How to Avoid the Biggest Self-Tanner Mistakes

Credit: Lisa Shin

Blotchy skin

Gripe: The color turns blotchy and uneven!

Fix it: Dry patches on skin absorb more color, leading to streaks. Brazilian True Tan Dual-Action self-tanner ($39; uses glycolic acid, which sloughs away dead skin cells as you apply. Translation: You can skip the pre-tan scrub and still end up with even color.

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