MAKE YOUR SPRAY TAN LAST EVEN LONGER

It’s no secret that everyone loves a beautiful, sun-kissed spray tan. Before you make your next spray tan appointment, make sure you follow this guide to ensure you have a long-lasting, beautiful spray tan!

PREP

A successful spray tan always begins with proper preparation. Exfoliation prior to your spray tan is crucial. Not only does it remove dead skin cells, it helps the spray tan penetrate your newest and freshest skin, offering long-lasting and even coverage.

Along with exfoliation, shaving and waxing should be done 24 hours beforehand. Hair removal can leave your pores open so you need to give them a little time to close. And if you wait until after your spray tan to shave or wax, your beautiful spray tan will leave with your hair as well.

Coming to your appointment with no lotions, perfumes, makeups, oils, and deodorants, is essential to a smooth and even tan. If you have products on your skin, the spray tan won’t go through all the way, leaving you with a patchy result. To combat this, make sure your skin is as bare as it can be.

As for clothing, wear loose fitted clothes and flip flops. Skinny jeans and anything tight and constricting to your skin can cause your spray tan to potentially rub off or get creases.

AFTERCARE

A proper aftercare routine is important to follow to ensure your longest lasting tan. Wait at least four to eight hours before showering. Keep in mind that the longer you wait, the darker your color will develop. Avoid any water contact or sweating in that time period.

When bathing, keep your shower time as minimal as you can and the water temperature lukewarm. Use a sulfate, paraben, and mineral oil free body wash with your hand (vs. a wash cloth or loofah) to avoid exfoliating your skin. Be sure to pat your skin dry with a towel and don’t rub.

And the final tip for your longest lasting spray tan? MOISTURIZE. Moisturizing with a sunless lotion specifically made for spray tans or another all-natural lotion, is the best way to keep your spray tan intact. Similar to shower products, you’ll want to find a lotion that is sulfate, paraben, and mineral oil free.

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