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Tips to Extend the Life of Your Spray Tan

When you get a faux glow, you want it to last as long as possible. The life of your sunless tan will depend on the method you chose. A good spray tan can last about a week without fading. To ensure you get the best application, you have to follow a pre-spray tan protocol. However, even if you do follow the right steps before getting a spray tan, your color could fade if you don’t care for it properly after it has been applied.

Here are four tips that can help your spray tan live a long life.

4 Tips to Extend the Life of Your Spray TanPlan Your Tan Appointment Around Your Period

As your period approaches, your skin can dry out due to a decline in your estrogen levels. You might notice more fine lines and wrinkles around this time. That is not a good time to get a spray tan, as it can be hard for your skin to absorb the tanning solution due to its lack of moisture. Also, hormones have their roll in how pigment develops. To make sure you get the best results, plan your tanning session for after your period is over.

Steer Clear of Exfoliants

Exfoliation is great 24 hours before your tan but doing it after can strip away your new color. Also, any products that contain AHAs, such as lactic or citric acids, should be avoided for at least a whole day before getting spray tanned. These products help exfoliate your skin on a deeper level and can lead to fading.

Use a Suitable Moisturizer

Spray tans and oils are not good friends, at all. Oils cause the pigments in the tan to break down, resulting in quick fading. Make sure you avoid oily moisturizers before and after your spray tan application. Using an aloe vera based moisturizer instead is a great option.

Top It Off

Although there is nothing you can do to keep your tan from eventually fading, some products can help slow down that process. Using “toppers” or tints are a good way to retain your glow. You can apply them directly or mix it in with your moisturizer.

At Veranda Sun, you can get a professional airbrush tan that will leave you looking like a celebrity. These tips can help you extend the life of your tan, but consider reapplying your tan to give it new life or go for longer-lasting options like our sunbeds. Make your appointment today!