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how long does it last before having to reapply?
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TanTowel Self-Tan Towelette For Face & Body CLASSIC

What it is:A self-tanning towelette for fair to medium skintones. What it is formulated to do:Exfoliate, tan, and moisturize all in one with the revolutionary and patented self-tanning towelettes for face and body. Each original TanTowel Towelette is infused with a unique, clear self-tan formula to give you a quick and even application with no streaking, mess, or fuss. Easy to use with ultraquick results, it produces a uniform, natural-looking glow within two to four hours and leaves skin looking beautifully bronzed. What it is formulated WITHOUT:- Phthalates
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Questions & Answers for TanTowel Self-Tan Towelette For Face & Body CLASSIC

Question
can you use one towelette more than once?
asked 6 years, 1 month ago
seamtress
(Rochester, NY)
on Self-Tan Towelette For Face & Body CLASSIC
10 answers
Answers
answer 1
Hello,

I agree. I have used these before and I would not recommend using one more than once.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
melissabt
answer 2
Can't use a towelette more than once. By the time I'm finished applying the product (just a few minutes time), the towelette is almost dry.
answered 5 years, 11 months ago
pjserr
(Albuquerque, NM)
answer 3
No, I find that there is just enough product on a full body towel to get my whole body. It is pretty much dry by the time I am done.
answered 6 years ago
nunpunch
(Pittsburgh, PA)
answer 4
i use tan towel, aand if you dont use it all, im sure you could put it in a plastic baggie and save it for later. but if your worried b/c of price, sephora isnt the chepest way to buy tan towel
answered 6 years ago
lovetobetan
(birmingham, AL)
answer 5
no, just one application each
answered 6 years ago
jessicanp
(new york)
answer 6
no, one use only, one its out of the package it would dry up and not have the product on it anymore.
answered 6 years ago
kittypat
(Chicago, IL)
answer 7
The towelettes are large since they are supposed to cover the entrire body but I don't think you would be able to use them more than once.
Most of the product is used up when you use the towelette plus what is left would dry out before you could use it again.
answered 6 years, 1 month ago
websurfin
(Ruston, LA)
answer 8
No, by the time you use the towelette once, it will not have enough product on it to use it a 2nd time.
answered 6 years, 1 month ago
mmpotter
(Jacksonville, NC)
answer 9
No, they are disposable just like a cleansing towelette.
answered 6 years, 1 month ago
PalePink
(Portland, OR)
answer 10
No, in fact one towelette is barely enough for my arms and upper body.
answered 6 years, 1 month ago
alask
(Jupiter, FL)
Question
How does tan towel not stain your hands? I don't understand how you could apply the towel with your hands and not end up with orange palms. Thoughts??
asked 5 years, 4 months ago
julio26
on Self-Tan Towelette For Face & Body CLASSIC
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
As soon as you finish applying the product you wash your hands and they do not turn orange. I have used Tan Towel for months and have never had orange hands.
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
earthbeauty
(Redondo beach, CA.)
answer 2
ohh it doesnt, well, just as long as you remember to wash your hands with soap and scrub. i forgot once... it was bad
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
lovetobetan
(birmingham, AL)
answer 3
You wash your hands right when you get done using the tan towel and they don't tan or get orange at all, it's one of the fantastic reasons I use Tan Towels
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
emma9906
(New york)
answer 4
You just wash your hands after you finish and then I just pick up the towel gingerly and rub the backs of my hands. It's also not a very strong self-tanner so that may also have something to do with it.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
stephp
(Seattle, WA)
answer 5
either put oil or lotion on your hands before you use towel and this will keep it from staining your hands.
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
tennisnana
(Birmingham, AL)
answer 6
Just make sure you wash your hands throughly after you apply, and it won't leave your palms colored.
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
poverbaugh
(New York, NY)
answer 7
All I did was wash my hands right after the application. I had no problem at all with orange anythings!
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
linniefr
(Johnstown PA)
answer 8
You HAVE to wash your palms with soap immediately after you have finished applying
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
esdenton
(New York, NY)
Question
How do you apply these to not get streaks or splotches?
