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How To Perfectly Self-Tan Your Hands & Feet

You’ve followed all the steps and perfectly applied your self-tanner. You exfoliated, lightly moisturized those extra tricky areas and applied your tanning mouse in long circular motions. You’re ready to let it dry, rinse it off and show off your gorgeous tan to the world! But uh-oh… What about your hands and feet?

Applying self-tanner to your hands and feet requires a little extra attention to than the rest of your body. Poor application to your hands and feet is a dead giveaway that your gorgeous, glowing tan is from a bottle and not the sun! But don’t worry, we have your back.

Lightly Moisturize Your Hands and Feet

When you’re applying Peta Jane Tanning Mousse, you’ll want to avoid moisturizing your body beforehand. However, there are some areas that need a little extra love! This includes your elbows, knees, ankles, cuticles and any other areas that may tend to get dry.

If you absolutely must moisturize, we recommend going for an oil-free moisturizer because oil-based moisturizers can break down self-tanners. Also, don’t forget to give your moisturizer some time to absorb into those extra special areas- around 30 minutes to an hour should do the trick!

Tanning your Hands and feet with Peta Jane Beauty Self-Tanners

Make a Claw Shape with Your Hand & Focus on the Top of Your Hands and Feet

Making a claw shape with your hand ensures you’re hitting all parts of your hand evenly. Focus on the top of your hands and feet. In other words, the parts that would normally soak up the sun!

It’s easy to get a little carried away and end up with some extra tanner on our palms, soles, nails, or inner wrist. No need to panic! Have a wipe on standby to wipe off any excess. As always, avoid getting your tan wet until the product has fully developed!

Less is More

Less is definitely more when it comes to applying to your hands and feet! Generally whatever product is left over on your mitt after your full body application is more than enough!

Use Sweeping Motions

We know you’re used to circular motions when applying self-tanner, but for those hands and feet, we need to switch it up a bit. Use small, controlled sweeping motions instead! Trust us, this will give you a more even application. 

Pro Tip: If you need more control, use a makeup brush and lightly swipe the product on.

And voilà! Your sunless tan is flawless from head to toe! We hope our tips and tricks helped you achieve the perfect tan. Leave a comment below and share your results!

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🖤🤘 thank you for the tips.


I have actually had no problem with rub off or staining, except the one time I wore white cotton panties right after I applied. 😂


Why does it stain my shirt when I sweat lightly

Beverly small

No matter what I do I can’t get this close to perfect. I always wait about 30 minutes before I dress after applying the self tanner. It always rubs off on my upper arms between my shoulder and elbow and on the inner part of my arms (the crease). Those are the worst parts. It’s probably cheaper if I go back to the tanning bed.

Kim Smith

Can you video someone applying to hands and feet – would be extremely helpful
Ty – Love your product!!

Margaret Sirianni

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