Fake Tan Faux Pas Fixer

I’ve been slapping the faux glow stuff on for years – I remember once being removed to the garden when I was about 13 during my first experiment with the stuff as not to dirty the bathroom, and sprayed it on not realising you had to blend it in, cue a handful of orange splodges on each leg, that went down well in P.E – and though I would class myself as an advanced tanner 10 years later, I still get it wrong sometimes. No more orange splodges or streaks, but the sunkissed conundrum I suffer with the most is build-up, a.k.a) T.M.T, or too much tan as it’s more widely known especially in those finickity areas: elbows, ankles, wrists, hands and feet. The latter occurred last week during a Xen-Tan sesh when things got a little overzealous in the foot area. Now I’ve tried all types of tan removal, but in true sods law stylée whenever you want to remove, it doesn’t budge, but alas I have found a solution…

Enter the fake tan faux pas fixing duo that is Fig + Yarrow’s Alpine Pumice Foot Treatment and the St Tropez Tan Build Up Remover Mitt. The oil content of the Fig + Yarrow (Extra Virgin Olive Oil is its second ingredient), combo-ed up with its pumice power and the scrubbing action of the St Tropez Mitt – my feet were ready for public sandal exposure in no time. For those wishing to scrimp I’d suggest picking up the mitt and going to town on overly tanned areas with a bit of Olive Oil from your kitchen cupboards. T.M.T no more.


  • t

    I had this exact problem last week! If only i had this post then! Thanks, now i can sort it out next time hahah!

  • Lucy

    Your links never work from my I Pad, even when I use Safari, does anyone else have this problem?

  • Maddy Cane

    So glad I read this, very useful to know! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD


  • Anna Blush

    Very useful tip thanks Anna! Might have to try the olive oil alonebefore splashing out on the Fig + Yarrow offering x

  • Lol I’m not much of a tanner myself but have been on the lookout for a nice foot treatment to get my feet into shape for summer so will have to check this one out, sounds really nice xx

    Heels forever

  • yourdailybreak

    Wish this was easy to get my hands on! xx

    Your Daily Break

  • Charlifll

    where was this when I had my tan-goed disaster ay!! x

  • Celina

    Fig + Yarrow products sound lovely. I heard about their coffee scrub first from Estee and since then, I’ve been looking out for reviews on the rest of their products which have all sounded fabulous.

    Celina | The Celution

  • The olive oil trick is genius! Im forever getting funny look for having bright orange, scary looking feet so will have to try this out! xx

  • Zara

    Oooh good tip Anna!! I always put off fake tanning as can’t be bothered dealing with any slip-ups this looks like a good quick fix trick though!
    Darling Zara – London Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

  • Megan Young

    I love the packaging, it looks great! loved this post 🙂

  • Mixing raw sugar and lemon juice is amazing for sorting out too much tan! I don’t really use it a lot, because it looks odd on my pale skin, and I find it too easy to put too much on, but I’ve never found anything that does the job better! xx

    Squares – Bookworm and Beauty Enthusiast