Secrets to a Perfect Fake Tan

See how to get a "I just got back from a vacay" glow -- but without the sun

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How to prep right before tanning

• You can wear gloves or use a tanning mitt to avoid getting color on your hands. Don’t have gloves? Apply Vaseline to your nails, at least, to protect them from discoloration.

• Take off all your clothes and jewelry, and lay out a few old towels to catch any drips or residue.

• Don’t forget to moisturize with lotion prior to tanning (especially around your elbows, wrists, knees and ankles) to make sure your skin is hydrated and prepped.

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