Love to get a nice, even, and perfect tan but dreading to be under harmful UV rays? Why not get yourself a spray tan instead? They are the safest and most convenient tanning technique in the market nowadays. Spray tanning provides a soft yet bronzed, glowing look to your skin without being exposed to the dangerous UV rays can bring by baking in the sun.
Spray tanning products are only applied topically (on your skin) which means that they do not penetrate as deep as the UV rays to your skin. It produces a temporary effect on your skin which eventually slough off as the cells renew itself during the natural process of body exfoliation.
The only tricky part when doing spray tanning is the even application of color. Our advice is stick with the professionals and get your beauty therapist to do it! Since it is in a form of liquid, it has the potential to cling to the dry patches on the skin’s surface. That is why a good exfoliation can help to achieve a flawless base for spray tanning application.
Why Prep? Well you want your tan to last as long as possible right?
It gets rid of dead skin cells
Dead skin cells disrupt the even and smooth application of any product on your skin. Imagine if you fail to exfoliate your skin and there are dry patches present on the surface? The application would look uneven as there are darker and lighter areas being covered by the liquid from the spray tanning product.
Exfoliating creates a smooth canvas for the tanning product to glide on. The application becomes effortless and a faster. The coverage of the spray tan solution is also maximized when a smooth and even canvas is available for it to be applied on.
It unclogs the pores.
Ingrown hairs make your tanned skin look bumpy and the texture is simply awful. Exfoliating helps a lot in unclogging the pores to create an excellent base for your tanning solution.
Removes residue from previous tans
If you are a fan of tanning, then you might have experienced undergoing the same process countless of times already. Without a doubt, there will always be residues being left on the skin as time progresses. Regular exfoliation before every tanning session helps in getting rid of residues that cling to the skin so your color or tan will look even and flawless all over.
It gives your skin a healthy glow
Exfoliating before heading out to get your spray tan preps your skin and promotes blood circulation. This aids in keeping your skin healthy underneath the tanning product. Through exfoliation, and despite your skin being covered with tanning substances, it will still glow from within. A healthy skin also looks plump and moisturised because of the new cells lying beneath the layer of tanning solution.
Exfoliating your skin before the procedure is an important step that you would not want to miss before getting yourself spray tanned. This step will definitely improve your skin texture and quality of your tan. It also allows your skin to retain your tan for a longer time period.
No body moisturizer or deodorant on your skin.
If you want the colour to grab onto your skin you cant have any moistuiser on your skin, yes even if you put it on that morning. It will make the tan look uneven and patchy. That also goes for deodorant, the tanning solution has an affect with the ingredients in a deodorant that can make your underarms bright green, so just avoid anything on your skin by having your shower, and exfoliating just before you head out to your appointment.
Wear Loose Dark Clothing
This is more for after your tan, as you don’t want to be putting your bra back on or a tight outfit that will instantly rub on the tan and cause it to become uneven. You are generally dry 5 minutes after your tan, however you need to be very careful with creating any marks during the development time, so a nice loose dark outfit, even a kaftan is a great after tanning option.