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Spray Tan Tips for First Time Users

January 29, 2013

Why spend hours under the blazing sun to get a natural tan when you can get a fake tan which looks real in just half an hour with the help of spray tanning? Getting a spray tan is the solution to getting a bronzed glow this summer the quick, easy and safe way. You will not have to worry about the consequences of the sun’s harmful rays. Spray tanning solutions carry all TGA-approved ingredients, so you don’t have to worry about any side-effects.

If you are new to spray tanning, follow these spray tan tips to create the perfectly natural fake tan this summer:

  • Choose a well-known spray tan salon. Such salons are well-equipped and have certified staff members who are fully aware of which tanning solution are correct for your spray tan.
  • Ask for a spray tan solution which contains both dihydroxyacetone (DHA) and erythrulose. Both of these TGA-approve ingredients work together in producing a deep and long-lasting tan which fades evenly.
  • Wear lose and dark coloured clothes to the spray tanning session. This spray tan tip is to avoid any smudges of smears on your clothes after the session.
  • Before the spray tanning session, prep your skin with the help of exfoliation or scrubbing. Use a light scrub over the body which should contain salt or sugar. Rub over the drier regions of the body as well, such as the elbows, knees, knuckles, ankles, soles and palms. The fresh skin layer that reaps out aids in producing an even tan which will last long.
  • Also, shave or wax before the session. This prevents a short-life of your spray tan as the dead skin cells are removed from the skin prior to the spray tan procedure.
  • Do not wear any jewelry, lotion, makeup, deodorant or perfume before the spray tanning session. Tanning solution does not harm jewelry but it can leave a streaky tan. Applying products should be avoided because the chemicals in these products may react with the spray tan solution and change the colour of the spray tan solution.
  • Instead, apply a light moisturizer after you have bathed. This will make the skin soft and produce an even spray tan over the body.
  • Wear a disposable spray tan cap or a shower cap during the procedure to keep the hair off the face. Also, sticky feet should be worn on the feet or cover your feet with a towel so that your soles do not tan.
  • Remember to stand very still during your spray tan session so that the solution comes on evenly.
  • Wait at least 15 minutes before wearing your clothes so that the solution fully dries and absorbs in the skin.
  • Caring for your spray tan after the session is important as it carries a big impact on the life of your tan. Avoid physical exercises or swimming in chlorinated pools as water and sweat can create streaks.
  • Do not scrub your skin and do not rub your skin with a towel after your spray tan so that you do not rub off your tanning solution.
  • Moisturise daily after the spray tanning procedure in order to extend the life of your tan, and achieve an even fade after the 10 days have passed.
  • When the spray tan begins to fade, take a bath and buff yourself so that the flaky and patchy tan can come off completely.

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