How To Extend The Life Of Your Spray Tan
When clients want to know how long their spray tan will last, the general rule of thumb is 5 - 10 days.
Why is there such a large gap? It all depends on how well you take care of your tan and your skin.
To relate back to my previous blog post, Why Prepping Your Skin Before a Spray Tan is Important, your tan fades as your skin naturally exfoliates and sheds off. To help slow down this process, it's always recommended to keep your skin hydrated and avoid any activities that will cause exfoliation, such as sweating, shaving, and extended periods of time in the water like showering or swimming.
You might think that the soap you normally use in the shower or the body lotion you apply every night will be safe because they are organic or gentle. However, that is not necessarily true.
When deciding what to cleanse with in the shower, you want to look for a product that doesn't contain sulfates, oils, or micro-beads. Similarly, when searching for a body cream or lotion to use after the shower, you don't want to apply any product that is oil-based, such as coconut or argan oils.
When should you start following these instructions? You should begin when you first rinse off the bronzer from your spray tan. This is when the life span of your tan begins.
If you have trouble finding the correct products to use, ask your technician.
To help prepare for, maintain, and maximize results of your airbrush tan, we highly recommend using Sjolie.