how do I get spray tan off my nails?

Question: I didn't know (wasn't told by my salon) to paint my nails to protect them from the spray and they're now orange/brown. I've just got a date for a hysterectomy in 2 wks time and I'm afraid the anaesthetist won't be happy if they can[t see the natural colour of my nails (they make you remove all polish before anaesthetic). Help!

Answer: I am afraid that there is not that much you can do. Bleaching your nails will have some limited effect, but really, you will just have to wait until they grow out.

Usually salons make you put some barrier cream on your nails before your spray tan to avoid that effect, but obviously it has not happened in your case.

Spray tan affects dead skin cells on your body, and there is nothing deader than you nails, so it just shows how well the solution did it's job. Unfortunately not really where you wanted it...

I am sorry to be the bearer of the bad news.

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Apr 08, 2012
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reemoving tan stains off the nail plate
by: esmelia beauty

i came across this question and being a nail technician i thought id help..
if u soak your nails in a hand soak solution then using a cuticle knife gently scrape away at the stain and you'll gradualy see it coming away.. once you have removed a majority take a white block buffer and gently stroke it across the nail until it has completely removed the tanning stain..

Apr 30, 2011
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what you can do
by: Anonymous

try lemon juice or vinegar, it helped me

Mar 01, 2011
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Nail file
by: Anonymous

One way is to nail file the top of the nail.

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