasers on your skin. 

First, let’s understand what tan erasers do. Tan erasers are products designed to help remove or fade self tanner, allowing for a fresh start and even skin tone. They typically come in the form of cleansing foams and often contain ingredients known for their exfoliating properties.

Let’s debunk some tan eraser myths!

Myth: Tan erasers damage the skin.

Fact: When used as directed, tan erasers are generally safe for the skin. They work by exfoliating the top layer of dead skin cells, which helps remove the tan. However, harsh scrubbing can irritate the skin, so it’s important to let the Tan Eraser set so the skin can absorb it, and then gently scrub the tan away.

Myth: Tan erasers cause skin dryness.

Fact: Although tan removers are super cleansing, most are formulated with moisturizing ingredients to counteract dryness on the skin. It’s recommended to moisturize the skin after using a tan eraser to keep it extra hydrated and prevent any potential dryness.

Myth: Tan erasers strip the skin of natural oils.

Fact: Tan erasers do remove the top layer of dead skin cells, but they do not excessively strip the skin of its natural oils. It’s essential to choose a gentle tan eraser and avoid overusing or scrubbing too firmly to maintain the skin’s natural moisture barrier.

Myth: Tan erasers are only suitable for certain skin types.

Fact: Tan erasers can be used by individuals with various skin types. However, those with sensitive or easily irritated skin may want to perform a patch test or choose a tan eraser specifically designed for sensitive skin.

Try out Private Label’s super cleansing and lightweight Tan Eraser Mousse that removes stubborn self tan build up in just 5 minutes. It magically erases your old self tan while leaving the skin silky and smooth. Our unique formula gently cleanses, conditions and tones skin to create the perfect starting point for your next tan!



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