Soleil Spray, a leading name in the world of sunless tanning, is dedicated to helping you achieve that sun-kissed glow without the harmful effects of UV rays. Whether you’re preparing for a special event or simply want to maintain a year-round tan, our spray tan solutions can provide you with the perfect bronzed look. To make the most out of your spray tan and ensure it lasts as long as possible, we have compiled a comprehensive guide featuring expert tips and tricks. Follow these steps to extend the life of your spray tan and enjoy that radiant, golden hue for weeks to come.
1. Preparation is Key
Before you even step foot into a spray tan booth or have a professional technician apply the solution, proper preparation is crucial. Start by exfoliating your skin thoroughly. This removes dead skin cells, creating a smooth canvas for the spray tan to adhere to. Be sure to give extra care to areas with rough skin, such as elbows, knees, and ankles.
2. Hydrate Your Skin
Well-moisturized skin holds a spray tan better. In the days leading up to your appointment, drink plenty of water and use a hydrating lotion. Avoid oil-based products as they can create a barrier between your skin and the tanning solution.
3. Choose the Right Shade
Soleil Spray offers various shades to match your desired level of tan. Opt for a shade that complements your natural skin tone and the look you want to achieve. A professional technician can help you make the right choice.
4. Wear Loose Clothing
After your spray tan, it’s essential to wear loose, dark clothing for at least 6-8 hours. Tight clothing can rub against your skin and cause uneven fading. Dark clothes help mask any initial color transfer.
5. Wait before Showering
Resist the urge to shower immediately after your spray tan. Most tanning solutions take around 8 hours to develop fully. Adhere to the technician’s guidance for optimal outcomes. After your first shower, use a gentle, hydrating body wash and pat your skin dry with a towel instead of rubbing.
6. Stay Away from Water Activities
In the first 24-48 hours following your spray tan, it’s best to avoid activities that might make you sweat excessively or involve water exposure. This includes heavy workouts, swimming, and even rain. Water can cause your tan to streak and fade prematurely.
7. Moisturize Regularly
To maintain your tan’s longevity, keep your skin well-moisturized. Choose a hydrating lotion that is alcohol-free and preferably one that is specifically designed for use with spray tans. Apply it daily, focusing on areas that tend to dry out faster, such as hands, feet, and elbows.
8. Limit Exfoliation
While it’s important to exfoliate before your spray tan, you should limit exfoliation afterward. Gentle exfoliation can help remove dead skin cells as your tan naturally fades. However, harsh exfoliates or scrubbing can strip away your tan prematurely.
9. Avoid Hot Baths and Long Showers
Hot water can be detrimental to your spray tan, causing it to fade more quickly. Stick to lukewarm water when showering or bathing, and try to keep your showers shorter than usual.
10. Use Sunscreen
Even if you have a tan, your skin is not fully protected from the sun’s harmful UV rays. Always use sunscreen when exposed to sunlight to prevent burning and maintain the quality of your spray tan. Choose a broad-spectrum SPF lotion or spray and reapply as needed.
11. Stay Away from Chlorine
Chlorine in swimming pools can be harsh on your skin and can cause your tan to fade more quickly. If you do go swimming, rinse off in freshwater immediately afterward and apply a layer of waterproof sunscreen before diving in.
12. Touch-Up as Needed
Soleil Spray offers touch-up products that can help extend the life of your tan. These products can be applied between spray tan sessions to keep your color looking fresh and vibrant.
13. Consult a Professional
If you’re unsure about any aspect of your spray tan maintenance or if you encounter any issues, don’t hesitate to consult a professional technician at Soleil Spray. They can provide personalized advice and recommendations to ensure your tan lasts as long as possible.
14. Monitor Your Diet
Believe it or not, your diet can also impact the longevity of your spray tan. Foods rich in beta-carotene, like carrots and sweet potatoes, can enhance your tan’s color and make it last longer.
15. Avoid Bar Soaps
Bar soaps tend to be harsh on the skin and can strip away your tan. Choose a mild, hydrating body cleanser instead.
Soleil Spray is committed to helping you achieve a stunning, long-lasting spray tan that makes you look and feel your best. By following these expert tips, you can ensure that your spray tan remains radiant and beautiful for weeks on end. Remember that proper preparation, maintenance, and protection from the elements are key to achieving the best results. With Soleil Spray’s high-quality products and these guidelines in mind, you’ll be able to enjoy a gorgeous tan year-round without compromising your skin’s health.