Tanning is that one thing that people can just go on doing without any preparation. Though tanning sessions look easy enough, it comes with a number of things that beginners should be aware of. This also especially true for spray-tan sessions. Thus, for those who have not tried this type of tanning yet, they should learn about some tips that can help them in their first encounter with spray tan.
MAKE THE RIGHT SCHEDULE
People are advised to schedule their tanning appointments in the evening. This way they can directly go to the tanning salon after work and then proceed home after their session. For first timers, they should realize that they cannot afford to get themselves wet for 6–8 hours after their tanning session. However, if they prefer morning appointments, clients should just shower in the evening before their session. For those who are preparing for an event, they should schedule their appointment at least two days before the occasion.
PREPARE THE SKIN
The skin should be properly exfoliated before any tanning session. People can use non-oil-based scrub before getting spray tan. Exfoliation should be accomplished one day before the scheduled tanning appointment or on the same day. Clients also have the option to just shave themselves using a creamy formula ad new blades.
After arriving at the salon, clients are advised to wash their skins and wipe their bodies with cleansing towelette. They are also discouraged from using moisturizers, deodorants, sunscreens, makeup, and oils prior their appointment.
People should wear scrubby and loose fitting clothes after their appointment. Tight clothes, such as leggings and formfitting clothes, can damage the tan of the skin. Preferred footwear include sneakers with not socks, ballet flats, or slide-ons.
TAKE A SHOWER AFTER 8 HOURS
After tanning sessions, clients are advised to let their skin rest for 8 hours before taking shower. The water should be lukewarm to cool, and people should keep showering until the water becomes clear. After trying themselves, people should apply ample amounts of moisturizer to their skin.
MAINTAIN THE TAN
The skin should always be hydrated to make the tan last longer. People are advised to use moisturizers during day and night and avoid using products containing retinol or alcohol. They are also discouraged from using with hazel, scrubs, masks, strips, or products causing microdermabrasion. Newly tanned individuals should also skip their mani-pedi appointments.