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How to remove fake tan stains.

How to remove fake tan stains.

Everyone has been there — you’re out and about, feeling good in your perfect tan, when you notice that your favourite shirt is now an ombre of orange. You’ve got a fake tan stain on your clothes. But don't worry! We’ve got all the tips and tricks to help get rid of those pesky stains. Let's get started. 


It’s important to attack the stain as soon as it appears. The longer you wait, the harder it will be to remove completely. Firstly, use a damp cloth or paper towel – using lukewarm water, gently dab at the stained area until the stain is no longer visible or until you have transferred as much of the color onto the paper towel as possible. Remember not to rub too vigorously or else you may spread the stain further! 


There are then a few different routes you can go down:


A) Use Rubbing Alcohol – For particularly stubborn stains, try rubbing some rubbing alcohol directly onto the fabric with a cotton ball or paper towel until it stops transferring onto said towel/ball. Once done, rinse off with warm water and then wash as usual. We’d recommend our Laundrythings laundry pods, that are planet positive whilst still being powerful.

B) Use Detergent – Mix together some detergent, warm water and white vinegar in a bowl (or spray bottle) and apply directly onto the stained area before laundering as normal (on its own!). This method should take care of any remaining residue that might still be lingering on your clothing item!

C) Use Baking Soda – Create a paste using baking soda and water before applying directly onto the stained area for 15 minutes before washing off with warm water; this should help lift any remaining colour from fabric fibres! 


So next time you reach for your fake tanner, remember these steps before showing off your golden glow in public.