Are you thinking of trying your first spray tan? If so, it is wise to consider organic spray tan solutions. This is because traditional spray tans may contain chemicals, but options contain all-natural ingredients. Chemicals can irritate your skin or be harmful to your health. This is why organic spray tans are ideal, and as an added bonus, they look amazing. The following points will help you know what to do before and after to keep your tan looking realistic and flawless.
Exfoliate your skin.
This is an important step that needs to be completed the day of your appointment or the night before. Exfoliation removes dead skin cells which will aid in ensuring that the organic spray tan solution can adhere to the skin in a flawless manner. Just make sure that you do not use an oil-based exfoliator. Baking soda is an example of a good, natural exfoliator. When you exfoliate, you can use a loofah or a washcloth.
Steer clear of oil-based skin and beauty products.
Oil is not a good mix with spray tan solutions because it interferes with how the solutions adhere to the skin. Some people forget that make-up and perfumes can also contain oil. For the sake of ensuring your tan is flawless, forego these products. Aim to go to your session with dry, clean skin. You will be able to moisturize and "glam it up" in a few days. When you resume moisturizing your skin, use a paraben-free lotion. Lotions containing paraben can negatively impact the appearance of spray tans.
Remove hair before the appointment.
If you like to shave or wax, it is best to do this before your appointment, especially if you wax. This is because if you get a hair removal service involving wax after your spray tan session, the wax can strip away the tanning solution layers resulting in an uneven or streaked appearance. The goal of spray tan solutions is to closely mimic a real tan. Unevenness may result in it looking fake. You can shave if hair grows back after your session, but waxing should be avoided.
Wear or pack loose, dark clothing.
The idea behind this is that dark, loose clothing will not show signs that you have left a spray tan appointment. After your appointment, the solution can rub off on clothing, and it will be more noticeable on lighter clothing.
Understand how to take care of your new tan.
The first couple of days after your tan, try to refrain from activities that involve excess sweating. Even though you will shower to remove the residual tanning solution, some of it may remain in your pores, and it could bleed out. Eventually, this will not be an issue. Refrain from spending too much time in chlorinated water such as swimming pools, so your tan lasts.