Self tanners is the healthiest way to get a tan. Not surprising as sunbathing and indoor tanning have been proven to cause a lot of harm. If you’re not familiar why, it’s due to the UV rays. Tanned skin is the result of skin damage from exposure to the UV rays. Additionally, too much exposure to UV rays has caused a significant rise of skin cancer among tanning individuals. It’s so rampant that it’s not the top four cancers on the list.

This is why many individuals have begun to use self tanners. It’s not an easy transition though. Self tanning involves applying the color to your skin which can leave a lot of stains on furniture and clothing alike. The bathroom is not spared from any discoloration that comes from a runny self tanning session. It’s best to dry yourself up before going into the bathroom but if that crisis was not averted, here are some ways to remove the stains from your bathroom:

If you managed to drip some of the self tanner on your bathroom rug, that can be quite the struggle. For starters, you’ll want to getas much of the self tanner off the surface of the rug before anything. Make use of a solid, flat object like an old folder or a dull knife to get the tanning lotion out. Mix warm water with 2 cups of dish detergent and use a clean white cloth to wipe away the lotion. If the color persists, try to blot it out with hydrogen peroxide and water. A tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide should do the trick.

If you got it on your shower curtain, you’d think it’d be quite difficult; it’s not. Hydrogen Peroxide is a bane to self tanner stains. Just like with the bathroom rug, mix some of the hydrogen peroxide with water. It’s best to have a little more water than the hydrogen peroxide. With a clean cloth, dab the fabric into the solution and slowly wipe the stains away.

For the floor or your tub, you can make use of some cleaning detergents such as Mr. Clean’s Eraser. Self tanner stains are similar to any usual stains. Since these areas are more durable and not easily tarnished by chemicals, using commercial products the best way to go.

However, the best way to remove self tanner stains in your bathroom is to avoid it. If you placed too much self tanner, your tan can be ruined due to the consistency of the lotion. Try to dab the lotion to avoid streaking. Also, avoid the bathroom right after having a self tanning session as getting wet will wash your tan off thus leaving you with a bad looking tan.