Although we are still lucky to be getting some beautiful, sunny days, we are losing the warmer temperatures. As we get further into fall and then into winter, some of us start to lose our tans and spray tanning is a wonderful option for those who want to still be golden and bronzed. For those of you who are not familiar with spray tanning, here are some tips of what to expect.
Before you go in to get your spray tan, you want to make sure that you are freshly washed and your face is free of any make-up. If you do not remember to do so beforehand, the tanning salon will likely have some face wipes you can use. You also do not want to be wearing deodorant, since traces of it on your skin can cause you not to get evenly tanned.
Once you arrive at the tanning salon, you will be brought to a room and asked to undress. If you would like to get your undergarments on, that is absolutely okay. It is your choice as to what you feel comfortable with. You also want to make sure that you remove all of your jewelry or any other accessories, including glasses. You may want to wear a hair net to protect your hair and it will also work to protect your ears.
You will discuss with your tanning therapist what your tanning goals are and how deep of a color you would like. Once you have chosen that, a formula will slowly be applied to your face. You will keep your eyes closed. The therapist will then work the formula spraying down first the front of your body, and then the back. Your therapist may ask you to adjust your stance or position to make sure you are getting sprayed evenly.
After the session, you will get dressed again, and it’s a good idea to either wear clothing you are okay getting discolored, or make sure the clothing you wear is dark. Some people do not care for the smell of the formula, but you can rest easy knowing the smell will not last for very long.
In order to make your tan last as long as possible, it is advised that you wait six hours before you have a shower. This allows your skin to absorb the color and ensure your skin remains even in color. You should also try to take a faster shower, because the more time you spend in the water, the higher the chance you have of having the color fade.
Spray tanning is a very safe way to get a tan and when it is done by a salon that knows the proper techniques, the color can last for a long time.