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What to Do Before You Get a Spray Tan

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Spray tanningSunless tanning has taken a front seat to tanning beds recently. There has been so much in the media about how tanning beds aren’t safe, but people still want their tan. There are a few different, safer options to get the tan you have always dreamed of. There is a wide variety of lotions and even a tanning spray. In our opinion, the spray gives a more even result. The mist has an ingredient called DHA which interacts with your skin’s chemistry, turning your skin tan. At The Spa At Spring Ridge, we offer airbrush tanning by licensed professionals. Below is some information you will need to know before you get your first spray tan.

Step 1: Exfoliate your body. This is a crucial first step. You want to make sure to get all the dry, flaky skin off. The dry, flaky skin attracts more color so you need to make those areas smooth to allow even coverage. Use a loofah with your exfoliant to get the desired result. Pay close attention to the knees and elbows.

Step 2: Shave unwanted hair before your spray tan. Shaving too soon after the tan could result in the color flaking!

Step 3: Avoid creams, lotions, and deodorants the day of the tan. Lotions can interfere with the spray tan sticking to the skin. You also will want to avoid makeup the day of the tan. You can resume using the lotions, deodorants, and makeup after the tan adheres. It is recommended that you wait until after the first shower to use lotions.

Step 4: Wear the proper clothing. While being sprayed it is at your digression whether you would like to be nude, wear a bathing suit, etc. After the spray tan has dried, you will have to put your clothing attire back on. It is recommended to wear dark loose fitting clothing so the tan will be less likely to stick to your clothing. If the tan does stick to your clothing, it typically doesn’t stain the clothes.

Spray tans will typically last from three to seven days. It is recommended to receive your tan one to two days before your special event. Remember that the spray tan does not protect you from sun rays. Please wear SPF! You must wait twelve hours after the tan to shower, allowing the tan to dry completely. Now you are all ready to become tan the safe way! Call (610) 880-8265 to schedule.