Spray tans are one of the safer ways that you can get a gorgeous glow without having to spend hours in the sun or in a tanning bed. Here at Celebrity Skin Couture Air Tan in Chicago, we provide individuals looking for their glow with the quality spray tan services they need. Our years of experience in both giving and receiving spray tans has taught us quite a bit about how to make the most of the tan that you’ve invested in. 

Whether you’re new to spray tans or you’re simply looking for ways to get them to last longer, today’s blog is for you. Our team is going to go over a few tips and tricks to help you make the most of your spray tan. Let’s dive right in. 

Shave Before the Tan

The night before you get your spray tan, take some time and do a thorough shaving. By getting this done in advance, you won’t have to worry about the razor taking away any color if you need to shave after the fact.

Exfoliate Beforehand

One of the very best things that you can do is exfoliate prior to getting a spray tan. Exfoliating helps to get rid of your dead skin cells, which leaves a beautiful canvas for your spray tan. Aside from that, dead skin cells that are shedding after a spray tan will leave your color looking patchy and dull. 

While exfoliating can make a huge difference, you want to ensure you’re using a gentle exfoliant that will leave your skin feeling soft and smooth, rather than dry and cracked. Look for an exfoliant that is designed specifically for spray tans so that you get the absolute best results. 

Schedule Wisely

Spray tans are a great way to get a gorgeous glow when the outdoors makes it less than ideal to do so naturally. With that being said, spray tans aren’t going to last quite as long as beds or tans that you achieve by spending hours in the sun. Most spray tans will last anywhere between five to seven days, so you want to make sure that you time them wisely. If there’s a particular event that you’re wanting to look golden for, keep that in mind when scheduling your appointment.

Wait to Shower

Spray tans need some time to set, which is why you’re going to want to wait to shower. You don’t have to wait too long to hop in the shower, but we do recommend roughly four to six hours after your appointment so that your tan has enough time to really set. By waiting, you can get the most out of the spray tan color.

Care for the Tan

In order to get the very most of your tan, you are going to want to care for the tan after your appointment. This means using products that are designed to maintain spray tans, staying away from loofahs and tough showering supplies like that, and moisturizing often. These are all great habits to adopt, but when you’ve chosen to invest in a spray tan, making the active choice to care for your tan is one of the best things you can do.

Schedule Your Tan Today

Celebrity Skin Couture Air Tan would love to be the ones that help you find your perfect glow. If you’re looking for the perfect place to get your spray tan done, look no further than our Chicago spray tan salons. Feel free to reach out to our team if you have any questions about the spray tan process or if you’d like to schedule your spray tan appointment. We are always more than happy to help you.