For many people, achieving a natural-looking sun-kissed glow can be difficult. Whether you’re looking for a safe alternative to tanning beds or just want to add a bit of color to your skin, spray tanning is an excellent option that offers flawless results. But before you book your appointment, it’s important to learn the do’s and don’ts of spray tanning. Here are some tips from Luminous Glow that will help you get the perfect tan every time.

Do Exfoliate

Exfoliating is key when it comes to getting a flawless, streak-free spray tan. Exfoliating removes dead skin cells and gives the solution something to cling to, which will create a more even application and prevent patchy spots. It’s best to exfoliate at least 24 hours before your spray tan appointment so your pores close back up after exfoliation, ensuring a smoother application process.

Do Shave Beforehand

If you plan on shaving or waxing prior to your appointment, do it at least 24 hours in advance so your skin has time to settle down from any irritation caused by shaving or waxing. If you shave or wax too close to your appointment, it can cause splotchiness during the application process that can be difficult to fix. Also make sure that any hair removal products are completely removed from your skin before arriving for your session so they don’t interfere with the solution.

Don’t Apply Moisturizer Beforehand

Moisturizers can leave a barrier on your skin that prevents the solution from adhering properly and may lead to patchy results. Avoid applying lotion, oils, deodorant or makeup prior to spraying if possible as these can all interfere with the spray tanning process. It’s best to arrive fresh-faced and free of product for optimal results.

Do Wear Loose Fitting Clothing After Your Appointment   

It’s important not only to bring loose fitting clothes immediately after your appointment but also for later in the day when you shower off the bronzer that was applied during your session (which is done in order for you to inspect the color). Tight clothing can rub against wet areas causing streaks or uneven coloring so make sure whatever you wear is loose enough not to put pressure on those areas while still being comfortable and stylish!

Don’t Shower Too Soon After 

The initial bronzer used during most spray tanning sessions is meant as a guide so you can see how even (or uneven) your coverage looks like right away. The actual development of color takes place over several hours after application due to oxidation which means showering too soon could remove much of what was already applied leading to uneven results or faded patches throughout certain areas of your body! Aim for 8-24 hours depending on how dark you’d like your final result to be!

Spray tanning offers safe yet effective results when done properly in order for you to achieve the perfect sun-kissed glow without having to worry about damaging UV rays or harmful chemicals. With these tips from Luminous Glow, you’ll have no problem achieving beautiful results every time! 

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