There are no products skin friendly products currently available that will completely remove a spray tan 100% without damaging the skin.
The best option is exfoliation, and time. As the tinted dead skin cells on the skin surface loosen, the tan will completely fade within about 2 -3 weeks.
Regular exfoliation done before tanning, will allow tan to fade more evenly, and help lessen poor fading concerns. Moisturizing regularly and proper after tan skincare, can also help a tan fade more evenly.
The following can be done to help speed the process. Please use common sense, do not scrub skin to the point of irritation, or use any caustic substances or household cleaners on the skin. This is not only harmful to the skin, it can be very dangerous to your health. Many strong household cleaners can be absorbed into the living skin tissues, and cause harm.
Do not use a multiple of things at the same time, this will only irritate and hurt the skin.
Hands And Feet, Thick skinned areas:
Facial hair bleach products (Sally Hansen is available in many Drugstores)
Hair Remover Depilatory type products (Neet, Veet, Nair etc)
Facial Hair Dye Remover (available in many Beauty Supply Stores)
Cuticle Remover Salicylic (BHA) acid based, or lye based products, formulated for skin use only on calluses, cuticles, and thick skin (only use on soles or palms, will burn other areas) Available in many drugstores, or Beauty Supply Stores. (Callus Off)
a pumice stone can be used gently on soles or callused areas
a fine emery board/block can be used carefully on knuckles
soaking hands and feet in warm soapy water and exfoliating with nylon gloves will lighten color on entire hand and foot
Nails and Cuticles:
Acetone nail polish remover
Buffing nails lightly with a fine sanding block for nail use
facial hair bleach
Polish nails with a clear polish, or cover with paint on skin safe latex adhesive product before tanning to lessen discoloration
Technicians can ware gloves to protect hands
Exfoliate the face with a commercial facial scrub product, exfoliating cloth or glove
Chemical based facial exfoliates such as Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA), or Salicylic Acid (BHA) based product made for skin safe use only. Can irritate, use carefully, following product directions. Not for sensitive skin
To protect scalp hair, cover with a paper or plastic cap. Cover roots of hair with cap, or a thick hair conditioner product. Spray solution can be lightly blended into hair line after spraying with a soft cosmetic sponge
Body hair may discolor from solution, hair removal prior to tanning is usually the best prevention
Facial hair can be protected with hair conditioner applied thickly with a finger or Q-tip
Hair that has become discolored can be cleansed in some cases with Dawn Dish washing Detergent. condition hair after use
Heavily stained hair may need to be trimmed or lightened with fresh (not old) Hydrogen peroxide (apply with a cotton ball) or Facial, Body, or hair bleach product. (this will lighten hair color)
The Entire Body:
Cover skin in baby oil or mineral oil, and dress in long old clothing to protect furniture. Allow to soak in to skin for 20 or more minutes
Fill tub with hot soapy warm water, and soak for about 20-30 minutes. Exfoliate skin gently and carefully with exfoliating glove (see image below) and Irish Spring Original Bar Soap, or Boots Bar Soaps. (other soaps are usually to moisturizing to work correctly)
When tub session is complete, buff skin all over with a rough towel to loosen additional dead skin
This process may need to be repeated over a few days, to remove color if tan is very dark, or very fresh
Nylon gloves below work great to prep skin, once or twice a week, before tanning, when used with a mild, translucent, non moisturizing gel soap. Also effective to remove a poor fading, or off color tan
Available at many Drugstores, and Mass Merchant stores, near bath sponge products