“First, there are immediate removal products which are usually just a form of cleaner that washes away fake tan before it has chance to sink into the skin,” explains Abi Oleck, skin expert at Utan. So they’re best used if you’ve made any obvious application mistakes as they give you a chance to rectify them. “Then there’s physical exfoliants which buff away dead skin cells faster than normal but that can be fairly harsh on skin,” and that’s why the majority of removal products are now specially formulated with a blend of hydrating ingredients and chemical exfoliants – most often glycolic acid. “They work to loosen dead skin cells, increasing the turnover and encouraging them to come off faster than usual,” says Abi.