Everyone wants the deep-bronzed glow of a suntan
As we all know, there’s a bit of a tan-craze sweeping the country. It seems everyone wants the deep-bronzed glow of a suntan, especially during the lead-up to the summer months when much more of our bodies tend to be on show – pasty vit-D deprived legs are not a great look on the beach! However, lying on the golden sand soaking up the rays to get that perfect airbrush tan look comes with huge health risks.
So the safest way to get that sun-bronzed glow is to opt for a false tanning product, possibly using a spray tan method which ensures an even colour. There are no harmful rays and no risk of skin cancer – plus a perfect airbrush tan can be achieved in just a few hours! So there’s no longer any need to sit like a lobster and burn on the beach.
The longest-lasting tan starts before you get to the salon.
This means getting your skin in the best possible condition prior to treatment, since the better its condition, the better and longer lasting your tan will be. Start exfoliating every day three days prior to your new spray tan, and make sure any waxing is completed 24 hours prior to spray tan application. (This will help you avoid a less than desirable dark pore look.)
Arrive to your appointment cleaned and buffed.
Try to shower and exfoliate about eight hours prior to new application. This will allow the skin to settle and be at its best pH balance level for self-tan development. Avoid putting heavy body lotions on the day of your treatment, as this can lighten the self-tan.
To ensure your tan lasts…
Shower the right way.
For the first shower after your tan, it’s always best to use water that’s lukewarm and not too hot. Avoid shower gels that leave residue behind on the skin—your first clue is that the product touts itself as “deeply moisturizing.” The residue from the moisturizer can degrade the life of your tan. Basic, natural products are best.
Moisturizing is key—but it can also be your tan’s undoing.
Proper hydration is what will make your glow last, but an oil-rich formula will make it slip right off. Use a very basic lotion that isn’t oil-based, and moisturize in the shower or right after.
Full Body Cream Tan