Caring for spray tan.
Caring for spray tan involves keeping it moisturized, and using specialized products to extend it's life.
Keep your spray tan moist
1. Caring for spray tan involves moisturizing like crazy. Before your spray on tan, you exfoliated (preferably with
), so the layer of dead skin cells is flat and shallow. Then you had your tan, which was developed in the dead skin layer.After your tan you have to guard it from becoming dry and rubbing off. The best way to do it is to moisturize it morning and night. (You start after you had a shower.) It means, dead skin cells will be moist, and stay “plastered” to your body.
2. Avoid things that will exfoliate your skin excessively. How about hot, luxurious bath after your spray on tan? I don’t think so! That will make your skin exfoliate faster, as will rolling in the sand on the beach. A short swim in the sea will not take much off however, but a swim in the chlorinated pool will. (Chlorine will not exfoliate the tan, it will bleach it).
3. Use gentle shower products. Some soaps are too harsh, using them can take tan off in patches. If you have to use the soap, use good quality ones that moisturize. Better still; a gentle shower gel will be much better for your spray tanned skin.
Prolong the life of your tan.
4. Touch up the spray tan. The spray tan has a tendency to come off first from places that are used the most like hands, feet and face (lots of face cosmetics have exfoliating qualities). If you wear tight clothing like jeans, you might find that your legs get lighter in some places (tops of your thighs) first.
Every spray tanning salon has specialized self tanning products, and usually touch up solution and a moisturizer that includes DHA for extending your tan, are worth investing in. If for some reson you cannot get tan extender from your salon, purchase from your supermarket or pharmacy one of those moisturizers builds up a tan slowly. You can touch up and moisturize at the same time. Just make sure that you scrub your palms after each use.
Touching up your tan in the morning and moisturizing should take no more than couple of minutes at the most, and you will look great from the first, to the last day.
Wow, I did not know that I can write so much about a process that takes 1-2 minutes a day. So, don't feel overwhelmed. Caring for spray tan and extending it is really easy, and in no time you will be doing it without even thinking.
Products you can use for caring for spray tan.
How to remove spray tan.