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Tips for a Flawless Spray Tan Even with Acne

Teenagers don’t own the rights to acne. It happens to adults, too, and it can be managed with the help of a professional. Acne can’t keep you from sporting a beautiful tan. Although exposing your acne prone skin to UV rays is not highly recommended, there’s still a solution if you’re looking to give your skin a little color. Enter, spray tan.

Your acne won’t keep you from a flawless spray tan. It’s all about prepping your skin the right way.

Exfoliate Your Skin Before Your Tanning Session

Exfoliating before your spray tanning session is always a must but if you have acne, it is even more critical. The thing is, dead skin cells tend to hang out in areas that surround pimples. Before applying any spray tanning solution, you want to make sure your skin is as smooth as possible. Exfoliating those areas will do the trick to prevent inconsistent results.

Is Sunlight Good or Bad for Acne?Keep Your Skin Clean of Acne Treatments Pre and Post Tan

You know how important it is not to apply lotion to your skin before or immediately after your spray tan. The same goes for any acne treatment. Ideally, you should stop your treatment at least a day before and wait at least 24 hours after spray tanning to resume it. —Why? Well, it turns out that specific components in your acne treatment could interfere with spray tanning solution, preventing it from being absorbed by the skin and affecting the pigmentation process.

Have a Chat with Your Technician

Feel free to ask your technician about previous experiences they’ve had with other clients that had acne. They might be able to give you some direction about which tanning lotions work best on acne prone skin. If your skin is highly sensitive to skin products, don’t be afraid to consult with a skin professional before you dive head first into spray tanning.