1. For an even tan, exfoliate your body from head to toe before applying any self-tanner. 2. After showering and exfoliating, apply an oil- and fragrance-free lotion to your hands from your wrist to your fingertips, to the backs of your heels, and to your elbows and knees. 3. Adhere tape to the bottoms of your feet when using spray product to cover your skin in case you step in fallen residue.