Spray tanning is a popular way to achieve a sun-kissed look without the harmful effects of UV rays. However, maintaining and extending the life of your spray tan can be a challenge, especially if you're new to the process. In this blog, we'll go over some tips and tricks for maintaining and extending your spray tan so you can enjoy your golden glow for as long as possible.
1. Avoid Exfoliating
Exfoliating your skin can remove the top layer of your spray tan, reducing its longevity. Avoid using scrubs or exfoliating brushes while you're trying to maintain your tan, and consider using a gentle, sulfate-free body wash instead.
2. Moisturize Daily
Keeping your skin hydrated is crucial to maintaining and extending your spray tan. Use a hydrating lotion or oil daily, especially on areas that tend to dry out faster like your elbows, knees, and ankles. By keeping your skin moisturized, you can help prevent fading and flaking, and keep your tan looking smooth and even. Look for a rich moisturizer that's free of sulfates & mineral oil.
3. Avoid Chlorine and Salt Water
Chlorine and salt water can both strip your skin of its natural oils and quickly fade your spray tan. If you're going to be spending time in the pool or ocean, be sure to protect your skin with waterproof sunscreen and a protective alcohol-free spray or cream.
4. Wear Loose Clothing
Tight clothing can rub and fade your spray tan, so it's best to wear loose, breathable clothing made of natural fibers like cotton. This will also help your skin to breathe and avoid sweating, which can also contribute to fading.
5. Touch-Up Your Tan
If your spray tan starts to fade, touch it up with a gradual tanning lotion or a spray tan refresher. This will help keep your skin looking even and avoid any unsightly patchiness.
Maintaining and extending your spray tan requires a little bit of care and attention. By following these tips, you can enjoy a beautiful, sun-kissed glow for as long as possible. Remember to always wear sunscreen and protect your skin from UV rays, even when you have a spray tan. Happy tanning!
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