Are you preparing yourself to get your first tan? Spray tanning can get you the natural tan look without getting exposed to UV rays. However, like everything in life, it also comes with some dos and don’ts. Being a novice, you will find the tips that we are going to share with you to be very useful. You will come to know how not to dry out your skin after tanning and tips for choosing the right moisturizer type. So let’s get started!
Here are the top three tips that would help you to get a good spray tan experience before and after:
Exfoliate yourself nicely
Imagine you get yourself a spray tan thinking to brag your sizzling skin in front of your friends. Instead, all you get is a patchy and streaky version of tan that is so hideous that you would instead put yourself in a house arrest.
Dead cells and oil accumulation are the significant causes of patchy and blotted tanning. Yes, this is the first thing you need to understand. So, to get rid of it, it’s best to exfoliate your skin properly by using a sugar scrub. While applying, it is best to wear exfoliating gloves.
Use Glycerine-based moisturizer
One common mistake most first timers do is that they moisturize their skin before a tanning session. Thinking that tanning will dry out their skin, most tanners moisturize themselves pretty generously while unknown to the fact that it will do more harm to their tanning and skin. If you are also one of them, stop such practices. It’s advisable that you stop moisturizing your skin weeks before your spray tanning.
Now, an oil-based moisturizer may say a lot on the package but what it won’t tell you is that the oil always tends to clog the pores of the skin. Yes, it’s true! Things will be worse if your skin is oily.
An oil-based moisturizer also leaves a lot of residue after the tan, so the solution is using a glycerin-based moisturizer instead of an oil-based one. A Glycerin-based moisturizer keeps your skin healthy by maintaining its water balance and promoting skill cells maturation.
Don’t use AHA Based moisturizers
Alpha hydroxy acids or AHAs are nature-derived acids containing citric, glycolic or lactic acid as their primary ingredients. You can easily find AHA-based products in your house starting from lotions to cleansers.
Most Skincare professional use AHA-based chemical peels to remove the topmost layers of our skin for a rejuvenated and wrinkle-free skin. Now, if you use an AHA-based lotion after your spray tan, then it will not only remove your tan but also will make it look quite uneven and blotchy.
Moreover, due to its skin eliminating property, AHA users become more prone to photosensitivity and get forced to use a sunscreen-based product every time they go out. The best way not to deal with any of the issues is to avoid using AHA products overall.
Hope the above tips will help you while you try out your first spray tan.