In this episode, I talk about 5 common issues that can occur with a spray tan and I give tips and tricks on how to avoid or fix them.
Unfortunately, some things are out of our control when it comes to getting a spray tan. However, most of these issues can be avoided with proper prep care and post care.
I hope this episode (with my daughter) is helpful and you're able to enjoy your spray tan!
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This is the most common complication when it comes to spray tanning.
It happens because of dry skin which is why it’s so important to be diligent with your skin prep.
Days leading up to your appt…drink lots of water and moisturize daily or even twice a day.
All of these steps help ensure a Flawless and Even Tan!
The possibility of this happening to you increases if you sweat excessively, are exposed to some form of liquid touching your skin, or fail to limit skin to skin contact (usually within the folds of their arms, behind knees) etc.
Setting POWDER helps this. Some artists only put it in areas that tend to sweat (breasts, bootie, elbow creases & knees) but I put it all over your body.
During the spray tan application, I'll apply some powder to some areas that can't help but touch or are known for sweating.
After the spray tan application...
POST HYDRATION SPRAY!!! YES!!!
After the post hydration spray...
One of the most favorite things I love about the solution line I use is how natural and even-fading it is!
But uneven fading happens when the skin exfoliates at different rates.
Excessive sweating, excessive rubbing, lack of exfoliation, products on the skin prior to tanning (which creates a barrier) and too dark of a solution being applied to your skin can all contribute to the tan fading unevenly.
Steps to Avoid This!
This happens with the wrong % of DHA for your skin type and/or tone is applied.
Not everyone can handle 12+ % of DHA. My fair girls…you're going to want a light to medium tan.
This can also occur if your skin is over-saturated.
Sometimes I’ll recommend going lighter the first time around to see how your skin handles the solution or even play around with mixing solutions.
No Color ?!?
This is rare but can happen. In one episode, I mentioned that this can happen due to hormones but it can also happen by barriers on the skin like lotion, oil, make-up, deodorant, etc.
Even residue from the shower on the skin like shampoo, condition, and soap can cause discoloring.
I recommend showering at least 6+ hours before your spray tan appt.
Have bare skin prior to your appointment. If you're unable to or forget...don't worry! I have make-up removing wipes on hand to get rid of make-up & deodorant.
I hope this episode has added value to you.
Spray tans are a great alternative to UV rays and they can give you a nice confidence boost. I'd love to hear why you like to get spray tans or use a sunless tanner- comment below to let us know!
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