It's a common question about sunless tanning, how long will my spray tan last? There is no predetermined amount of time but generally speaking you can expect 7-9 days but it all depends on how you prepare and care for your spray tan. Our sunless tanning experts at STOP and GLOW have listed our top tips on how to make your spray tan last.
1. Preparation is half the battle
When it comes to spray tanning, proper preparation can be the determining factor of how long your tan will last. You must exfoliate before each spray tan and we always recommend the night before your spray tan. Some people prefer to exfoliate two nights before their tan but if you exfoliate at least the night before your tan you should see great results.
It's very important to not use bar soap or Dove soap as this type of soap will leave a film residue on your skin and act as a barrier which will prevent the solution from adhering to those areas. This will cause a blotchy appearance once your spray tan develops. We recommend exfoliating with a non oil based, non moisturizing, exfoliating wash to get the best results from your tan. Follow the link for more information on how to prepare for your tan.
2. After spray tan care is just as important
We typically recommend our clients wait to rinse off the color guard after 12-24 hours. Most clients will wait 12+ hours before rinsing off but some like to leave it on longer for a darker appearance. When you rinse off do not use hot water. You will want to rinse off using luke warm or cold water, warm water can shorten the life of your spray tan. When rinsing off, use your hand to gently rinse your body. A loofah or wash cloth will exfoliate your skin and ultimately scrub off your spray tan.
When you dry off, pat dry and do not wipe your skin. Delicately pat dry your body to insure you do not wipe or scrub off your tan. As soon as you get out and pat dry, moisturize your body to lock in the spray tan. It's very important to remember to moisturize at least 3 times daily following your spray tan. When you moisturize you are hydrating your skin and sealing in your sunless tan which will help the tan last longer. Follow the link for more information on how to care for your spray tan.
STOP and GLOW is very excited to be included in the Memorial Day weekend festivities at the beautiful AVE in Downingtown, PA!
AVE will be hosting a summer kick off party with food, entertainment, and of course, STOP and GLOW will be offering organic spray tans! We look forward to helping the AVE community achieve a natural, sun kissed tan the healthy way! All guests attending can read more about how to prepare for your spray tan.
For more information you can read AVE Brings the Beach to Residents' Backyard.
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