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If you regularly apply self-tanner, you probably have your own trick for getting the product evenly on your back. Some girls ask a friend for help; others stick their hairbrush in a tanning mitt to reach. However, I recently stumbled upon this self-tan applicator made explicitly for your back and immediately ordered it. It’s genius.
b.tan Back Self Tan Applicator, $5.97 (Orig. $8.99)
The b.tan Back Self Tan Applicator is essentially a long piece of velvety soft fabric (like a hand towel) with handles on either side. Simply put a small amount of self-tanning mouse or lotion in the middle of the applicator and pull it tightly across your back, holding onto the handles. Then, glide it all over your body in back-and-forth motions. This will help you avoid streaking and blotchy spots and reach even the middle of your back without contorting your body into odd positions. When done, rinse out the applicator and let it air dry.
“This has been a life saver,” wrote Amazon one reviewer. “It’s super easy to use and makes it possible to cover every inch of my back with no help. If your undecided like I was BUY IT. My only regret is that I waited so long.”
“This back applicator is a game changer,” wrote another.
If you’re a self-tanning newbie, your first plan of action should be to get a self-tanning mitt. It will save your hands from absorbing all the excess self-tanner and keep you from developing bright orange hands. Additionally, it can help you spread the product more evenly across your skin. However, you can use a back applicator like this one in addition to the mitt for a full-body, even tan.
The b.tan Back Self Tan Applicator regularly costs $8.99, but it’s currently on sale for just $5.97 on Amazon. It’s a small investment in a better, smoother self-tanning process.
If you liked this article, you may want to know that this self-tanner gives you a gorgeous glow in as little as 2 hours — and it’s flying off the shelves thanks to TikTok.
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