I have spots all over, like freckles, from the spray tan; is that normal?

Question: I will be in a wedding on Saturday. I wasnt going to go get a tan at all for the wedding but last weekend I went fishing and got a farmers tan. The dress is strapless so I was running out of options. I went to a spray tanning booth and went over and over again with the girl about how I cant be orange! Im not orange but spotted! Im kind of freaking out! Is there something I can do? Why did this happen?

Answer: I am not sure if you had your shower already after the spray tan? Because a lot of problems get fixed with the first shower.

If after a shower you still have spots, they can be there for few different resons:

  • You have shaved or waxed before your spray tan and did not give your pores enough time to close up properly before you had your spray tan. The bronzer got lodged in your pores, some of it will come out after the first shower, but not all.
    Of course, if the spots are on your chest and on your back it is unlikely that you had to shave or wax there, because from what I can gather you are a girl.
  • You have dry bits on your skin that are not noticeable UNLESS you spray tan. When I spray tanned the first time I discovered lots of those. The remedy for them is to exfoliate really well BEFORE spray tanning. That should remove a lot of them, but if you want to get rid of them altogether, Baiden Mitten will do it for you. Unfortunately, there is not much you can do AFTER you have been spray tanned.
  • You had your spray tan right after machine had been serviced and it has not been "bled" thoroughly enough resulting in uneven distribution of the solution. I have only ever heard of it happening once, so I would say that it is extremely unlikely.
  • Depending on how big the spots are it could also be a problem with your soap or body wash that you used in your shower before the spray tan. Some of those things are oil based and oil forms a barrier that stops the solution getting through. This would give you a patchy look though, not spotty.

So, the bad news is - unless the shower will rectify this, there is not very much you can do about the problem. Things that give you spotty look can be prevented, but not really fixed afterwards.

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Sep 29, 2014
age/sun spots
by: Anonymous

I had a spray tan last year but never again, I was covered in large brown spots, not on my face but on my legs, arms, mostly the inner which doesn't see much of the sun, the spots are noticeable before the tanning session but are horrible and very noticeable after a spray tan, I used sunbeds for years prior and I have been told that they are age/sun damage spots. does anyone know of any good products that will reduce/get rid of them.

Boshena's comment: Yes, regular use of the Baiden Mitten will get rid of all of them :-)

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