If you want to achieve a perfect, glowing, sun-kissed look without exposing yourself to harmful UV rays that can leave you sunburned, lead to the early aging of the skin, or even worse, give you skin cancer, a spray tan is just the solution for you. It’s a harmless, easy way to get the tan you so crave, and usually doesn’t cost as much as you might think. But since it’s not a natural glow and you can’t just go out in the sun to keep it going strong all year long, you might be wondering, “How often should I get a spray tan?” If this sounds like you, we’ve got some answers that might just interest you.
Just What Is A Spray Tan?
Before you can even worry about how often you should be getting one applied, you might be wondering just what a spray tan is in the first place. And it’s really exactly what it sounds like. The process involves a fine mist being sprayed all over your body by a professional. This mist contains an ingredient known as DHA that the amino acids in the outer layer of your skin react with to give the illusion of a perfect tan. It is a lot easier and less time-consuming than spreading out in the sun all day hoping you don’t burn.
How Often Should I Get A Spray Tan?
Now that you know what a spray tan is, you might be wondering just how often you should get one. And the answer, unfortunately, isn’t so cut and dry, as it can depend on a number of factors such as:
- The shade you went with for your tan. Lighter tans tend to fade faster, whereas darker ones will stick around for a little bit longer.
- Whether you practiced proper pre-tan care such as exfoliating and moisturizing.
- Staying hydrated, which can help keep your skin from shedding as quickly, therefore keeping your tan around for a little longer.
- Avoiding shaving if possible once you have your tan in place, as the razors can scrape away your outer skin and take some of your tan with it.
If you’re looking for an actual answer to the question of, “How often should I get a spray tan?” the answer to the question you didn’t ask will be, “a spray tan can last for 5-10 days.” So that means if you plan to maintain your glow, you should probably plan to go a minimum of 2-3 times a month, depending on how you care for your tan, and how tan you would like to look at all times.
Come See Us Today
If you’re ready to get your glow on and ditch those deadly UV rays, we urge you to contact us today to dip your toes—and well, hopefully the rest of you too—into your first spray tanning session. We promise you won’t regret it.