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Proper skin preparation before your spray tan will also go a long way in making it last. The most important part of your skin care routine pre-tan should be exfoliating. You want to make sure you remove all of the dead skin cells to create a smooth surface for the spray tan solution.
If you don't exfoliate, you can end up with an uneven tan that may fade faster. The day before your spray tan, take a warm shower and shave the normal areas first. Next, use a buffer, like
the Spongellé Burnt Sugar Confection buffer, to remove dead skin cells and dirt on your body. Use circular motions with the buffer where you will be spray-tanned.
Rinse off your body and pat dry. Finish with an oil-free moisturizer to hydrate your skin. You want to stay away from any oil-based products before a spray tan because they can create a barrier between your skin and the solution. The spray tan won't be able to soak into your skin properly.
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Whether you’re booking a professional spray tan or using self-tanner at home, preparation is key to achieve glowing results.
What Should You
Avoid After a Spray Tan?
After you get a spray tan, there are several things you should try to avoid while your tan is developing
- Water & Sweat
- Chlorine & Salt Water
- Tight Clothing
- Lotions & Oils
- Waxing & Shaving
Lotions & Oils
Chlorine & Salt Water
Water & Sweat
Waxing & Shaving
How Can You Maintain a Spray Tan?
There are ways you can get the most out of your spray tan. Here are some skin care tips to extend the life of your tan.
- Self Tanner
When you shower, you want to use a moisturizing body wash and avoid exfoliating products. You want to keep it short and sweet and use warm water instead of hot. Taking a long, hot shower can remove the tanning solution.
When you get out of the shower, pat dry and avoid rubbing your skin. You can end up with a splotchy-looking tan. You can start to exfoliate three days into your tan to keep your complexion even as the tan begins to fade.
Hydrating your skin is also essential for maintaining your spray tan. After you shower, apply a lotion all over your body. Try one of Spongellé's pampering lotions. They are made with shea butter and vitamin E to hydrate and replenish your skin.
You can extend the life of your tan by occasionally applying a tan extender or self-tanner. You can use several different products and formulations, including sprays, foams, lotions, and gels. Find an option that uses DHA and hydrating ingredients.
How To Remove Your Spray Tan
The first step is soaking in a nice bath of warm water for at least 15 to 20 minutes. The bath will help to loosen the top layer of the spray tan.
Exfoliation is the main way you are going to remove your tan. Use a gentle scrub or a Spongellé exfoliating buffer to loosen and remove the top layer of the spray tan.
You can use a tan removal product to help break down the spray tan on your skin. These products come in lotions, mousses, and sprays.
If you're having a hard time, consider visiting a professional spray tanning salon to have your tan removed.