I use Garnier summer which if u apply every few nights builds up a substantial tan. With that i don't wear gloves, i put it all over and then i rub my hands with an old towel, especialy up the sides and between the fingers. i never use water coz it sumtimes splashes and makes the tan run around the wrist and up the side of the arms. then i c arefully put a bit of the cream on the tops of my fingers and carefully rub it on the other hand and vice versa. Then again jus rub the tips of my fingers against the towel. Sounds rly funny but it works! (taken me about 2 years to work it out tho haha!)
OK, i did this the other night. get a makeup brush, like one for foundation and apply it with that. You get more control and can blend it out. And no more orange hands!
I use the gradual fake tans and I usually wash my hands properly and then put a little blob on the back of my hands and rub the backs of my hands together all the bits I've just washed off, except the palms of my hands. Always seems to work well for me, but the gradual fake tans are hard to get streaky unless you use tons of the stuff. My only problem is orange nails!