After spray tan why do I get faded spots in the cracks of my arms and legs

by Erin
(Maryland)

Question: Last time I spray tanned I got faded spots in the cracks of my arms and legs and under my arms after about 3 days. Can I do something to avoid this so the tan stays even?


Answer: You get faded patches in the areas where you sweat. Sweat is very good in taking off spray tan, probably because it is acidic.

To fix this,every evening apply to those areas a moisturizing cream or lotion - the kind that slowly builds up tan (or a tan extender lotion or cream that you can buy practically at any salon that does spray tanning). That will blend in the white areas better and keep your tan longer.

If you want to keep your whole tan longer, moisturize your whole body with one of those products and just give your underarms a second coat.

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