Thanks to Snooki, "Tanning Mom" and this orange-skinned Scandinavian doctor, you should be fully aware of the not-so-pretty (and harmful) side effects of tanning... or, at least, we hope so. And just because you've stopped laying in a tanning bed or in the sun for hours doesn't mean you can't get a gorgeous glow.
Celebrity tanner Jimmy Coco, the man behind the faux tans of Kim Kardashian, Heidi Klum and many Victoria's Secret models, shares his top self-tanning tips in the video above. It begins with a good scrub. Jimmy recommends brushing the body with a loofah and warm water. A cool water rinse will help to close pores and prevent spots.
Hydrating lotions moisturize and their emollients create a barrier that prevents self-tanners from sinking in to your elbows, knuckles and knees, which keeps weird streaks from happening.
Jimmy also suggests using tinted lotions instead of spray-on tan products, as there's less fumes to breathe in and you can get a more even tan by using mitts.
Watch the video for all of Jimmy's self-tanning tips, including his lemon juice trick for a streak-free glow, a solution to avoid orange feet and the easiest way to revive a fading tan.
Learn from these celebrity tanning mistakes:
Want more HuffPost Style beauty content? Check us out on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest and Instagram at @HuffPostBeauty. (For everything else check out our main HuffPost Style Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest and Instagram @HuffPostStyle.)
Do you have a beauty story idea or tip? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. (PR pitches sent to this address will be ignored.)