Allergic reaction to spray tanning
Question: had a spray tan yesterday. My face and chest are rashy, swollen, red, and warm to the touch. Any ideas how to reduce that rash, etc.
Answer: You are having an allergic reaction to spray tan and although usually they are just uncomfortable, I would go to the doctor or a pharmacy and get some medication. You don't have to take it if you are not feeling too bad, but some allergic reactions can turn pretty bad quickly, so it is better to be prepared.
A very small percentage of people are allergic to fake tanning products and although it is not really your spray tanning technician's fault, I would still inform her about it. It could be that the solution which she uses has higher than normal instances of allergic reactions, but if nobody tells her about it, she will never know, will she?
When it comes to your spray tanning practices, you have to work out if you are just allergic to this particular spray tanning solution, or to the all of them. Next time, before you go for a spray tan do a test patch in a sensitive area such as inside of your elbow or tummy. If you get a rash ro swelling, it is not for you.
If you find a spray tanning solution which you do not get a negative reaction to, stick to it, otherwise you might go through the unfortunate experience again.