Saturday, February 18th 2017
A lasting spray tan can be hard to achieve, but GLOW Co-Founder & CEO Yazmin Cavale, knows the secrets to ensuring your tan is here to stay.
You must begin by choosing a good spray tan system. This is so important. GLOW's proprietary solution that each of our GlowPros use when providing the spray tan service to our clients, is an all-natural, 100% organic spray tan solution that's guaranteed to leave you streak-free with no orange tones or unpleasant "spray tan smells."
After choosing the right spray tan system, there are still steps you can take to make sure your spray tan lasts as long as possible! A huge percentage of that lies in the prep for your tan. We've got tips for how to prep to make your spray tan stay put, no matter if it's the day before or day of your appointment!
If you're thinking ahead about your spray tan appointment, you've got time to really prep your skin in the best possible way to ensure your bronze is lasting! Follow these easy steps to keep you spray tan glowing!
*NIGHT BEFORE: *
Step 1: Soak in a warm bath for 10-20 minutes. While you're soaking, make sure to get all your shaving out of the way to ensure you're not stripping off any tan in the following days after your appointment!
* (Tip: Add bath salts to your soak! While this is not necessary, the salt soak will help remove any dead or extra dry skin pre-spray tan.)*
Step 2: After your relaxing and exfoliating bath soak, rinse off in the shower! After a brief rinse, turn the shower head away from you, leaving room for you to stand in the tub without being emerged in water. By doing so, you've created a mini home sauna and steamy atmosphere that will compliment the exfoliation your about to do!
Step 3: Time to exfoliate! Take a wash cloth or body buff glove and make circular motions all over your body. Layers of dead skin, old tan and impurities will roll off body and onto your glove or wash cloth! If you don't own a body buff, no worries! Use a body scrub that does not contain mineral oil. We love Laura Mercier Creme Brûlée Sugar Scrub!!!
(Tip: Don’t forget to exfoliate under your arms- you’ll be amazed at how much deodorant or product can build up!)
Step 4: After exfoliating, step under your shower head and cleanse your skin with a paraben-free, sulfate-free body wash (we highly recommend Dove Unscented body wash!) If you can't get your hands on Dove, try to find a sulfate wash or an all natural bar soap.
Step 5: MOISTURIZE!! Apply a paraben-free, sulfate-free, and mineral oil-free lotion, body butter or body oil.
If you're like us, you rarely think ahead and may have forgotten to prep for your spray tan the night before! If that's the case - relax! The GlowPro's have a couple of day-of tricks to ensure your spray tan lasts as long as possible!
*DAY OF: *
Step 1: Grab a pair of exfoliating gloves and hop into a nice, warm shower. Go ahead and knock out all of your shaving while you're in there! Apply a paraben-free, sulfate-free body wash to your body buff gloves and buff your body in a circular motion.
*Step 2: *After rinsing and drying, DO NOT moisturize! We know, we know... we never tell you this, but in order for your spray tan to adhere to your skin, it's best to not create any barriers after you exfoliated! Also, skip deodorant! Leaving your body freshly polished and super clean will allow the spray tan to absorb evenly!
So, whether it's the day of or the night before, there are steps you can take to make sure your GLOW is here to stay! Looking for tips on how to make your spray tan last, after your appointment? Keep checking back on the GLOW blog for tips and tricks on spray tans, makeup, hair, and all things beauty!
Have you downloaded the GLOW on-demand beauty app at www.glowout.io?
If so, you can book your Spray Tan using the app right now.
If not, read this blog to learn how to download the app, create your user account and book your first GLOW service!