Top 10 Spray Tan Tips

With August set to be very wet, it’s very unlikely that you’ll get a tan if you’re having a staycation this year. To have the summer glow throughout the rainy weather, spray tan is your answer. If you’ve never had a spray tan before then there are probably a few things you should know before your first appointment. We’re listing the 10 top spray tan tips that you should definitely know to get you prepared for your first appointment.

1) Wax/shave prior appointment

Wax or shave at least a day before your spray tan. If you were to shave or wax after your sunless tan, you will find that the tanning solution will get on the hairs and this will leave a print on your skin making your tan look patchy and not that appealing.

2) Exfoliate

Exfoliate your skin at least 8 hours before your spray tan as this will get rid of any dead skin and will ensure your tan is even. Focus particularly on the elbows and knees as they are the spots that are most likely to be darker than the rest of the body.

3) Nails first

It’s better to have a clear coat on your nails to prevent them from staining. If you have had your nails done, your spray tan should not ruin them as you can easily rub off any tan formula that may have been sprayed on your nails.

4) Hair up

The best way to avoid your hair getting in the way is to have it up, make sure you don’t forget your hair band to avoid any mishaps.

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5) No lotion or makeup

For best results, do not apply makeup or lotion to your skin before tanning as this acts as a barrier between your skin and the tanning solution causing a less effective tanning session.

6) Weather forecast

Check the weather before you make your way to your spray tan session, if rain is on the agenda then make sure you’re prepped with an umbrella to avoid ruining your freshly sprayed tan.

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7) The right outfit

Your outfit is an important choice to make before your spray tan as it is most likely to stain. Choose something loose to avoid it rubbing off on your tan and preferably dark clothing so any obvious tan marks are not seen. We suggest wearing long sleeves to bed also to avoid staining your bed sheets too.

8) Smell/sticky

Expect that it will feel a little sticky and may have a funny smell but this will rinse off after your first shower.

9) Your first shower

It is recommended to have your first shower 8-12 hours after to allow the spray tan to settle on the skin and be more effective.

10) Embrace it!

Finally it’s time to embrace the golden goddess that you are and enjoying glowing throughout the summer through rain or shine with no sun required.

Book your appointment now to get your Sienna X spray tan at one of our Rush Beauty salons or treat yourself to a St.Tropez tan at The House of Rush.