Will spray tanning work for women of color
(WEST PALM BEACH, FL)
Question: I'm African American and my complexion is close to Gabrielle Union. I want to see if spray tanning will work for me, because I have some scarring on my legs and some stretch marks on my butt. I want my skin to be even out and flawless. Is spray tanning best for me? Do they even make a solution dark enough for my skin?
Answer: > I had few women of color spray tanning regularly at my studio. Being as white as I am, for some time I couldn't figure out why they did it, because I could not see much difference, so I asked one of them.
She told me that her skin tone is uneven, and spray tanning evened it out very well, and in addition it gave her a different shade with golden overtones rather than murky brown.
It took me some time before I could see what she meant, but she was right - after spray tanning she looked like a bronze goddess.
If I were you, I would start with a light spray tan, to see if that would be enough to even out most of the skin tone, because you might not necessarily want to go jet black, just less patchy, and that might be all that is needed. With spray tanning it is actually your own skin that develops its own color, so they don't need to make solutions especially for Aftro American women. That said, there are some differences between solutions, so you might want to experiment a bit before you find one that is just right for you.
I imagine that you would also need some touch up solution (you can buy it at the spray tanning salon), because spray tan rubs of things like scars and stretch marks quicker than from the rest of the body, so you might need to do some repair work between full body tans.