Last month, we discussed how to prepare for your UV tanning session. However, just as it’s crucial to prepare for UV exposure, aftercare is equally as important! In order to get the most out of your tan and extend its life, there are a few things you can do. This month, Bare Bottom is giving you four essential tips to ensure you’re taking care of your tan and skin this summer!
Whether tanning in a bed or in the sun, tanning can result in skin dehydration. This can cause things like dizziness, dry skin, headaches, and other symptoms. It’s best to bring a bottle of water with you or make sure you’re getting enough water after your session. Getting enough water intake will also help your skin to avoid becoming dry and enhance your glow!
Aside from hydrating, which also helps keep your skin moisturized, use hydrating products on your skin. If you’re looking for something other than just lotion, hyaluronic acid is an excellent product. Hyaluronic acid works best on damp skin, and you can also follow up with your favorite lotion, creme, or other products afterward for extra moisture. For maximum benefits, apply your products right after your shower.
Avoid Excessive Tanning or Sun Exposure
After your tanning session, it’s important to avoid UV tanning or excessive sun exposure for at least 24-48 hours. If you find yourself in the sun after tanning, it’s crucial to wear an appropriate amount of SPF to avoid skin damage and help prevent the risk of melanoma.
Don’t Shower Immediately
If you’re using a tanning lotion, it’s essential to avoid showering for a few hours to let it work its magic and set your tan. The bronzers and lotions you use during your tanning session are meant to increase melanin production, resulting in a darker tan. So showering right after tanning can potentially prevent your tan from achieving maximum results.
Choose UV Tanning at Bare Bottom!
At Bare Bottom, you can rest assured knowing you’ll leave our salon with a bronzed glow. If you have any questions regarding what tanning bed levels are best for your skin or you’re looking to book a spray tan session, we encourage you to reach out to our team at Bare Bottom today! In the meantime, we look forward to hearing from you!
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