In Blog, Skin tips, Spray tanning, Tips

The use of spray tanning has exploded in popularity over the last few years, and not without good reason — it gives you a gorgeous, natural-looking tan without ever having to worry about sun damage or skin cancer! However, some people have trouble with their spray tans from time to time; if you’re new to the world of spray tanning, here are some tips and tricks to help make sure you get the perfect spray tan every time!

How Long Does a Spray Tan Last

Use an exfoliator glove to remove dead skin cells before your spray tan.

The length of time a spray tan will last is dependent on several factors, including how deep the color is applied, what type of solution is used, and skin type. The average time frame for a spray tan to fade varies from person to person and ranges from four days to two weeks. Skin types with more pigmentation are less likely to see significant fading in contrast to people with lighter skin tones. If you want your spray tanning session to last as long as possible, make sure you take some steps beforehand so that your body is well prepared for this treatment.

Preparing Your Skin and Maintaining Your Tan

We recommend exfoliating before a spray tan to get rid of any dry skin. Using a sugar scrub or a regular sugar scrub will work too. We also recommend you put lotion on your body after your tan because sometimes the spray will make your skin dry and icky. Once you take a shower, use soap to wash your hair- this will make sure that there is no oil from your scalp on your tan.

Maintaining your spray tan is important! You should exfoliate a few times a week, stay out of direct sunlight, drink plenty of water, moisturize with lotion or oil, use a good body scrub once a week to remove dead skin cells, and don’t use too much soap when washing off sweat. You can also spray tan several days in a row to give yourself an even darker tan.

Exfoliating can be one of the most important steps to getting a perfect, streak-free spray tan. Exfoliates help remove dead skin cells that have built up on your body since your last tan, but more importantly, they will ensure that there is no excess skin or hair that might cause some spots in your freshly-sprayed tan. 

Get Your Spray Tan Today!

Come to Veranda Sun for your spray tan. You’ll get a perfect sun-kissed glow in under 20 minutes, leaving you looking natural and feeling comfortable. Just choose from our wide range of colors or find your own perfect shade with one of our complimentary color consultations.