Exposure to ultraviolet light in controlled quantities is safe for your body, and even helps to produce vitamin D, which is an essential element our bodies need for bone strength and more. But for those looking for a UV-Free experience, spray tanning is a terrific alternative to traditional tanning beds.
The innovative advancements made to air brush spray tanning has certainly made it one of the most popular and preferred method of sunless tanning among a wide demographic of both men and women of all ages. And the sudden dramatic rise in spray tanning popularity is for good reason. There are several benefits of sunless spray tanning, including the fact that it is an affordable and relaxing spa treatment service that is readily available in most cities and neighborhoods. However, it is important to know what you are doing if you want to achieve the best results. If you are a first time spray tanner, continue reading to learn some critical BEFORE AND AFTER tips that will better prepare you for a beautiful, long-lasting tan.
BEFORE Your Spray Tan Appointment:
❂ Always make your spray tanning appointment at least 24 hours in advance. Similarly, sure to always cancel appointments at least 24 hours prior to your scheduled time.
❂ Coordinate the date and time of your spray tan appointment at least 6 to 8 hours before an event or occasion. It will need time to fully set!
❂ Before coming in for your appointment, take a shower using an oil-free exfoliating scrub. Product adheres best to freshly cleaned skin.
❂ If you need to shave, do so one day before, or the same day before your appointment. The same applies for manicures and pedicures.
❂ Waxing, dermabrasions, and facials should be done at least 24 hours prior to spray tanning. These types of treatments can affect the results of a spray tan.
❂ Do not apply any deodorant, makeup, moisturizers, or perfume to your skin after your pre-spray tan shower. It is important to arrive at your appointment with product-free skin.
❂ Wear loose-fitted clothing that is easy to take off and on. A small amount of product will likely transfer to your clothes, but will wash out if treated soon after with standard laundry detergent.
AFTER Your Spray Tan Appointment:
❂ Do not work out after a spray tan, or engage in any activity that will cause you to get wet or sweat. This can risk streaking your tan.
❂ If you notice dark areas around the creases of your neck, underarms, elbows, and knees, there is nothing to worry about. These are initial bronzers that will wash off in the shower.
❂ It is important to wait at least 6 hours after your spray tan before bathing. It is best to wait up to 8 hours or more.
❂ When first bathing after your appointment, do not take a bath. Take a short, moderately warm (not too hot) shower instead.
❂ Do not be alarmed during your first shower following your spray tan appointment. It will seem like a lot of product is coming off, but this is perfectly normal.
❂ In the shower, do not scrub hard or use harsh exfoliating products. Be gently with your skin and pat dry with your towel rather than rub.
❂ Moisturize very well after your shower. And continue to keep your skin moisturized with quality skin care products in between sessions.
❂ Consider purchasing specialty spray tanning skin care products for best spray tan results.
❂ Avoid chlorine, pools, and hot tubs between tans.
❂ Expect your tan to last between 5 to 7 days with good care.