If you’re someone who appreciates the power of a great tan, then you have probably been looking for ways to get the perfect color the most efficient way possible. Getting yourself tanned by soaking up some sun or locking yourself in a tanning bed opens up some potential health risks, so a lot of people have bowed out of that scene. These traditional forms of tanning also take some time, so they just wouldn’t work if you need that perfect tan right here, right now.
It’s a good thing sunless tanning was introduced in the 80’s. Today, it continues to be a popular option for people who want to get that golden skin in no time.
Here are a few do’s and don’ts that would help you become a head turner because of your golden glow:
• Do not get waxed after tanning.
Remember that the color you get is just an added layer over your skin’s actual surface. This means that when you wax after tanning, most of that color could come off with the wax.
• Do not get wet right away.
It is advisable that you wait at least a day after tanning before getting yourself wet. This will allow the tanning solution to settle well on your skin.
• Do not wipe yourself dry after you shower.
Wiping your skin after you shower could wipe off some of the color on your skin. This could leave you with an uneven skin tone. It’s better to pat yourself dry so that you can make sure the color stays nice and even on your skin.
• Do exfoliate the moment your tan starts fading.
That golden color will only stay for some time. Once you notice the color fading, start preparing for your next tanning session. Start exfoliating to get your skin ready.
• Do avoid any medical treatment for acne.
Avoid taking any medications that promise to cure acne while your spray tan is on. This may force your tan to disappear faster, and could also have adverse effects on your skin while that extra golden layer on top of your skin’s surface is around.
• Do choose tanning solutions that protect your skin from the sun.
Just because you’re already tanned does not mean that you shouldn’t go out in the sun. You can still go out, as long as you make sure your tanning solution has enough SPF in it to protect you.
• Do not use products with salicylic acid.
Especially if you use facial wash all the time, check if it contains salicylic acid. This can make your tan go away, so avoid using it for now.With this list of do’s and don’ts, you can make sure your tan is flawless and beautiful.