If you’re a fan of a golden glow, there’s no better feeling than getting a spray tan. Whether it be for a special occasion, a getaway break or even just a treat! A spray tan can make you feel all kinds of fabulous. That is if it’s done right, of course! There’s plenty of tips and tricks you can do to ensure a beautiful sun-kissed shade that fades naturally. From prep to maintenance, here’s everything you need to know! *Books spray tan immediately*
All About That Prep
Once your appointment is booked, it’s all about the spray prep! These top tips will ensure you’re all ready to go once your appointment rolls around.
In the days leading up to your appointment, make sure to exfoliate and moisturise your skin daily. Always exfoliate and moisturise 24 hours before your appointment. This will leave your skin super smooth and act as an even base for your spray tan application.
Apply a layer of clear nail polish to your nails to prevent any staining.
Avoid applying any products that may act as a barrier to the spray tan, such as deodorant or perfume. If you have applied anything to the skin prior your appointment, simply wipe away any product with a baby wipe.
Wear dark, loose clothing to your appointment. Not forgetting the all-important flop flips! And an umbrella too, just in case!
Once your spray tan has developed and you’ve reached that colour you’ve been lusting after, it’s time to maintain that shade! There are a few simple things you can do to keep on top of your tan and maintain the colour for as long as possible.
Once your skin is hydrated, your tan will stay on longer and fade evenly. Moisturise your skin daily to keep your tan looking fabulous. Opt for an oil-free moisturiser, as a high level of oil can break down your tan and cause it to fade.
If you’re jetting off to the sun (lucky you!) go for an oil-free SPF. Oils can quickly break down your colour, and a usual SPF can have high levels of body oils. This Murad SPF is an essential oil-free choice. So you can protect both your skin and your spray!
If you’re thinking of booking an appointment for a weekend of festival fun, jump on the beauty bandwagon too! We’ve got our top tips for festival beauty made easy right here.