If you wanted a beautiful tan thirty years ago, your only options were lying in the sun or hopping into a tanning bed. Although both of these methods are extremely harmful to your skin and can cause premature aging, sunspots, fine lines, and even skin cancer, they’ve remained popular for decades. The question is: why? Why would you knowingly harm your skin when we have so many great products available these days? If you want a gorgeous tan without ruining your skin’s health and beauty, simply invest in a sunless tanning product. We’ve come a long way since the streaky, greasy fake tans of yore. If you’re ready to get started, scroll down to learn all about preparing for a spray tan.
Preparing for a Spray Tan
WAX OR SHAVE BEFOREHAND. If you wax, do so at least two days prior to your spray tan appointment so that no wax residue remains. Any residue could impede the absorption of the tanner. Or, if you shave, do so the night before.
SHOWER THOROUGHLY. The tanning product will need to have thorough contact with your skin in order to work properly, so take your time in the shower and make sure that you’re really clean. Try using a bath scrub to fully wash away any dirt or grime.
EXFOLIATE WELL. For a rich and non-streaky tan, take your time with exfoliation. In addition to the scrub mentioned in the previous tip, try using a loofah or a body brush. Not only will this make your skin soft and smooth, but it will also buff away dead, dry skin cells. This will ensure that the tanner can fully coat your skin.
KEEP YOUR SKIN BARE. As we mentioned above, your skin needs to be truly bare. This means that even after you shower, you should refrain from coating your skin with products. Do not apply deodorant, makeup, other tanning products, moisturizers, or even perfume. If you must wear one of these on the day of your appointment, wash it off well before the spray tan is applied.
DRESS APPROPRIATELY. Your skin should not be restricted by tight clothing or shoes. Instead, you will need to wear dark-colored, loose-fitting clothing and a pair of flip flops.
Finally, after you receive your spray tan, maintain it by following some basic post-tan tricks. During the 24 hours immediately following your appointment, don’t wash your hands, take a bath, wear tight clothing, or apply lotion. You should also avoid activities that can cause heavy perspiration (including exercise) for 24 hours. After that, to maintain your tan, we recommend that you apply moisturizer daily, avoid exfoliating products, and refrain from wearing tight clothing (which can cause unintended exfoliation).
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Who wouldn’t want a safe, natural, and gorgeous tan just in time for summer? If you live in or near Springfield, MO, head to DermaHealth Skin Care Clinic for the perfect solution: Body Bronze tanning products. The unique formulations of these products will give you a lovely bronze color that is beautiful, believable, and not at all orange. Plus, they dry quickly without streaks or greasiness. To learn more, please give us a call at 417-447-7777 or click here to schedule your free consultation. We would love to help you achieve a safe and healthy tan this summer.