Will tanning oil make my spray tan fade?
Question: I'm getting a spray tan to hide stretchmarks so that I can hit the beach without worrying about em.
Will applying tanning oil make the spray tan fade or cause some bad reaction?
Answer: Tanning oil should not cause any bad reactions, but there is a possibility that it might take some tan off. Many people don't know that the best product to take the spray tan oil right off is actually baby oil.
Amazingly, baby oil is not the gentlest product on the market, but actually makes the skin dry, and that effects the spray tan.
It is hard to say which product will have this effect and which will not. So far I have found that natural products are definitely more acceptable to spray tanned skin, but not all.
The best way of having the best of both spray tanning and natural tan is actually to have a spray tan, and then when you are ready to hit the beach wear a sunscreen, but not the highest SPF. Start with short sunbaking sessions and increase that time only gradually.
You can create an illusion of tanning quickly by applying a self tanning cream on top of your spray tan every night before going to bed.
Use the type that builds the tan up slowly.
As your spray tan starts to fade you will be keeping it intense with daily top ups, plus your skin will be developing a real sun tan underneeth it.
Just make sure that you develop your natural tan very gradually, because if you burn and peel, that will be the end of that plan.