Looking to get a spray tan but don’t know where to start? Let’s help you out by discussing everything you need to know about spray tans. So if you’re ready to take your glow to the next level, keep reading!
How Does Spray Tan Work
Spray tanning is a popular way to get a quick and even tan without having to spend time in the sun. But how does it work? Essentially, when you get a spray tan, you’re getting an all-over application of DHA (dihydroxyacetone). DHA is a colorless sugar that interacts with the proteins in the outermost layer of your skin to create a browning effect.
DHA is safe for external use and has been approved by the FDA for use in sunless tanning products. When applied to the skin, it reacts with amino acids to temporarily darken the skin. This reaction is what gives you that nice, even tan.
How Long Does A Spray Tan Last
A spray tan typically lasts about five to seven days. However, how long your spray tan lasts will depend on a number of factors, such as how often you shower, exfoliate, and sweat.
To make your spray tan last as long as possible, it’s important to follow the proper aftercare instructions. For example, you should avoid showering or sweating for at least eight hours after your spray tan. And when you do shower, make sure to use a mild soap and avoid scrubbing your skin too vigorously. It’s also important to moisturize regularly to keep your skin hydrated and help your tan last longer.
What Do You Do Before A Spray Tan?
Now that you know a little bit more about spray tans, you’re probably wondering what you need to do to prepare for one.
First things first, it’s important that you exfoliate before your spray tan. This will help ensure that your skin is smooth and even, which will result in a more even application. It’s also a good idea to shave or wax any areas you want to be smooth before your spray tan. This way, the tanner can evenly apply the product to your skin without having to worry about hair getting in the way. Finally, make sure to wear loose-fitting clothing to your appointment; tight clothes can rub off.
What To Do After A Spray Tan
As we mentioned before, it’s important to avoid showering or sweating for at least eight hours after your spray tan. But what else should you do?
First, make sure to moisturize your skin regularly. This will help keep it hydrated and prevent your tan from fading too quickly. It’s also a good idea to avoid exfoliating for at least a few days after your spray tan. And when you do shower, make sure to use a mild soap and be gentle with the skin.
We hope this guide was helpful in answering some of your questions about spray tans! If you’re ready to book an appointment, be sure to contact us at Enhanced Esthetics!