As you probably know already, it is true that spray tan tips most always begin with what to do before a spray tan – skin preparation by exfoliation. Without question, exfoliating gives you the ideal surface for your sunless tanner. So what exactly does exfoliating mean and what is the best practiced process?
When you apply SheerTan Spray Tanner onto freshly exfoliated skin, you can expect your tan to last 5 to 7 days and begin to fade naturally.
Why do some tanners claim to last 10 days?
If you understand applying a spray or lotion tan works its magic on the top outermost layer of skin. It doesn’t matter which method or brand you choose, it still tans only the out layer of skin.
Then, as a natural biological process, our skin sloughs off at irregular intervals.. unlike reptiles that lose their skin all at once.
Loosing the skin cells at different intervals means that you will begin to see white spots through your tan where the cells have fallen off. The area of white will increase until your tan disappears. The best way to extend that period of tanned skin time is by slowing the sloughing-off process.
You can easily extend the number of days by moisturizing daily because the number one culprit to rapid sloughing is dry skin. Skin moisture helps to hold on to those cells longer!
Your feet and ankles are one of the most annoyingly troublesome coverage areas because they are uneven and bony with variable high and lows. When not applied with care, they cause easily spotted snafus! So what to do before a spray tan is answered with these tips:
- Your heels are sometimes dry and cracked around the tops and literally drink in the sunless tanner so keep the spray away from the tops of the heels!
- Careful not to spray too heavily on the back of the ankles. Because the wand makes it so easy to reach, there is a tendency to get really, really close to the back with the tanning solution.
- There is a drift down of the mist onto the tops of your feet when you apply so angle your feet away when you spray your arms.
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