From your toes to your face, your skin has many different textural properties from one part of your body to another. To get the best spray tans, you need to pay a little more attention to the drier areas of your body to avoid scaling and discolouration.
In some cases, the issue is not so much the condition of your skin as it is the clothes you are wearing or the beauty products you use before application. Fortunately, most common tanning mistakes are completely preventable. To avoid streaks and other tanning mishaps, get to know how to find and troubleshoot problem areas before they have a chance to ruin your spray tans.
How to Get Flawless Spray Tans
- Moisturise dry areas twice a day and immediately before you tan. Your elbows, knees, ankles and hands are all high-risk areas that have a tough time absorbing spray tans because they are naturally drier than the rest of your body. To create a smooth surface for your colour to stick to, you need to make sure that your entire body feels smooth and hydrated. Avoid using any other beauty products on your skin before your tanning application. Any product that works in the top layers of your skin has the potential to block colour and cause streaks.
- Get the best spray tans with Norvell’s premium tanning accessories. Because spray tans are developed to cover your skin evenly, you need to use products to lighten and blend areas where dark colour can give away your faux tan. With Norvell’s full range of tanning accessories, controlling your results is a breeze. Use Norvell’s rich barrier cream before tanning to block colour and create lighter transitional areas around your elbows, hairline, hands and feet. To prevent staining your palms, wash every last bit of tanner off your hands with Norvell’s DHA-neutralising cleanser.
- Exfoliate your skin the day before tanning to eliminate tan-blocking dirt, debris and dead skin cells. The best spray tans all start with clean, clear, well-hydrated skin. Use a powerful body scrub on areas that feel especially dry or rough. Remember to moisturise the driest areas of your body after showering to lock in moisture and prevent irritation.
- Deal with stains as soon as you see them. Depending on the formula you use, spray tans typically begin to show colour almost immediately after you leave the salon. Because they do not develop fully for about another eight hours, you have an opportunity to quickly remove patches before they set in. You can lighten stains with lemon juice or hydrogen peroxide. If you notice a stain after your colour develops, lift it with a few drops of a concentrated tan remover.