We are deep into the winter months, and it is cold grey and dreary. Hands up for those who want summer back.
Well with a spray tan, you can at least pretend summer is in full force. Spray tans are a Marmite subject, with lovers and loathers. If you are terrified but tempted of a professional spray tan, we are here to guide you through how to ensure the tan is a success.
To get the best bronze glow of your life, keep reading to find out 7 things you need to know before getting a professional spray tan.
1. Think this through
Spray tans cannot be washed off, realistically this is going to last at least a week. The tan fades as the new layer of skin develops, so you are going to be with the colour for a while. Our first tip is really consider your tan and make sure you are not going to regret it. Take it slowly and have a very light one to start with. No one wants a Ross tan do they…
Okay so you have decided on the tan, now time to prepare. The tan will sit on your skin, and will cling to any dry areas, causing patchiness. It super important that the texture of your skin is even and. It is recommended that you exfoliate your body before application to provide the best canvas for a smooth and streak free tan.
3. Keep on Prepping
Your nails and cuticles are very dry, so ensure you have used cuticle oil to projected the dryer areas. Also wearing nail polish on your nails will protect them from any staining. This is the same for your feet and toes as well. The salon will also have barrier cream for the direr parts of the body such as knees, ankles and elbows. If you are unsure, see the next tip.
4. Listen to your tanner
The person doing your tan is a professional, and this is not their first time at the tan rodeo. LISTEN TO THIER ADVICE. They will be your tan’s best friend. It will be specific to the products they have used on you and will ensure your tan will last, and will provide any aftercare they think you will need.
5. Don’t skip the face
Your body will bask in the bronze beauty you have applied. However, make sure you include your face in the tan otherwise it will look like you and your body have been in two different places.
6. It will get darker
Do not be alarmed if you feel like you are leaving with your tan is too light. The tan takes time to develop so will go to that holiday in the Seychelles bronze effect you are after. The development time of your tan is dependant on the products use, and the amount of tan applied. At the same time, if you feel like it is too dark, talk to your tanner, ASAP. No one wants to end up in a Bride Wars situation.
7. Look after your tan
Avoid scrubbing your skin in the shower or bath, avoid loafers, scrubbers and anything course. Also try to avoid exfoliators and anything with aha’s that will break the surface of the skin down.Keeping your skin moisturised will ensure that your tan lasts longer. It doesn’t matter if it is a body butter or a whipped lotion, keep your skin topped up and your tan will last longer. It stops the skin drying and exfoliated itself early.