If you have fair skin, getting a tan can be a challenge. Spending too long in the sun will only get you sunburned. Sunless tanning provides a safe alternative. Here are some tips for a great-looking sunless tan.

Exfoliate your skin prior to your tan.

Shower and exfoliate your skin at least eight hours before you tan. Exfoliating removes dead skin cells. It improves absorption and makes it easier to achieve an even tone. Exfoliation is especially important for people with fair skin. Use a sugar or sea salt exfoliator, or an exfoliating sponge, and exfoliate every part of your body that you want to tan. A little preparation now will help keep your tan looking great as long as possible.

Remove all lotions and creams before your tan.

These products act as moisture barriers, which can leave streaks or splotches in your tan. You should also avoid wearing deodorant or perfume during your tan, as these can lead to flaking or blotches.

Do not wear makeup when you tan.

Like creams and lotions, makeup creates a barrier on your skin. Also, wearing makeup that is darker than your natural skin tone makes it more difficult to get the correct color for your face. This is especially true if you have fair skin. Remove your makeup before you tan.

Care for your tan after your appointment.

Follow these tips to make that bronzed look last.

  • Wear loose clothes. Tight clothing might make the tan rub off.
  • Wear flip-flops or open-toed shoes.
  • Wait at least four to six hours before showering, and avoid exercising, swimming, or any other activity that will get your skin wet.
  • Keep your skin moisturized.
  • Follow all specific instructions from your tanning technician.

At Bronze Tan, we can help you achieve the golden glow you desire throughout the year. Contact us now to learn more about our tanning options and book an appointment today.

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