LoofahBefore self-tanning, it's important to slough off any dead skin cells. It's fine to exfoliate daily, "just be sure to moisturize," says Sandra Mendez. Mendez also recommends exfoliating at the end of your shower. "The dead skin comes off easierit's equal to the estehetician giving you a steam and cleanse prior to getting a facial," she says. Her favorite tool for the job? "A good old-fashioned loofah sponge and regular cleanser."