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How to Maintain your Spray Tan on Vacation

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Going on vacation and thinking about getting a spray tan? We vote yes! Not only does it take the pressure off of laying out, but you feel more confident, skinnier, and all-around better with a little extra color. However, in order to make your vacation tan worth your while, here are a few tips on how to maintain your spray tan while you’re on vacation:

 

Don’t Shower Right Away

After your initial 8-10 hours of waiting post-spray tan to shower, do a quick warm water rinse (no soap!) and then… wait it out. We know this sounds crazy, but wait as long as you can to shower with soap, within reason of course! The less often you shower and scrub your body with soap, the longer it will take for your spray tan to fade.

 

Use Sunscreen

We can’t emphasize this enough!! Not only is sunscreen extremely important for the health and wellness of your skin, but it also serves as an excellent barrier cream between your spray tan and chlorinated pools and salt water! If you’re planning on taking a dip in any pool or ocean while you’re on vacation, you definitely want to apply sunscreen generously on top of your spray tan. You won’t regret it!

 

Don’t Shave Often

If you’re looking to maintain your spray tan on vacation, try your best NOT to shave every day. Shaving is a mild form of exfoliation and fades your spray tan little by little every time you do it. You definitely want to keep in mind to do as much hair removal as possible BEFORE your spray tanning session, so you don’t have to worry about shaving (or waxing) as much post-spray tan.

 

Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize!!

As I’m sure you’ve heard us say a thousand times before, a good moisturization ritual is the KEY to maintaining your spray tan – and being on vacation is no exception! Moisturize day and night and you’re sure to maintain your spray tan throughout your vacation!

 

Use the Right Shower Products

If you finally decide you need to break down and shower (LOL) then the least you can do is use the right products! Paraben-free and sulfate-free products are a MUST post-spray tan. At Bronze Beauty Spray Tanning, we carry large bottles, as well as travel-sized bottles of all our favorite spray tan safe body washes. Next time you’re in our studio, make sure to check out our product wall, and you’ll be on your way to maintaining your spray tan on vacation!

 

We hope this list of tips and trips gives you a good idea of what to do to maintain your spray tan on vacation. As always, let us know if you have any further questions or concerns. 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!

What to Expect During a Spray Tan

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What to Expect During a Spray Tan:

So you’ve finally booked a spray tan… and you’re super excited. But there’s still something about the experience that makes you nervous because, frankly, you don’t know what to expect. Well have no fear! Here’s exactly what to expect the day of your spray tan:

 

Undress (To Your Comfort Level)

When you first get to our spray tanning studio, your spray tan tech will greet you and show you to the tanning booth. Here, they’ll let you undress to your comfort level. For women, some choose to go topless, wear a bathing suit, a strapless bra and panties, or go completely nude! Remember not worry about what your spray tan tech thinks… they’ve seen it all! As for men, they can wear underwear, swim trunks, or take advantage of the complementary disposable boxers we have in our studio!

 

Put On Sticky Feet & Hair Net

At Bronze Beauty Spray Tanning, we provide complementary sticky feet and hair nets, so you don’t have to worry about bringing your own. The sticky feet prevent the bottoms of your feet from getting solution on them while in the tanning booth. In addition, the hair net keeps your hair out of your face and off your body, as well as protects your hair from getting any spray tanning solution in it.

 

We Apply a pH Balance Spray to Your Skin

The pH balance spray is also complementary at Bronze Beauty Spray Tanning! It helps prepare your skin for the spray tan, and, in turn, helps your spray tan to last longer!

 

We Apply Barrier Cream to Your Hands, Knees, and Elbows

The barrier cream applied before the spray tanning session moisturizes those particularly dry parts of the body, such as the hands, knees and elbows. The driest parts of the body tend to soak up more of the solution, which can cause your tan to look darker in those areas. Adding a little bit of a barrier and moisture to these specific areas just before the session helps to even out your tan, and make it look the most natural!

 

Let the Spray Tanning Begin!

At Bronze Beauty Spray Tanning, we spray with an HPVL machine and spray gun. This process is done by hand, and only takes about 5-7 minutes. Your spray tan tech will let you know what ways to turn, bend, and move to ensure you get 100% full body coverage.

 

We’ll Dry You Off

Once your color looks equal and even, your spray tan tech will turn off the gun and get out the drying hose. They will use this hose to dry you for about 1-2 minutes until your skin no longer feels wet.

 

You’re Done!

When your skin dries, you’re officially done! When putting your clothes back on, make sure you wear baggy/ loose-fitting clothing to ensure you don’t accidentally rub any of the solution off your body. Some of the areas of your skin may still feel slightly sticky, but you should feel completely dry within an hour.

 

And there you have it! Now that you know exactly what to expect during your spray tan session, there’s no need to worry. Enjoy and happy tanning!