Spray tans used to just be something for bodybuilders and celebrities. However, thanks to social media and more skin-care awareness, spray tanning is officially the popular kid. And, the more you know about them, the more you realize the numerous benefits. From avoiding harmful UV rays to quick results, this type of tanning is undoubtedly here to stay!
If you’re heading to the salon for your first spray tan experience, here are three things you should know!
Preparation is key to long-lasting tans!
One of the most important steps in obtaining a successful spray tan is preparing your skin! Preparation starts a few days before your appointment.
Be sure to shave and moisturize at least two days prior to your appointment. This allows your skin time to heal from any cut or knicks. Moisturizing is key to healthy skin (tanning or not) and will help your body’s natural ability to look its best! The day of your appointment, gently exfoliate to remove any dead skin cells. By doing so you’ll avoid potential lighter spots or seeing your tan ‘flake’ off!
Know what to expect at your appointment.
Going to any appointment for the first time can be a little stressful with the unknowns floating around. At Bare Bottom Tanning, our staff always takes the time to explain and answer questions prior to you entering the doors! And, if you still have questions that you think of later on, just give us a call!
We want our clients to walk through the doors excited about their spray tan, never nervous! And, what is there to be nervous about anyway! At your tanning appointment be prepared to wear nothing (or very little)! This includes lotions, perfumes, makeup, and any undergarments that you don’t want ruined. If you prefer to go bare, feel free! This option also eliminates tan lines.
Your tan artist will walk you through every step of the process so there are no surprises. With multiple poses, you will leave bronze and feel gorgeous!
There’s a little homework with spray tanning.
Okay, homework may not be the best term, but when you leave the salon, the process isn’t quite over. Be sure to wear something loose for your ride home as the color will still be settling on your skin. Darker colors are better to avoid potential staining.
Now here is where life slows you down. When spray tanning, you’ll leave the salon darker than you hoped for and that’s okay! Once you head home, you want to wait between 6 and 8 before showing. This allows the color to settle and do what it does best! When you head to the shower, avoid exfoliators and other harsh showering accessories. When drying off, pat – don’t rub!
After the first shower your color will look its best! So plan accordingly and flaunt that beautiful glowing spray tan!
When it comes to spray tans in MA, Bare Bottom Tanning is the top salon for the best service, exceptional experiences, and always gorgeous results! Give us a call today to schedule your appointment 781-229-9700!