Bronze Essentials top tips for that healthy brown glow without the nasty sun damage. The Do's -Always exfoliate before applying, paying extra attention to problem areas like feet, hands, elbows and knees. -Make sure to remove hair 24 hours before applying. -After applying your tan, mois- turise and keep your skin as hydrated as possible. The Don'ts -Avoid leaving your tan on for too long, wash it off at the recommended time. -Stay away from harsh soaps and scrubs. -Don't ever forget the sunscreen; fake tan doesn't offer protection.