People who often utilize self-tanning products also use tanning mitts when applying sunless tanners. However, not everyone knows how to properly clean their tanning mitts. If it is your first time using a tanning mitt then you are in luck because this article details tips that you can apply to effectively and efficiently clean and maintain your tanning mitt.
- Know your Mitt: Before going to the subject of how to properly clean your mitt, it is important that you are fully aware of what a tanning mitt can contribute to your tanning experience. The reason why you should use a tanning mitt in the first place is because it helps you apply your tanning solution on your skin evenly. At the same time, it protects your hands from getting tan stains and you can re-use the gloves. The thing is that the skin of your palm turns orange when it gets in contact with a tanning solution and might ruin the consistency of your tan. Wearing gloves like Thermalabs’ Ultimitt keeps this from happening and gives you a better tanning experience.
- Hand-Wash: Now that you already have an idea what advantages or benefits tanning mitts offer you, it is also important that you know how to properly take care of them and one way to do so is by hand-washing them. Hand wash your tanning mitt using warm water to remove excess tanner while cleaning the surface fibers. Adding soap in the water also helps remove stubborn stains though refrain from using soap with strong or harsh chemical ingredients.
- Re-shape: Gently rinse the mitt making sure that there is not much water left in it and re-shape the mitt while it is still wet and then let it dry. When it gets dry, it is ready to be used again on your next tanning session. Keep in mind that using your tanning mitt more often in a single week shortens its lifespan and you might find yourself needing to replace it every six months. On the other hand, if you are utilizing Thermalabs’ Ultimitt, you need not worry as much because it has a longer lifespan as compared to your average tanning mitt.
- Final Reminders: Refrain from putting your tanning mitt in the washing machine unless you risk it getting deformed and also avoid washing it with other garments as any residual tanning solution can stain your other clothes. Always keep in mind to let your tanning mitt dry in open air as opposed to putting it inside a dryer which can potentially shrink and damage it.
While there is nothing wrong in using self-tanners without using a tanning mitt, utilizing sunless tanning mitt can make your self-tanning experience more enjoyable and stress free. Go for longer ones to avoid stains. We recommend Thermalabs’ Ultimitt which has a ONE YEAR guarantee! It also comes with a poly bag to avoid staining your clothes if you are traveling plus a bonus MINI MITT for hard to reach areas.