Get your best glow by reading up on these little-known facts.
EXFOLIATE pre-spray tan to get even glow; sloughing off old skin cells creates an even base for the tanto adhere to. But, if you dont choose the right scrub, it may cause your tan to streak. Use and exfoliating mitt and skip applying lotion afterward. Spray tan formulas stick best to dry skin.
Do not shave before a spray tan. Shaving immediately prior to your appointment can cause the product to irritate your skin. Shaving is a mild exfoliant that exposes new skin cells, which are extra sensitive. DHA (the pigment in spray tan) reacts with those sensitive cells and can cause some serious redness and discomfort. There should be a 12- to 24-hour window between shaving and your appointment.
AFTER HOME CARE;
Using a lightweight lotion instead and only moisturizing when absolutely necessary.
Limiting your swim time after you've gotten spray tan and patting dry right when you get out of water.
Using a lightweight sunscreen to protect your skin and your faux-glow.
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