It is important that you follow the following tips when it comes to maintaining your fabulous bronzed skin.
Tip 1: Did you know that following care tips before a tanning session come a long way in terms of keeping your tanned skin glowing great? Exfoliating 8 hours before spray tanning is a must, the same with shaving. Refrain from using exfoliating tools that are oil-based because oil interferes with the tanning solution. Exfoliating thrice a week at the least before undergoing any tanning session, greatly helps in keeping your tan.
Tip 2: Refrain from applying perfumes, deodorants, lotions, or moisturizers to your skin after showering and before the tanning session. These products will interfere with the tanning solution and can get your skin having unpleasant streaks.
Tip 3: Give the tanning solution time to settle before you start wearing clothes. 15 minutes is a good duration. If you are planning to take a shower, do so after 8-12 hours after your tanning session. The main idea here is that waiting for a longer period of time gives the solution more time to properly settle on your skin.
Tip 4: Refrain from using soap or scrubs while taking your first shower after your tanning session because this causes the skin to get exfoliated and can get the tan to fade prematurely. Also do not take long in the shower because too much exposure to water can get your tan to fade too, especially if you are using hot water. Remember to avoid exfoliating your skin after you get tanned. This also includes shaving and waxing. If you need to shave, only do it once in a while and be gentle on your skin.
Tip 5: Apply hydrating cream or moisturizers to keep your skin healthy and your tan looking good. Use a tanning lotion that has a moisturizing ingredient on a daily basis. Doing so will prolong the lifespan of your tan and will keep it looking fabulous for at least 15 days and when it fades, it will fade beautifully; not leaving any unpleasant marks.
Maintaining a beautiful tan does not end with simply applying moisturizers on your skin or doing before tan care practices. It is important that you are actively following the aforementioned tips.