When I use the tan towel, it bunches up in my hand and I feel like I can't make a circular motion or cover everything I need to before the wetness runs out. Any tips you have to make this go on evenly or best would be greatly appreciated!
asked 5 years, 1 month ago
brana22
(New York, NY)
on Self-Tan Towelette For Face & Body CLASSIC
8 answers
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answer 1
What I've been doing is running the towel along first, then doing the circular motion with my other hand. That way it's faster and you get a more even result. Make sure your skin is completely dry and that you wash your hands right after =)
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
smartdesign
(Alexandria, VA)
answer 2
Work quickly and move the towel around frequently! I find that works best for me!
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
tfjoser
(Kansas City, MO)
answer 3
Mine bunches up as well, but I just get un-bunched and keep going. I haven't had problems with any streaking yet because of it.
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
kjnd81
(ND)
answer 4
you are correct in that it did it for me towards the end of the use BUT overall it was a good product - I found if I went slower and kept a grip on it I got maximum use out of the towel
answered 5 years ago
babypooh
(sarasota)
answer 5
The trick is definitely to not go in a straight up and down motion - even if you don't use perfect circles, as long as your pattern is random, that should keep the streaks away. You could fold the towel and just unfold it as you use it up, too. You can also kind of grab onto it with your fingers instead of trying to have your palm open. Either way, remember to scrub your hands good or they will tan.
answered 5 years ago
kaylag
(Portsmouth, NH)
answer 6
Start on the exposed body areas you want first. then move to the others. After I wash my hands I use it on the backs of them after everything else.
answered 5 years ago
sspink
answer 7
Hard to explain, but I sort of put my palm on it with my fingers wide, then sort of squeeze my fingers together, pinching pieces of it between my fingers. That holds it still and I can rub it around, then move my hand for the other side to take advantage of the pieces that were pinched between my fingers.
answered 5 years ago
steezyatl
(Atlanta, GA)
answer 8
Unfold, half on your hand at a time. Turn over and use both sides. Start with the parts you want darkest. It takes a little getting used to. If unsure smooth over with bare hand.
answered 5 years ago
jaxcats
(Jacksonville, FL)
Question
Does this contain oil? Will it make my face break out?
asked 5 years, 11 months ago
michelledave
(Middletown, DE)
on Self-Tan Towelette For Face & Body CLASSIC
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
mine does a bit
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
lovetobetan
(birmingham, AL)
answer 2
I have very sensitive skin and applied this product to my face, arms, and legs. I did not experience a breakout. It does, in my humble opinion, have a bit of a tanning product odor and I did not notice any discernible change in my skin tone (which is medium to olive). I should have purchased the darker shade, which would be my recommendation for anyone purchasing this product. Great concept. Great for vacation!
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
thinkconniel
(Tierra Verde, FL)
answer 3
No my skin is very sensitive and nothing happened
answered 5 years, 11 months ago
DestinyR
(Bronx, Ny)
answer 4
no oil or breakouts
answered 5 years, 11 months ago
ksalowe
(OLD BRIDGE NJ)
answer 5
I don't detect any oil in the product. It has a light, citrusy scent that evaporates quickly. I've not had any breakouts with the product, whether used on face or body.
answered 5 years, 11 months ago
pjserr
(Albuquerque, NM)
answer 6
Shouldn't make face break out unless very sensitive to chemicals, in fact, I noticed more dryness than anything else
answered 5 years, 11 months ago
needtotan
(Plainfield, IN)
answer 7
It didn't mine, but I prefer Olay's Touch of Sun for the color.
answered 5 years, 11 months ago
kelbrat
(San Dimas, CA)
Question
Will this stain?
I have not tried this product yet, I just ordered it online, I am getting married at the end of the month and am wondering if this will stain my wedding dress?
asked 4 years, 10 months ago
amy52887
on Self-Tan Towelette For Face & Body CLASSIC
7 answers
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answer 1
Hello,

I would apply one towel and let your skin dry at least an hour. The formula goes on clear. I hope that this helps.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
melissabt
answer 2
The product goes on clear and dries within minutes. I have hopped right in bed after application and have never noticed any staining. I guess the safest thing is to apply it 2 days before. Or start a week in advance and apply one each night until you get just the right color. Congrats on the wedding!
