When it comes to spray tanning, one of the biggest mistakes people make is going to their appointment without cleaning their skin first. The secret to achieving the best spray tan is prepping your skin the night before with exfoliators and moisturisers.
The reason prep work is so important is because tanning agents are deposited into the top of layers of your skin. If your skin is not polished to perfection, you can end up with patches, faded colour and streaks. Learning how to get ready for your spray tan can help you increase the lifespan of your colour and avoid common tanning mishaps.
Exfoliate your entire body the day before your tanning application.
Exfoliating is a must because it creates a smooth and even surface that is ideal for building streak-free coverage. Developed specifically for sunless tanning, Norvell’s Renewing Sunless Exfoliator is a great go-to product for polishing your skin without causing dryness or irritation. If you plan to shave, you should also do this the day before your spray tan. Shaving can strip the top layer of your skin, so you want to avoid it for at least a couple of days after your application.
Balance your pH levels.
If your skin has a high pH count, you can encounter problems with tanning solutions. A high pH level can create dry skin, which can in turn cause your spray tan to appear streaky. Or it can speed up the body’s skin renewal process, causing rapid fading. Fortunately, you can easily get your pH count down to a healthy level with special beauty products. Try the pH-Balancing Sray from Norvell to restore your skin’s balance and optimise your tanning results.
Remove makeup and oils before your spray tan.
To achieve the best spray tan, go in with clean skin. Oily products and makeup can clog your pores and block the tanning solution. You can use moisturiser in small amounts on the driest areas of your body to prevent patches. Put a few drops around your elbows, hands and ankles to create a natural-looking transition from darker to lighter areas. For complete colour protection, apply barrier cream to your feet, palms and hairline.
Keep your skin healthy.
To get the best spray tan after every session, you need to keep your skin in great shape. Healthier skin is naturally smoother and softer, so it makes a better canvas for fake tanner than dry, patchy skin. Hydrate your skin every day with Norvell’s Replenishing Moisturiser to get healthier skin and protect it from dryness. Formulated specifically for sunless tanning, Norvell’s moisturiser is loaded with ingredients that hydrate and nourish the skin 24 hours a day.