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Things to do before you get a Spray Tan

The secret to a long lasting spray tan starts long before you get yourself tanned by a tanning expert. Here are a few things to keep in mind before going for your appointment.

Exfoliate! Exfoliate! Exfoliate!

To ensure an even application of the spray tan, ensure that you do physical exfoliating techniques like body scrubs, loofahs, dry brushing and a washcloth works great too.

Say NO to Chemical Exfoliants & Oil Based Products

Most Chemical exfoliants contain ingredients such as retinol & glycolic acid to help remove the dead skin cell. Skip these treatments and products at least 24hours prior to spray tanning to ensure the exfoliant does not remove the tan from your skin. On the other hand, Oil-based products create a barrier preventing your skin to absorb the tanning solution.

No waxing, 24 hours prior to your tan appointment

While smooth skin is a do, waxing within 24 hours of your spray tan can leave you with an uneven tint. That’s because waxing temporarily opens your pores, leaving them larger than before.

Shower at least eight hours before your appointment

Eight hours seems to be the magic number when it comes to getting the best spray tan results. The skin has time to reset back to its post-shower pH balance while still enjoying the benefits of exfoliation.

Wear loose-fitting clothes and shoes to your appointment

Spray tans mean no tan lines — unless you put on a tight bra, strappy shirt, or other tight-fitting garment immediately after your appointment.

Plan ahead and opt for a loose-fitting shirt dress and slip-on shoes to prevent friction from creating unwanted tan lines.

Remove your makeup and deodorant after you arrive

If you don’t want to go without, bring a pack of unscented, oil-free wipes to your appointment. Remove all makeup and deodorant and allow your skin to dry before your technician sprays your skin.

Above all, ensure you do your due diligence in choosing the right salon and the products that they use. At NBoutique mobile beauty home spa, we ensure we only use the best of spraytan products that are all organic, vegan and cruelty free. All our spraytan technicians have years of experience and are highly qualified.

Think Beauty … Think NBoutique

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