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
paulam1
(Hockessin, De)
answer 3
It hasn't stained anything of mine at all! The products just say to wash your hands right after you're done applying!
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
lolababe44
(Cleveland, Oh)
answer 4
I wouldn't think this would stain your dress since it is not an instant bronzer, but a self-tanner....but just to be safe I would tan towel the night before and then you will be able to see your results before you gown up :)
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
ah4polo
(West Hollywood, CA)
answer 5
I haven't ever had a staining problem with it, but I certainly would try it out well in advance of the wedding. best wishes!
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
mlmarks
(little rock, AR)
answer 6
I have worn white shorts the day I applied this product and saw just touch of tan on the inside of the hem. I have never noticed it on my panties or bra.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
kaggy
(Des Moines, IA)
answer 7
Unfortunately I do find it rubs off on light colors.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
valerie123
(Healdsburg,Ca.)
Question
how many toweletts are in the package of full face & body size for fair to medium skin.
asked 6 years, 1 month ago
Anonymous
(bellevue,ky.)
on Self-Tan Towelette For Face & Body CLASSIC
7 answers
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answer 1
the full body application has5, but the half body one has 10, i suggest the half body app. i use the half body app for my whole body
answered 6 years ago
lovetobetan
(birmingham, AL)
answer 2
5
answered 6 years ago
Krista22
(St. Paul, MN)
answer 3
I am pretty sure its five
answered 6 years ago
cate2595
(Lancaster, PA)
answer 4
I am a size 18. To cover my entire body and face, I used 2 towels. You can feel the towel start to "dry out" as you use it, so you'll know when you need to open a new one. (5 towels come in each package, fairly large, like a hand towel).
answered 6 years ago
cmlove
(West Allis, WI)
answer 5
There are five towels in the $21 package. I am a fairly tall person and found that one one towel was not enought for my body (one towel is the recommended usage). I would not recommend this product at all.
answered 6 years ago
tina486
(Cleveland, OH)
answer 6
There are 5 Tan Towels in the box. And you can use them all over your body, including your face.
answered 6 years ago
MKDC
(Washington, DC)
answer 7
5 in the Full Body box, 10 in the half body application box.
answered 6 years, 1 month ago
ranaberry
(Portland, OR)
Question
Will this product disappear with exfoliating?
I HAVE to use a buf puf sponge daily to exfoliate my legs in order to prevent ingrown hairs. Will exfoliating (or shaving legs) remove thid product and create streaks like so many other self-tanners?
asked 5 years, 11 months ago
kohina
(San Pedro, CA)
on Self-Tan Towelette For Face & Body CLASSIC
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
well i dont do that, but shaving doesnt do a thing to streak it for me. this product is great
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
lovetobetan
(birmingham, AL)
answer 2
I did not notice any change in skin tone after applying this product, so there was no discernible change when shaving or bathing. I recommend the darker shade (I went with the lighter one). Great concept and an excellent item for taking along on vacation, which is what I did.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
thinkconniel
(Tierra Verde, FL)
answer 3
Yes it will be gone in 2 to 3 days with exfoliating. But it is a temporary tan so without exfoliating it stays on for about a week. I haven't noticed any streaking at all.
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
Realestatediva
(Sioux Falls, South Dakota)
answer 4
I shave daily and use this product about every 4 days and have maintained a nice color...
answered 5 years, 9 months ago
ccrs
(Detroit, MI)
answer 5
Not for awhile.
answered 5 years, 9 months ago
Anonymous
(Davisboro, Ga.)
answer 6
A few days after I applied the product, I got a bit too exuberant with my pouf, and I wound up scrubbing blotches of tan off my legs. So be careful if you do exfoliate and do it evenly. I would avoid it if you could.
answered 5 years, 11 months ago
ginevrarox
(Birmingham, AL)
answer 7
exfoliating will lighten the tan, but not remove or streak it
answered 5 years, 11 months ago
ksalowe
(OLD BRIDGE NJ)
Question
Hate to sound dumb. Which of the tones will give you a richer tan if you have a medium skin color?
asked 6 years, 2 months ago
Anonymous
(Hanford, CA)
on Self-Tan Towelette For Face & Body CLASSIC
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
I wouldn't go for the fair to medium towels. They gave me a "been out in the sun for a few hours" look, not a tan.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
tfjoser
(Kansas City, MO)
answer 2
probably the one for medium to dark skin tones.
