I've been using self tanners forever, and always had an issue with "hand-tanning", no matter how quickly and thoroughly I wash my hands after. Gloves were always awkward, and made application worse. I bought this as a cheap item to meet an order minimum, SO glad I did. Not only does it eliminate hand-tanning, it makes for flawless application - NO streaks, NO "missed" spots. I use this with Jergens mousse, which can otherwise be challenging to apply evenly. Also great for your back - always tough to cover smoothly and thoroughly on your own. Love, love, love this mitt. Will never self-tan without it. Thank you!!