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12 Ways to Prepare for Spray Tans (Part 1)

When it comes to spray tans, it’s important to prep the right way in order to help your tan look flawless and last longer. Join us this month at Bare Bottom Tanning as we guide you through some essential steps to take before your spray tan appointment, helping you achieve the perfect sun-kissed glow!

Exfoliate for a Smooth Canvas

Before your spray tan, exfoliation is crucial. We recommend using a gentle scrub to remove dead skin cells, especially focusing on areas prone to dryness such as your elbows, knees, and ankles. This step helps create a smooth surface for the spray tan solution to adhere too, ensuring an even application.

Shave or Wax in Advance

If you plan to shave or wax, do so at least 24 hours before your spray tan appointment. This will allow your pores to close, reducing the likelihood of the solution settling into open pores and creating that speckled appearance we all dread.

Skip the Moisturizer on Tanning Day

On the day of your spray tan, avoid applying moisturizer, as it can create a barrier that hinders the absorption of the tanning solution. If you find that areas such as your fingers, wrists, elbows, and knees are usually extra dry, you can always lightly moisturize the areas the day of your appointment to ensure the solution doesn’t stick to those dry spots and become patchy. 

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Wear Loose, Dark Clothing

Opt for loose, dark clothing on the day of your spray tan to prevent any rubbing or transfer of the solution onto your clothes. Tight clothing can rub against your fresh tan, creating patchiness and unevenness. 

Remove Makeup and Deodorant

Before your appointment, remove all makeup and deodorant. These products can act as barriers and affect the outcome of your tan. If you forget, your spray tan technician may provide wipes to remove any residue.

Bring Loose Footwear

Just like loose clothing, loose footwear is also important. To avoid smudging your tan after your session, open-toe shoes or flip-flops are a great option to wear on the way home. 


Bare Bottom Tanning Salon | UV Tanning & Spray Tans

Ready for glowing skin this winter? Bare Bottom Tanning can help you achieve the ultimate, radiant glow this season through spray tans and UV tanning! To schedule an appointment for spray tanning, reach out to our team today or visit our website for more information. In the meantime, we look forward to seeing you!

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