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
earthbeauty
(Redondo beach, CA.)
answer 3
I'd go with the medium to dark. I have fair skin, but have used the darker tone product to build a darker tan quickly.
answered 5 years, 11 months ago
pjserr
(Albuquerque, NM)
answer 4
uhhhh, the one for darker people, b/c it makes them even tanner
answered 6 years ago
lovetobetan
(birmingham, AL)
answer 5
You probably want the medium to dark. I don't think the light to medium would produce a noticable difference.
answered 6 years, 1 month ago
redpat
(Benton, AR)
answer 6
The fair to medium skin tone towelettes only allow a light tan to appear. I would suggest the medium to dark towelettes.
answered 6 years, 1 month ago
DanaA85
(New York, NY)
Question
has anyone used both the kate somerville and the tan towel which do you think is best for fair to medium skin
asked 6 years, 1 month ago
memeof3
(bellevue,ky.)
on Self-Tan Towelette For Face & Body CLASSIC
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
I like the tan towel for fair to medium skin on my light complexion. You can always apply a second one for a darker look....one towel gives me a "Healthy" sun kissed glow.
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
earthbeauty
(Redondo beach, CA.)
answer 2
I have not used the Kate product, but have purchased the Tan Towelette from Sephora. I do not recommend the fair-to-medium shade as I did not notice any change in my skin tone. I do have medium to olive colored skin, so I probably should have went with the darker shade. To insure "seeing" a result, I recommend going with the darker shade with this product.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
thinkconniel
(Tierra Verde, FL)
answer 3
The Kate Somerville tan towel was far superior to the Tan Towel. I'm not sure which KS color I used, but the color showed up much better and stayed on much longer.
answered 6 years ago
beautypro2010
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 4
well i have only tryed tan towel, but i have the same skin tone as you, and i love it. dont use too much because i did just b4 church and it didnt look so great
answered 6 years ago
lovetobetan
(birmingham, AL)
answer 5
Tan towellets are better-no streaks if you remember to use circular motion.
answered 6 years ago
ladivaint
(New York)
answer 6
Honestly the Kate Summerville is slightly better but for 5 times the price I'll stick with the Tan towel
answered 6 years ago
jessicanp
(new york)
Question
Does the product disappear in pool water (either chlorine or salt water)?
asked 5 years, 11 months ago
Anonymous
(Valencia, CA)
on Self-Tan Towelette For Face & Body CLASSIC
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
No - this is not a bronzer that washes off in water. It actually tans your skin over time....so it will not appear immediately darker. You will apply it, wait a few hours and then it will begin to appear. I like to wake up on vacation, apply to my body, get dressed, go to breakfast and then head to the pool! By the time I get to the pool the color is starting to appear.
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
earthbeauty
(Redondo beach, CA.)
answer 2
possibly a bit
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
lovetobetan
(birmingham, AL)
answer 3
It didn't disappear during and after my shower
answered 5 years, 9 months ago
silby
(Dallas, Georgia)
answer 4
Pool or salt water will not remove the tan, but if you're swimming every day the product will fade quicker.
answered 5 years, 11 months ago
pjserr
(Albuquerque, NM)
answer 5
I went in a jacuzzi the night after using these and my tan was fine, no fading whatsoever.
answered 5 years, 11 months ago
Allie527
(Orange County, CA)
answer 6
I would definitely let it solution dry for at least an hour before getting face or body wet
answered 5 years, 11 months ago
needtotan
(Plainfield, IN)
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