Preparing properly for your spray tan means you will get longer lasting results from your tanning application...
while keeping that beautiful, flawless result for up to 10 days. These spray tanning tips will help you achieve just that!
Clean, shave and exfoliate:
Take a shower or a bath, shave and exfoliate 24 hours before your tanning session to get rid of dead skin using a non-oil based exfoliants/scrubs, loufahs or washcloths. Exfoliation is the most important spray tanning tip as it aids a more even tanning effect and extends the lifetime of the spray tan.
Perfumes, deodorants, tight clothing, jewelry, and perspiration are a big NO:
Tight clothing and jewelry might take of the tan. Wipe off any perspiration, perfumes and deodorants before the tanning session to avoid blotchy areas.
It is better if you have nail polish on before your tan, even if it is just a clear coat to prevent your nails from staining. At the end of your spray tan wipe down your nails and toenails.
Be wise with your choice:
The most vital spray tan tip: Choose a color that won’t make you look daunting. Light to medium tones work better than stronger ones. A little investment into a good quality spray tan goes a long way.
Patience is a virtue:
Wait at least 8-12 hours after application before washing the excess tan off to reveal your gorgeous tan. After the shower, do not rub the towel, pat your skin dry.
Do not shave or exfoliate for at least 48 hours:
DO NOT exfoliate with loufas, body scrubs, body washes or soaps with exfoliating beads until your tan starts to fade away. Moisturize regularly as this will keep your skin hydrated, hence longer lifetime out of your tan and your tan will end up fading much better also.
Water can kill your tan:
Avoid swimming as the chlorine strips off the tan. Take showers instead of long baths.
Protect yourself from the sun:
When sun-bathing, remember to wear a sunscreen. Sunless products do not contain sunscreen. Although you look like you have a tan, you will still need a sunscreen to prevent your skin from burning.
Spray tans can last 4-10 days if cared for correctly by following these simple spray tanning tips. To maintain your tan and make it a good value for your money, make sure that you moisturize and use the best products as using the wrong products can cause your tan to fade quicker than normal. Happy Tanning!