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How to Shower After a Spray Tan

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How to Shower After a Spray Tan

To shower, or not to shower, that is the question! Everyone always worries whether or not they should shower, how often, if showering is even recommended, etc. The good news is… you can shower with a spray tan! However, there do exist some easy tips and tricks to make your shower work with (instead of against) the life of your spray tan:

 

Don’t Shower for 8-10 Hours.

This rule applies to getting a regular solution spray tan (as opposed to a rapid solution spray tan, in which the wait time is 2-5 hours). After your session, you’ll want to wait a minimum of 8-10 hours before hopping in the shower. If you leave your tan on longer than that, even better! The maximum amount of time you want to leave the solution on your skin, however, is 24 hours. The longer you leave the solution on your skin, the more time it has to develop, giving you the best results.

 

First Shower = Warm Water Rinse.

The very first shower you should take after your spray tanning session should always be a simple warm water rinse! Yup, that’s right, no soap, body wash, hair washing, shaving or scrubbing. If you use soap before the 24-hour mark, you will stop the development of the spray tan, and will not achieve the best results. You’ll want to simply hop in the shower, and rinse off the cosmetic bronzer that is the top layer of your spray tan. And remember, it’s okay if you want to use your hands to rub, but do so very gently!

 

Use Paraben-Free & Sulfate-Free Products.

Another key factor to showering post-spray tan is to use products that are paraben-free, sulfate-free, and free of any alcohols or dyes that may dry out your skin. If you are interested in reading more on what types of products we recommend, check out our blog post on the best products to use after a spray tan: http://bronzebeautyst.com/2018/09/19/the-best-post-spray-tan-products/

 

Always Pat, Never Rub.

The last important tip to remember when showering post-spray tan is to always pat yourself dry. The gentler you are with your skin, the better! Scrubbing or rubbing too hard can not only smudge your tan, but erase it completely, so we always advise against that.

 

Remember, there is absolutely no reason to be afraid of showering after you get a spray tan, as long as you follow these quick, easy steps! Happy tanning!

 

 

How To Get a Spray Tan Off:

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How To Get a Spray Tan Off:

We get asked this question frequently, and it’s one that a lot of long-time spray tan clients don’t even know themselves. It’s a tricky question, honestly, and we’ve heard of many ways people have tried to get spray tans off. Some ways work, and some don’t. However, below are a few tried and true ways we have found that do work to remove a spray tan:

 

Lemon Juice and Water

This is probably one of the simplest methods to use for small spots that might look a little too dark. For example, this happens a lot if you don’t use a good amount of lotion as a barrier on dry areas of your skin such as elbows, knees and hands. Dipping a small cotton ball into a mixture of lemon juice and water, and blotting it on those problem areas is a sure way to correct it!

 

Windex

I know it sounds weird…but a lot of high profile spray tanning professionals swear by Windex to remove a spray tan. All you have to do is get a warm washcloth, spray a few sprays on Windex on it, and either blot or wipe your skin. The spray tan will be erased within seconds!

 

Toothpaste

This is also a trick that works well for smaller areas. If you have issues with a few spots on your body, toothpaste works great! The trick to this is to get a clean toothbrush, wet it and put toothpaste on it just as if you were to brush your teeth. Then, gently rub the brush in a circular motion over the problem areas.

 

Take a Bath

This trick is a classic one, and probably the easiest of them all. Simply draw yourself a warm bath and soak for at least 10-15 minutes. This will help soften up the top layer of your skin, making the spray tan easier to scrub off.

 

Selfie Tan Remover and Primer

Finally, we must say, our go-to product when it comes to removing a spray tan is Selfie’s Sunless Tan Remover and Primer. This product is great to use over your entire body to remove a spray tan, but also to prep your skin for an upcoming spray tan session. Simply apply it to the parts of the body of your choice, leave it be for 5 minutes, then hop in the shower. You can take an exfoliating mitt or a washcloth to scrub your skin and finalize the removal. We love this product and recommend it to all our clients. Not only that, but we also sell this product right in our studio!

 

And there you have it! Now, the next time you want to remove your spray tan, you’ll know exactly what to do. Happy Tanning!