Are you new to the world of spray and at-home tanning? Well, have no fear! I’m here to help you with this, as I am an expert in spray tans. As someone who used to be a model and who is as fair as can be, I have had my fair share of at-home and spray tan experiences. So, if you’re unsure how to get your spray tan to last as long as possible, then you’re in luck! I’m here with some expert tips for you!
Be sure to thoroughly exfoliate before getting a spray tan
First thing’s first, you should appropriately prep your body for getting a spray tan. In order for the tan to stick to your skin appropriately, you need to do a little skin prep before your tanning. What do I mean? Before getting your tan, it is extremely important to exfoliate your skin! You most definitely don’t want any uneven spots or lines on your body, so your body should be evenly exfoliated. So, step in the shower and exfoliate yourself from head to toe. By removing all of the dead skin cells and revealing the fresh skin underneath, you are not only prepping your skin for a nice, even tan, but you are also ensuring that your tan will last as long as possible. By sticking to fresh, new skin, your tan can last the life of those skin cells, which will be much, much longer than if it stuck to the layer of dead skin on top. So, removing that with exfoliation is key.
Use a reputable brand or service
No matter how well you prep your skin, it won’t do you any good if you’re not using a reputable brand. How do you know which brands are best for you? Experience. Well, if you don’t have experience in this matter, you should reference an expert site such as Thirsty for Tan! With over four years of personal exploration into the world of tanning, Anastasija from Thirst for Tan is committed to guiding everyone in the right direction when it comes to spray and at-home tanning. So, if you need to know the best brand to use or have any burning questions about spray tanning, that’s the perfect website for you to reference. It has all your expert tips and tricks.
Wait a decent amount of time for it to dry
After getting a spray tan, be sure to follow the directions given to you very carefully. I always like to wait several minutes for the product to thoroughly dry before putting my clothing back on, and it’s important to note you should always wear loose-fitting clothing for the time immediately following your spray tan. I’d rather be safe than sorry, so I give myself extra time and am very careful with my body and what it touches in the hours after a spray tan.
Caring for yourself after a tan
After getting a spray tan, you should care for it, so it lasts as long as possible. One of the best ways to do this is through hydration! After it’s dry, regularly applying body butter to keep your spray tan looking new and glowing is a fantastic idea. I’d apply body butter both in the morning and in the evening (evenly all over, of course) to ensure that the tan stays for as long as it can. Remember, your tan will start to fade or flake off if you allow your skin to get dry, so keeping it moisturized is imperative. It’s also important not to exfoliate your spray tan unless you’re trying to get rid of it.
All in all, there are pre, during, and post steps that can be taken to make your spray tan last as long as possible.