Before + After care
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Before Spray Tan Preparation: Achieving the Perfect Canvas
Before getting a spray tan, it’s essential to prepare your skin to achieve the best and most even results. Follow these pre-spray tan care tips to ensure a flawless and long-lasting tan:
- Exfoliate: Achieving a well-prepared tan starts with thorough exfoliation. By removing dead skin cells, you unveil fresh, receptive skin that absorbs the spray tan solution evenly and deeply. This ensures a longer-lasting, uniformly toned tan.
- Shave or Wax: If you plan to shave or wax, do so at least 24-48 hours before your spray tan. This allows time for your skin’s pores to close, reducing the likelihood of irritation or uneven color absorption on the shaved area.
- Skip Makeup and Deodorant: On the day of your spray tan, avoid wearing makeup, deodorant, or any other skincare products. These can create barriers on your skin, hindering the tan’s absorption.
- Wear Loose, Dark Clothing: Opt for loose, dark clothing to wear during and after your spray tan session. Tight clothing can rub against your skin, potentially causing streaks, and dark colors prevent visible staining.
After Spray Tan Care: Maintaining Your Radiant Glow
After your spray tan session, it’s crucial to follow a post-tan care routine to maintain the tan’s longevity and appearance:
- Wait Before Showering: Follow the instructions on the product label for the recommended waiting period before showering. Most spray tans require a few hours to fully develop. When you do, use a mild, moisturizing body wash and avoid hot water to ensure the best results.
- Moisturize Regularly: Keep your skin hydrated by moisturizing daily. This prevents the tan from fading unevenly and helps it last longer. Choose a moisturizer that is free of harsh chemicals and fragrance for best results.
- Avoid Chlorine and Saltwater: Hot tubs, swimming pools, and prolonged exposure to the ocean can fade your tan. If you intend to swim, use a waterproof sunscreen and limit your time in the water. If you’re planning to use a hot tub, getting a spray tan might not be advisable for you at this moment.
- Pat, Don’t Rub: After showering, pat your skin dry with a towel instead of rubbing. Rubbing can exfoliate the skin and lead to premature fading.
- Avoid Excessive Sweating: Excessive sweating can cause your tan to fade more quickly. Avoid activities that may cause you to sweat heavily immediately after your spray tan.
By following these before and after care tips, you can maximize the results of your spray tan and enjoy a radiant, even, and long-lasting glow.